Browned Butter Honey Garlic Shrimp
Seared shrimp cooked in browned butter infused with honey, garlic and lemon juice. Simple ingredients, maximum flavor.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (or juice of half a lemon)
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 21- ounces 600 g shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on or off)
- Salt to season
- Lemon wedges (to serve)
- Fresh chopped parsley to serve
- Add the honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic; stir well to combine all of the flavours together and cook for 30 seconds until the garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat.
- Pour out just over half of the browned butter from the pan (liquid only), leaving 2 tablespoons of the honey butter mixture in the pan, and reserve the rest for later.
- Add half of the shrimp to the honey/butter in the pan; sear for about 2 minutes each side, or until just cooked through and no longer opaque. Transfer to a plate; set aside.
- Wipe pan over with paper towel and add 2 more tablespoons of the honey/butter mixture to the pan. (You may need to add 1 teaspoon of olive oil or extra butter to the pan if your sauce has thickened too much.) Sear the remaining shrimp for 2 minutes each side, or until just cooked through and no longer opaque.
- Add the cooked shrimp back into the pan, and pour in the remaining honey/butter sauce; stirring through the shrimp to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper if desired and garnish with parsley.
- Serve with steamed vegetables; over rice or with a salad
Have all of your ingredients measured and ready before you start. Be careful not to let your butter burn. As soon as the foam subsides and turns a golden color, start adding your ingredients and stir them through. You can use tail on or off shrimp. Make sure your skillet is well seasoned, or use a good quality non-stick pan. Use fresh garlic. I find minced garlic that comes in a tube or jar spits a lot when adding it to hot butter. Be careful not to over cook your shrimp! Over cooked shrimp is rubbery and hard. Another no bueno in the flavour department.
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