CHEF JEFF: One Byte At A Time — Honey Garlic Shrimp

If you are looking for something quick and easy to make for supper, the combination of shrimp and rice wouldn’t be a bad choice. Neither of them takes long to cook and they really compliment each.

The following recipe contains just a handful of ingredients and can be made in less than a half hour, if you are using white rice. (Brown rice takes a little longer.)

Honey Garlic Shrimp
1 pound raw shrimp (count 31-40),  peeled and deveined
⅓ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Hot cooked white or brown rice to serve
In a medium bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour half the marinade into a measuring cup. Add the shrimp to the remaining marinade and let sit for 15 minutes.
Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Melt the butter over medium high heat, and while the butter is melting, strain off the marinade from the shrimp. Add the shrimp to the pan once the butter is hot and melted and saute for 2 minutes until the shrimp start to turn pink. Pour the reserved half of the marinade into the pan and continue cooking until the shrimp are cooked through and the marinade has reduced slightly.
Serve shrimp and sauce over the hot rice.

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