I was glutton for punishment and stopped in at work. But...on the positive side, someone told me about this recipe. I know, having the honey and lime together in a recipe threw me off a bit. Never would have thought to put those two together.
It's shrimp and of course, Alyssa doesn't like seafood. So, for her, I cut up a chicken breast and cooked that first and then added it back into the final dish.
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons garlic, minced (separate in half)
¼ cup honey
1 lime, juiced
1 pound asparagus, sliced (I used green beans)
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add shrimp, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon of garlic, honey and lime juice. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes, or until bottom of shrimp turns pink and opaque.
3. Flip the shrimp and cook an additional 2 minutes or until shrimp are fully pink and there are no gray bits. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
4. In a fresh skillet (or you can clean out the same one), add oil and sauté the asparagus and bell pepper with salt, pepper, and the remaining garlic.
5. When the asparagus and bell pepper have reached your desired doneness, add the shrimp back into the skillet and combine.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Another ingredients none of us likes is asparagus. Yuck! In my defense, I have tried it again several year ago, and nope. I still don't like it. So, instead I substituted fresh green beans. They cooked in the juices for just about 5 minutes and they were perfect. Still crunchy. Alyssa said the red pepper was perfect too. I added that about 2 minutes after the green beans.
One of my favorite spice stores is Penzey's Spices. Awesome! Looking at the recipe, I thought it needed some seasonings so I added their Sate seasoning. It's a blend all of their own and we love it. It did add some flavor, but could have used more.
Megan thought this should be served over rice. She loves to have the juice soaked up by the rice. Next time I will definately try it.
This recipe was super fast to cook too. I think it took about 15 minutes to make. Maybe.
Overall, my family liked this recipe and would not mind having it again. It's a great recipe for the girls while at college. For the most part, you can always have the ingredients on hand. That is besides the shrimp and green beans.
You can find the original recipe here - Honey Lime Shrimp
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper