Ginger Shrimp With Garlic, Lime & Honey
This simple ginger shrimp (prawns) recipe is made with garlic, honey, and lime. With only 6 ingredients, this nutritious stovetop dinner is both quick + easy to prepare! Serve with a grain (like rice or quinoa) and some veggies (like broccoli) for a complete meal.
During a recent trip to Barcelona, I noticed that a lot of the seafood we ordered was prepared with ginger and lime. These dishes were so light and simple, I knew I wanted to bring those flavours home and pair them with one of my favourite proteins: shrimp!
These honey ginger lime shrimp are super easy to throw together and make an awesome protein option for a simple weeknight dinner. As a dietitian, I recommend serving them with a grain like rice or quinoa, as well as with some cooked veggies like broccoli, zucchini, or sautéed leafy greens, in order to make a complete meal.
Want more shrimp recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy shrimp recipes for more ideas. These smoked paprika shrimp and these coconut shrimp with chili powder + lime are two reader-favourites!
Ingredients & Prep
Recipe ingredients needed: shrimp, fresh ginger, lime, garlic, olive oil, and honey.
Here’s a quick visual of how the ingredients should look once prepped: grated ginger, minced garlic, juiced + zested lime.
Visual guide: how to make sautéed ginger shrimp
After prepping ingredients, whisk together lime juice, grated ginger, and honey in a small bowl.
Next, toss shrimp in olive oil, salt, and pepper until well-coated in oil.
On a hot pan, cook shrimp for about 1 minute per side until they turn pink. Remove shrimp from heat and place in a clean bowl, working in batches until all are cooked.
Once all shrimp are cooked, add minced garlic to pan. Sauté for a minute, then add in lime-ginger-honey sauce. Return shrimp to the pan and toss together.
Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
What to serve this recipe with
As a dietitian, I always recommend balancing your meal with a source of protein, complex carbs, healthy fats, and fibre-rich veggies.
For a side of veggies, I think this recipe would taste great with some cooked broccoli, zucchini, or sautéed leafy greens like kale or swiss chard.
Shrimp nutrition benefits
Shrimp is not only easy to cook, but it’s chock-full of nutrition and health benefits. For instance, shrimp is:
- an excellent source of high-quality, complete protein – a standard 3-ounce or 85-gram serving provides 18 grams
- a good source of micronutrients like selenium, B12, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, magnesium, and iron
- a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the health of your heart and brain
More healthy shrimp recipes
- Shrimp With Smoked Paprika & Honey
- Creamy Coconut Shrimp With Chili Powder
- Turmeric Shrimp With Cumin & Garlic
- Honey Mustard Garlic Shrimp
- Shrimp & Broccoli With Lemon, Honey & Feta
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- PREP SHRIMP: Thaw, peel, and devein shrimp if needed. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel + place in a medium-sized bowl. Toss shrimp in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- PREP OTHER: Mince garlic cloves. Grate ginger. Wash + dry lime well, then zest the peel. Cut lime in half and juice it into a small bowl.
- MAKE SAUCE: Whisk lime juice, grated ginger, and honey in a small bowl until a smooth sauce forms. Set aside.
- COOK SHRIMP: Heat up a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot (a splash of water should sizzle on it), place the shrimp on the pan. They should be in a single layer with a bit of space between each piece – work in batches as needed.
- Cook the shrimp for 1 minute per side (until opaque, pink, and slightly browned). Remove from heat and set shrimp aside in a clean bowl. Repeat until all shrimp are cooked. Do not overcook shrimp – they will be added back to the pan at the end!
- Once shrimp are cooked, add minced garlic to the same pan and sauté for a minute. There should still be some oil in the pan, but you are welcome to add a splash more olive oil if needed!
- Then, pour lime sauce into the pan. Stir and allow to bubble for about 30 seconds.
- Add cooked shrimp back into the pan and toss in the sauce. Remove from heat and top with lime zest, salt, and pepper to finish.
- Serve shrimp with the remainder of your meal (see notes for ideas). Enjoy!
- Since shrimp is a protein (and cooked in olive oil, a healthy fat), I would pair this recipe with a source of complex carbs like quinoa, farro, brown rice, or crispy roasted potatoes as well as a side of cooked, non-starchy veggies (like leafy greens, zucchini, or broccoli).
- You can also throw these shrimp on top of a salad, grain bowl, or add them to fried rice.
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.