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Easy Honey Mustard Garlic Shrimp

This honey dijon mustard garlic shrimp recipe is so easy and delicious. It's a quick, healthy protein dish that pairs well with everything! Dairy-free + gluten-free.
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword dijon mustard, easy, garlic, healthy, honey, quick, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • Approx. 36 large shrimp, thawed, peeled + deveined (or prawns)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Honey Mustard Sauce:

Instructions

  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and place them in a small bowl. Toss them in 1 Tbsp olive oil and a bit of salt + pepper. Set aside.
  • Make honey mustard sauce by whisking together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Note that the cayenne pepper adds some spice to this recipe - feel free to increase or decrease amount as desired!
  • On the stove, heat a pan 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.
  • Cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side, then remove and set aside in a bowl. They’ll be opaque, pink, and slightly browned when done.
  • Next, add the minced garlic to the pan and cook for 1 min. Add the cooked shrimp back into the pan and toss with the honey mustard sauce. Remove from heat and serve! Garnish with black pepper and a sprinkle of parsley (optional).

Notes

*Leftovers of this recipe can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat – simply pop the leftovers in the microwave or warm them up in a pan on the stovetop.
*Shrimp is an excellent source of protein. Serve it with a source of complex carbs and veggies to make a full meal. I've included a bunch of serving ideas in the post above!