PCOS Friendly Honey Garlic Shrimp

Hi Loves, Here is another very quick and simple recipe. This took me about 15 minutes to cook once you do all the prep work and get the rice going. Over the summer, my husband and father-in-law went to Charleston, South Carolina to visit my sister-in-law for her baptism in the ocean! Before they came back, they got a bunch of shrimp, fresh off of the boat and frozen for the long drive home. Fresh caught seafood is truly far superior to anything you find at your typical Midwestern supermarket, in my opinion. Today, I decided to give this shrimp the sweet treatment with a honey garlic glaze that is equally sweet and spicy, as well as a good helping of lime zest to give this dish a distinct brightness that works wonderfully. So, with no further ado, let's get cooking.

Ingredient List:

Shrimp - 1.5 pounds, headless, peeled and deveined
Raw Honey - 2 Tablespoons
Red Chili Flakes - 1/2 Teaspoon
Lime Juice - 3 Tablespoons, fresh squeezed
Lime Zest - 2 whole lime's worth, one for cooking and another for garnish at the end
Butter, salted - 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic - 2 Cloves, minced
Olive Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Salt to taste

The first step, for me at least, was to clean the shrimp. You can skip this step if you purchased pre-peeled and deveined shrimp from the store. I took them out of the freezer early in the day and let them thaw in a colander in the sink. You can thaw them in water but they tend to get a soggy texture if you're not careful. Once the shrimp were thawed, I peeled the shells off of them and then ran a paring knife along their back to be able to get to the mud vein out. Once I had processed all of the shrimp, I rinsed them real quick and let them drip dry for a minute.

Next, the cooking! I heated up the olive oil and butter in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil was hot and the butter was melted I added the garlic, cooked it for about 30 seconds, then added the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until they turn white and orange, somewhere between 5-10 minutes depending on your stove, then add in the rest of the ingredients: the honey, chili flakes, lime juice, half of the zest and a pinch or two of salt. Stir all of the ingredients together for 1 minute or so on high heat. The honey should help bind all of the ingredients together to make a lovely glaze.

Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately with some white Basmati rice. Sprinkle on some fresh lime zest to give the dish a fresh pop! Now, you are good to start eating!

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