A Brotha in the Kitchen Presents………. Smokey Honey & Garlic Shrimp!
This was before my vegetarian days, but a couple of moths ago, I’m walking through the seafood department at Publix and something catches my eye.
I see these HUGE beautiful shrimp, staring at me through the glass, begging for me to take them home with me.
I asked the guy working there what they were, and he tells me they are Argentine Red shrimp. “They’re the steak of the sea!” he says. At that moment I knew I had to get them home and do something special with them!
Since I wasn’t using a recipe, I had to decide exactly what to do with the shrimp. I decided I wanted to go with a sweet and salty flavor with a little hint of smokiness.
This recipe was really fun to make, it tasted great and best of all it only took 20 minutes to cook and 15 of that was breaking down the shrimp.
So, without further adieu, here’s the recipe!
Smokey Honey & Garlic Shrimp:
1 ½ pounds of Argentine Red Shrimp
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs of chopped cilantro
2 tbs of Orange Blossom Honey (Not too sweet and has some amazing hints of citrus)
1 tbs Soy Sauce
3 minced garlic cloves
1 tbs of Applewood smoked salt
Let's Get Cooking!
Peel and devein the shrimp. (This is by far the longest part of the recipe. If this isn’t your thing, feel free to buy shrimp that’s already peeled and deveined.)
Next, turn your skillet on to medium high and let it heat for about 2 minutes.
While it’s heating, mix your honey, garlic and soy sauce in a small bowl.
Next, add your shrimp to the hot skillet, season with smoked salt and cook for about 2 ½-3 minutes…TOTAL!
*Now stay with me here, I know you are thinking that 2 ½ -3 minutes isn’t long enough but these Argentine Red Shrimp cook FAST! If you cook them too long they will be soft and mushy…yuck! Nobody wants that!*
During the last 45 seconds add your sauce to the skillet & coat the shrimp well.
Remove from heat, garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
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