Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Honey Lime Shrimp with Coconut Rice

Are you like me and you are on a mission to make easy and scrumptious
week night meals? I don't like repeating meals very often. I like mixing it
up and I'm always rotating recipes. I get bored with repetition. There are
very few dishes, I love more than sweet and savory and this meal is just that.

Honey Lime Shrimp

2 pounds frozen, uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
2 limes, juiced and the zest of one lime
4 tablespoons of honey
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

1) Place all ingredients in a large ziplock back and mix well and place in the
refrigerator for one hour. Rotating the bag after 30 minutes.

2) Heat a large skillet on medium high heat and pour all of the ingredients
in the skillet and cook until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

Coconut Rice

1 ( 14 ounce ) can coconut milk
1 1/4 cups water
3 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice

1) In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, water, sugar and salt. Stir until
sugar is dissolved. Stir in rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover,
reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 22 minutes or until done.

Note - make the rice while the shrimp is marinating -
I also like to toast some sweetened coconut and sprinkle it on top.
It just makes it so much more delicious - don't skip that part.

The shrimp is delicious on it's own or even with pasta. 
Serve with fresh lime wedges.


  1. Delightful, refreshing, love this.

  2. This sounds so delicious. I know I would love it!

  3. I am book marking this! SO making the shrimp. Love sweet with a little heat. nom nom nom

  4. I really want to try this. It looks great! Simple and easy and delicious. That's what I'm talkin' about. :) Thanks for the all the awesomeness. Love,

    Shauna xo

  5. Yes, I am the same way! I always want to try something new. We are such shrimp fans and this sounds fabulous. I could eat shrimp all the time - it goes well with so many flavors.

  6. Great Idea with the coconut milk in the rice! We know how you feel, we do the same too!

  7. I do get stuck in a rut every now and then. Especially when I'm stressed or really busy. That's why I love visiting blogs like yours :). The shrimp and coconut rice sound delicious!

  8. I totally love this one, Val. Trying for sure!

  9. This sounds like my kind of meal! Simple and tropical.

  10. This sounds heavenly & like my kind of recipe - there aren't a zillion steps!

  11. Ugh....I hate repetitive meals too but I swear my husband could eat the same darn thing every night! This looks scrupmtious and I love the taste of coconut rice.


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