This Shrimp Scampi with Lime, Honey & Beer is fresh and light ~ with a bit of tartness from the lime, then balanced beautifully with sweet honey ~ it makes for a perfect summertime appetizer!
Which means, there’s always a need for simple, easy recipes that you can get on the table in just a few minutes.Like this Shrimp Scampi with Lime, Honey & Beer. It’s delightfully refreshing and light ~ and I love that it can be served with a side as a main dish, or with chewy bread as an appetizer! Which is exactly how we like to eat it! Keepin’ it light in the summertime!
With all the sun we’ve had, I’ve noticed that our outdoor cushions have faded from bright apple red and popsicle orange to a nice watermelon and cantaloupe color. Thankfully, this doesn’t matter to me – because I love the signs of summer – even if it comes with a bit of aging and fading! Regardless of the color – it inspires me!
The colors in this Shrimp Scampi dish look a lot like the colors on my patio! The shrimp is a nice, light orange color, there’s a pop of red from the red pepper flakes and with all the sun (+ all of the rain we get in the Pacific Northwest), there is green everywhere!
When you make this (and you definitely should), be sure to serve this with a nice chewy bread to soak up that delightfully light and tart butter sauce! It would be great served with an ice cold glass of Lager!Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1½ lb uncooked raw, medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
- 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup beer
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 medium green onions
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, garnish
- In 10-inch skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Add shrimp; cook and stir 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
- Add beer, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, honey, salt and pepper. Cook roughly 2 to 3 minutes. Add green onions and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently, until shrimp are done (do not overcook). Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Betty Crocker @ Shrimp Scampi with Beer.