Shrimp Scampi with Lime, Honey & Beer

 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!

Shrimp Scampi Honey Lime Beer 02 | Inspiration KitchenOur gorgeous weather this year has us spending nearly all of our time outside soaking up the sunshine.

Which means, there’s always a need for simple, easy recipes that you can get on the table in just a few minutes.Shrimp Scampi Honey Lime Beer | Inspiration KitchenLike 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!Shrimp Scampi Honey Lime Beer 03 | Inspiration Kitchen

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!  🙂

See?  Inspiring!

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!Shrimp Scampi Honey Lime Beer 04 | Inspiration KitchenEnjoy!

Shrimp Scampi with Lime, Honey & Beer
A refreshing and light Shrimp Scampi flavored with lime, honey and beer. A great shrimp dish for summertime!
Recipe type: Main
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. says

    Yumm! We are all about shrimp this summer, I think I have made it just about every way possible except shrimp scampi! I love the flavors you used here, not just plain lemon/butter/garlic, it sounds so refreshing! I know what we are having this weekend! 🙂
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    • says

      Auuuuuhhhhh! I’m so glad you love it Annie! I hope you enjoy it! Have it with a festive beverage! 🙂 At least that’s what I’d be doing! Hahaha!

  2. says

    This shrimp scampi looks amazing, Kristi! Love how flavorful it sounds with the beer, honey, lime and cilantro. Pinning, totally drooling over the thought of this with some bread on the side – yum 🙂

  3. says

    Oh My goooooooodness Kristi!!!! I love how you have taken inspiration from everything around you! The way you’ve described the color of the cushions with the greens from the rains and then translated that into food is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 Do I even need to mention how awesome this looks!!!!!! I need to scoop some of that sauce with bread stat! 😀
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