Mike's Recipes

Hot Honey Shrimp

  • Prep Time
    20 Minutes
  • Difficulty
  • Servings
    10 (2 skewers per person)
  • 4lbs raw medium shrimp (tail on), deveined
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 4 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Mike’s Hot Honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • More Mike’s Hot Honey for serving
Love the irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors? Look no further than honey garlic shrimp all heat lovers should know about. These mouthwatering grilled shrimp skewers are quick and easy to prepare and offer a delightful twist with Mike's Hot Honey.

Versatility is key. Whether you're looking for a main course, side dish, or appetizer, honey garlic shrimp has you covered. And let's not forget about its perfect fit for summer gatherings – grilled shrimp is a go-to food during those warm months.

But the appeal doesn't stop there. These succulent shrimp skewers can be enjoyed in various ways beyond dinner – think salads, wraps, and more. And if you're into sweet glazes on your grilled shrimp, honey glazed shrimp will satisfy your cravings.

With its quick prep and cook time, grilling becomes an absolute breeze thanks to skewers. Plus, it's perfect for sharing at parties or casual get-togethers.

So why wait? Let's dive into the world of honey garlic shrimp and experience this flavor-packed dish that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

What Pairs Well with Honey Shrimp?

If you're wondering what to serve alongside your hot honey shrimp skewer recipe, we've got you covered. Here are some fantastic options and suggestions that will perfectly complement this mouthwatering summer dish:
  • Rice: A bed of fluffy rice is an excellent choice to accompany your honey garlic shrimp. Its neutral flavor allows the flavors of the shrimp to shine through.
  • Vegetables: Get creative with your vegetable pairings. Consider trying out Bacon & Parm Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts for a flavorful twist. These crispy sprouts coated in the hot honey glaze will add a delightful contrast to the succulent shrimp. Another option is Hot Honey Hasselback Squash, which offers a deliciously sweet and savory side dish. If you're seeking a healthier pairing choice, veggie skewers are an excellent option.
  • Salad: To add freshness and lightness to your meal, consider serving a refreshing salad alongside the honey garlic shrimp. You can pair it with our delectable Orzo Salad, which combines orzo pasta, fresh vegetables, and a tangy dressing.
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: For those looking for a more portable option or wanting to enjoy their honey garlic shrimp on the go, sandwiches and wraps are perfect.
So go ahead and experiment with these diverse options to find your favorite combination. Whether you choose rice as a base or bacon-infused Brussels sprouts or veggie skewers as sides, each pairing will elevate your honey garlic shrimp experience.

What Is the Proper Way to Skewer Shrimp?

Skewering shrimp for grilling is crucial in our honey garlic shrimp recipe. To ensure your grilled shrimp skewers turn out perfectly, here are some simple instructions and recommendations:

Simple Instructions on Skewering Shrimp for Grilling

  1. Begin by selecting fresh and deveined shrimp of an optimal size. For this recipe, medium-sized shrimp work best.
  2. Soak the wooden shrimp skewers in water for about 30 minutes before using them. This prevents them from burning during grilling.
  3. Thread the shrimp onto the skewers. Leave enough space between each piece for even cooking.
  4. Pierce the skewer through both ends of the shrimp, keeping it secure and preventing it from slipping off while grilling.

Recommendations on Grill Heat and Turning Frequency

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat, around 400°F (200°C). This ensures a nicely seared exterior without overcooking the delicate shrimp.
  2. Place the skewered shrimp on the grill grates, allowing them to cook for approximately 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque.
  3. Avoid excessive flipping; turning them once is usually sufficient to achieve a delicious charred flavor while maintaining juiciness.
By following these simple instructions, you'll be well on your way to enjoying succulent honey garlic grilled shrimp that will surely impress your taste buds.

How to Devein Shrimp

Deveining shrimp is a crucial part of cooking this delectable seafood. Although it's entirely edible if left undeveined, most people find it unappealing. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to devein shrimp:
  1. Start by holding the shrimp with its back facing up and locate the dark vein running along its curved body.
  2. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, make a shallow incision along the length of the vein.
  3. Gently lift the vein out using your fingers or the tip of the blade, careful not to damage the delicate flesh.
  4. Rinse the shrimp under cold water to remove any remaining debris or residue from deveining.
Deveining shrimp is essential for several reasons:
  • Aesthetics: Removing the dark vein enhances the visual appeal of cooked shrimp, making it more appetizing.
  • Texture: The vein can sometimes be gritty or slightly chewy, detracting from the overall texture of the dish.
  • Flavor: Some individuals claim that deveining improves the taste by eliminating potential bitterness.
This simple method lets you easily devein shrimp and elevate your culinary experience. Whether preparing honey glazed shrimp or any other recipe, this extra step ensures a visually appealing and enjoyable dining experience.

Spear shrimp on skewers, 6-7 per skewer. If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before.

Grate the garlic into a bowl. Whisk together with the olive oil, oregano, lemon juice, Mike’s Hot Honey and salt & pepper. Brush on both sides of the shrimp skewers and set aside.

Preheat the grill on medium and oil the surface lightly. Place skewers on the grill, brush with half of the glaze, cover and grill for 3 minutes.

Turn, brush with remaining glaze, cover and grill for 3 more minutes (or until no longer translucent). Dependent on size of grill you may want to cook the skewers in batches.

Serve warm or cold with a finishing drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey.

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