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Honey Lime Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

As you may have figured out by now, I am a shrimp fanatic. Really, I am a seafood junkie (most seafood. I had a really bad experience on a blind date with calamari many moons ago. Scarred me for life) and I love to find different ways to make it. My husband has a favorite dish at our local Chinese place called Honey Walnut Shrimp. I figured out a way to make it healthier and (in my opinion and his too!) more delicious, minus the walnuts. This is a quick and easy way to cook shrimp. I can’t wait for you to try it!



  • 1lb shrimp  washed, peeled and deveined (I left the tail on for “dipping purposes”)
  • 2 Tb butter
  • juice of 2 limes and also 1 lime cut into 8 wedges ( 3 limes total)
  • 1/8 Cup plus 2 TB chopped freshh cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Honey + 3 TB for the dipping sauce
  • 1/4 Cup mayonaise (I use [easyazon_link identifier=”B000WLCEAG” locale=”US” tag=”apatchofsun-20″]Best Foods[/easyazon_link] pretty much always, but use whatever you generally like to use)



  1. Heat butter in a saute pan on medium. I fell in love with these [easyazon_link identifier=”B005C3XN5E” locale=”US” tag=”apatchofsun-20″]Rachael Ray pans[/easyazon_link], a gift from my Aunt Cindy. They seriously have never failed me. EVER
  2. While your butter is melting, mix together the mayonaise and the 3 TB of honey. Set aside
  3. When your butter is melted and JUST beginning to sizzle and turn a very light brown,  add your shrimp
  4. Let your shrimp cook until they start to turn pink and curl
  5. Add the juice of 2 limes and continue to cook for about 1 minute
  6. Add in your 1/4 Cup of honey and stir to coat all your shrimp.
  7. Cook for another minute
  8. Turn off heat and toss in cilantro
  9. Arrange shrimp on a nice platter or plate with the reserved sauce & lime wedges
  10. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. It is definitley on our “let’s make it again” list.

Please leave a comment below. I love to hear feedback and ideas!


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