Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp

We are getting wicked in the kitchen today with our Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp recipe! This zesty recipe can be kicked up for more heat or toned down for a satisfying savory flavor.  Served over white rice, salad, or wrapped up in a fluffy tortilla, these buttery shrimp have just the right heat, smoke, and lemony tang to make your mouth happy!

Recipe Please!

This is one of our favorite recipes to make ahead for guests.  I can toss the defrosted shrimp in a bowl with the seasonings in the morning and let them marinate all day, then quick fry right before our guests get ready to sit down. 

It’s also one of our most requested recipes!  

To tell you the truth, it’s so easy that I almost hate to admit that it wasn’t much work at all.

My favorite trick is to add this Chili Lime seasoning for a little tartness over the top!

The Hot Honey Sauce 

Friends, this sauce is SOO good that you might find yourself eating it with a spoon! 

Our Hot Honey sauce is buttery, smokey, and perfect for biscuits, grits, even Chicken and Waffles!

The sauce is the perfect combo of sweet and savory, we like to bottle it up and get creative with what we use it with.  My favorite? It’s delicious over rice!  

hot honey buttered shrimp

Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp Made Just For You

I grew up in the South, and the closer you get to Louisiana, the hotter the spice gets! But for those of you, like myself, who like the sweet to beat the heat, we say bring on the butter and the honey! 

When you blend your spices, take a little taste and customize the peppers to your liking.  I add more smoked paprika to my spice combo because I love that deep smoke flavor.  But this is your dish, get creative!

Here’s our Smokey Shrimp Seasoning Recipe

Blending spices

Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp

CategoryMain Dish

 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and tails off.
 4 tbsp Smokey Shrimp Seasoning – Our Recipe
 1 stick salted butter
 4 cloves minced garlic
 1 whole lemon – sliced in half
Hot Buttered Honey Sauce
 2 cups Wildflower honey
 1 stick salted butter
 3 tbsp Cayenne Pepper – or more to taste
 3 tbsp Chili Powder
 3 tbsp Smoked Hungarian Paprika
 1 tsp Black Pepper

1

3 Hours Before: Wash and Dry your defrosted shrimp in a large bowl. Generously coat with your Smokey Shrimp Seasoning Blend ( In a bind, you can use a cajun seasoning here ) and cover with a towel.

You can save your dry Smokey Shrimp Seasoning in a glass jar for up to a year.

If you are making rice, start your rice 1 hour before your shrimp. The shrimp cooks pretty fast and your rice can stay warm in a rice cooker until you are ready for it. This is also great over a Cesar Salad!

2

Make your Hot Buttered Honey by melting together your honey, butter, and seasonings and allow this to come to a low bubble over low to medium heat. Stir for 3-5 minutes and remove from heat.

I like to pour this into a warmed mason jar to keep it warm on the table. You can keep the buttered honey in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Hot Buttered Honey

3

In a large pan, melt your butter. When it's completely melted, carefully add your shrimp. Saute 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are slightly pink. Then add the garlic and squeeze 1/2 of your lemon over your shrimp. Give it a good stir to blend everything together and cook for 2 more minutes.

4

The rest of your lemon is for serving, squeeze a little over your shrimp for a citrus Ziiing! Serve your Hot Buttered Honey on the table for your guests to pour over their shrimp!

Ingredients

 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and tails off.
 4 tbsp Smokey Shrimp Seasoning – Our Recipe
 1 stick salted butter
 4 cloves minced garlic
 1 whole lemon – sliced in half
Hot Buttered Honey Sauce
 2 cups Wildflower honey
 1 stick salted butter
 3 tbsp Cayenne Pepper – or more to taste
 3 tbsp Chili Powder
 3 tbsp Smoked Hungarian Paprika
 1 tsp Black Pepper

Directions

1

3 Hours Before: Wash and Dry your defrosted shrimp in a large bowl. Generously coat with your Smokey Shrimp Seasoning Blend ( In a bind, you can use a cajun seasoning here ) and cover with a towel.

You can save your dry Smokey Shrimp Seasoning in a glass jar for up to a year.

If you are making rice, start your rice 1 hour before your shrimp. The shrimp cooks pretty fast and your rice can stay warm in a rice cooker until you are ready for it. This is also great over a Cesar Salad!

2

Make your Hot Buttered Honey by melting together your honey, butter, and seasonings and allow this to come to a low bubble over low to medium heat. Stir for 3-5 minutes and remove from heat.

I like to pour this into a warmed mason jar to keep it warm on the table. You can keep the buttered honey in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Hot Buttered Honey

3

In a large pan, melt your butter. When it's completely melted, carefully add your shrimp. Saute 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are slightly pink. Then add the garlic and squeeze 1/2 of your lemon over your shrimp. Give it a good stir to blend everything together and cook for 2 more minutes.

4

The rest of your lemon is for serving, squeeze a little over your shrimp for a citrus Ziiing! Serve your Hot Buttered Honey on the table for your guests to pour over their shrimp!

Hot Honey Buttered Shrimp

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