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!
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.
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.
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!