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Cilantro lime honey garlic shrimp in a cast iron pan with lime wedges and topped with fresh parsley.

Cilantro Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Cilantro lime honey garlic shrimp skillet is smoky, sweet, zesty and savory. In short, this 30 minute meal is quick and easy without skimping on the flavor.


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  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined


  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Red pepper flakes/cayenne to taste
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and divide it in half.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in half the sauce for 15-30 minutes. Discard marinade.
  3. Over medium-high heat in a 10″ skillet, pan sear the shrimp in some oil.
  4. Sear them on both sides in batches until browned, about 1 minute per side.
  5. Using tongs, rub the shrimp into caramelized bits on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Dish and serve hot, drizzled with remaining sauce.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins