Shrimp has been my single favorite protein for as long as I can remember. I'd choose it over chicken and steak any day. Heck, in a battle between shrimp and lobster, the lobster would have to show up in a pretty impressive preparation to tempt me away from even the simplest shrimp cocktail. Shrimp are sweet, and buttery, and they taste like the ocean. They taste fantastic even when they've been frozen, and they usually aren't even all that expensive. And best of all, you can do pretty much anything to them, and they'll always be delicious.
It's no surprise that Pinterest is a wonderland of shrimp recipes. Shrimp is one of the most versatile proteins around, and Pinterest is full of ideas for ways to bake, decorate, or repurpose anything in your house that is not nailed down. A person who looks up shrimp recipes on Pinterest could well have a difficult time deciding between gorgeous, drool-inducing photos of shrimp recipes to choose from. There's spicy shrimp, fried shrimp, and shrimp in pasta. You can find lemon shrimp, shrimp ceviche, and shrimp taco bowls that look like all my meal-prep dreams came true.
And of all the shrimp recipes on Pinterest, the most popular shrimp recipe is this honey garlic shrimp from a blog called Sally's Baking Addiction, which has been saved more than 30,000 times.
See it on Pinterest: Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp from Sally's Baking Addiction
This recipe had me at "honey." And also at "garlic." It's really hard to go wrong with that combination. It's a fast, simple recipe, too. The shrimp get a 15-minute marinade in honey, soy sauce, and garlic. Then they're tossed in a pan and cooked for about five minutes. The shrimp cook quickly, and then they're glossy and covered in a caramel-colored coating of sweet, honey-garlic sauce. It reminds me of a healthful take on the honey-walnut shrimp that was always my go-to take-out order when I was feeling financially flush and gastronomically indulgent.
People are really loving this shrimp recipe on Pinterest. Dozens of people have commented on the original Pinterest post and shared photos of their own attempts at this recipe, and most of those photos look pretty darn fantastic. Several even said they used the same marinade and pan sauce on other proteins, like chicken or mahi-mahi, with great results. And of course, it's fantastic with shrimp.
"What an amazing, delicious, easy dish this was!" one fan wrote. "I doubled the recipe and dinner almost disappeared!"
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What do you think of this recipe for honey garlic shrimp?