The combination of the honey butter and Old Bay seasoning creates a unique mix of sweet and savory flavors in this honey butter Old Bay shrimp recipe. Serve this shrimp as a side or an addition to your favorite pasta dishes. With a few ingredients, you can make it in no time.
Why You'll Love Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp
Honey butter Old Bay shrimp is an easy recipe that packs a lot of flavor. The sweetness of the honey butter pairs well with the savoriness of the Old Bay seasoning. This combination creates a complex flavor profile.
It is quick to prepare and cook, making it an ideal weeknight dinner option. Serve the shrimp over some warm jasmine rice with a simple salad for an easy meal that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
Is this Recipe Healthy?
Yes, you can enjoy this recipe as a part of a healthy diet. The primary ingredient in this recipe is shrimp. Shrimp is an excellent source of protein. It also provides iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and potassium. The honey butter provides sweetness and fat but in small amounts.
Ingredients You'll Need for this Recipe
- Small peeled and cleaned shrimp
- Old Bay seasoning
- Chopped parsley (for garnish)
How to Make Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp
- In a small bowl, mix the cleaned shrimp with the Old Bay seasoning and salt. Make sure to coat each shrimp well. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in a pan. Add the shrimp and cook for around 7 minutes. Adjust the cooking time depending on the size of the shrimp.
- Add the honey to the pan and mix well. Cook for 3 more minutes.
- Serve with some chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
Tips & Variations for this Dish
Check out these tips and variations for the best honey butter Old Bay shrimp:
- Use fresh shrimp whenever possible. Frozen shrimp can work in a pinch as well, but they may not turn out as juicy and tender as the fresh ones do.
- Mix things up by adding some fresh lemon juice or garlic to the recipe.
- Add some sliced bell peppers, onions, garlic, or ginger for a heartier meal.
- Use other seasonings like cayenne pepper, paprika, or fresh herbs to kick up the flavor.
- Serve this shrimp by itself as the main dish or over rice or pasta. Serve it over creamy mashed potatoes for an extra comforting meal.
- Use the same seasoning mix to cook chicken breasts instead of shrimp.
- Serve with a side of roasted vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts or asparagus. The sweetness of the honey butter works well with the earthy flavors of roasted veggies.
More Shrimp Recipes
- Easy New England Style Shrimp Salad Rolls
- Shrimp and Leek Brown Rice Risotto
- Easy Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Broccolini
- Grilled Shrimp and Jicama Melon Salad with Herb Vinaigrette
Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp
Delicious honey butter old bay shrimp. Perfect to add to a pasta or as a side dish.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 11 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Side Dishes
- Cuisine: American
1 pound small peeled and cleaned shrimp
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons old bay seasoning
½ spoon salt (or to taste)
chopped parsley (for garnish)
In a small bowl dress the cleaned shrimp with the old bay seasoning making sure to coat them well. Set aside.
In a pan melt the butter and once melted cook the prawns for 7 minutes (depending on their size)
Add the honey to the pan and mix well, cook for 3 more minutes.
Serve with some chopped parsley on top.
These honey butter old bay shrimp are super delicious to serve with white rice, pasta or as a side dish.
Better eaten right after being made but if you want to make them in advance or there might be any leftovers, those can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in a sealed container.
This recipe can be also made with any kind or type of shrimp, just make sure to devein and deshell them to cook tem with this method. Fresh or frozen too, if using frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw them first.
You can make this recipe with any kind of shrimp. Make sure to remove the shell and tail and devein them before cooking. If you use frozen shrimp, thaw them first.
Adding a bit of cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, or other hot seasonings can help to make this dish spicier. You can also try using the hot version of Old Bay seasoning if that's available in your area.
These shrimp are best right after you cook them. But if you want to make them in advance or you have leftovers, store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.