Before I could even say “Honey Chipotl-,” my shrimp was almost all gone. That’s how much my kids love to eat them. This Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp recipe is super simple and takes less than 10 minutes to make. They also disappear like candy in my house. I know I just said shrimp is like candy but these really are. The honey gives them a sweetness while the chipotle gives them a rich smokiness.
I love marinades. I love them because you can adjust them to how you prefer them. You can use them on beef, chicken or shrimp and they zip up any recipe really quickly. If you don’t like them as sweet, don’t put as much honey. If you want more *zing*, put more lime juice. If you want them spicier or smokier, add more chipotle seasoning. If you want little specs of spicy heaven, add thinly sliced jalapeños. It really is a versatile recipe you can alter to make your tastebuds do the happy dance.
I would show all these pictures of cut up this or that and bowls of different seasonings, but I trust you know how to just throw all of this in a bag. You want to allow at least 30 minutes for the marinade to set in. You can also use chicken.
Honey Chipotle Lime Shrimp
1-2 Lbs fresh shrimp
1/4 cup of honey
Juice of 1 whole lime plus 2 tsps lime juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chipotle seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Optional – 1/4 tsp cumin, paprika, and chili powder
Place all ingredients except for shrimp in a big plastic bag, close and shake well. Taste! This is where you can adjust it BEFORE you add the shrimp. Adjust seasoning if you like. Add shrimp. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, or in a pan for 3-5 minutes per side on medium high heat or until opaque.
Grill with other veggies, or throw in a southwest salad! Enjoy!
**Throw it on a yummy salad with Jalapeño Ranch Salad Dressing (as seen below) and you’ve got a fiesta!**