1small Lemonjuice and zest (about 2 TBS juice and ¾ tsp Zest)
½tspFine Sea Salt
¼tspGround Black Pepper
2TBSFresh Parsleyroughly chopped
Optional for garnish: lemon wedges, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, micro greens
Optional for serving: rice, grits, pasta
Make the sauce/marinade: In a small bowl whisk together: garlic, lemon juice, zest, Worcestershire, honey, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Marinate: Place the shrimp in a large bowl and add Cajun seasoning. Toss to coat. Add in HALF of the sauce, reserving the other half (reserve about 3 TBS) of the mixture for later. Stir shrimp to coat. Transfer shrimp to the refrigerator to let marinate for 30 minutes.
Cook: Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet, discarding the marinade. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently to ensure even cooking, for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are just starting to turn pink. Pour in the reserved honey mixture and remaining butter. Cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp are cooked and the butter coats the shrimp, about 2-3 additional minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl.
Increase heat to high and cook sauce, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Taste sauce and adjust for seasoning with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour sauce over shrimp in serving bowl.
To serve: Sprinkle shrimp with parsley and garnish with optional lemon wedges and green onions if using. Enjoy!
You can use any size shrimp you would like, just be sure to adjust the cook time up or down accordingly.
I left the tails on the shrimp for aesthetic purposes only. Feel free to remove the tails or leave them intact.
You can purchase Cajun spice mix at the store, or you can make your own. I highly suggest you make your own so you can control what is in the spice blend and adjust it to your own tastes. Besides, you probably already have all the seasonings needed in your pantry! The best Cajun Seasoning: https://www.nospoonnecessary.com/cajun-spice-homemade-cajun-seasoning/