Honey Lime Marinated Shrimp

  • serves 12
Stacey Metulynsky
Stacey Metulynsky

Honey Lime Marinated Shrimp and Unoaked Chardonnay Pairing Notes

Description: "Unoaked" means that the wine has been fermented and/or aged in stainless steel tanks, allowing the pure fruit flavours of the grapes to come through. This unoaked Chardonnay has crisp fruit flavours of peach, apple, and pear. It is medium in body and has refreshing, tangy acidity.

Pairing: This dish has many flavours - sweet honey, tangy lime, and a bit of spice from chili. The wine matches perfectly because it has enough body to stand up to all of these flavours and the texture of the shrimp. The fruity flavours complement the sweet honey and cool the heat of the chili, and the acidity balances the citrusy lime flavour.

Wine Suggestion: Try an Unoaked Chardonnay from Australia or Canada.

31 Ratings
Directions for: Honey Lime Marinated Shrimp


12 large tiger prawns (21/25 count), peeled and deveined

1 small shallot, finely diced

Juice of 2 limes

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (30ml)

1 Tbsp honey (15ml)

2 tsp Thai red chili, finely chopped (10ml)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp vegetable oil (15ml)

Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish, optional

1 Tbsp peanut oil (15ml)


1. Place the cleaned shrimp in a large non reactive bowl. In a separate bowl mix shallots, lime juice, cilantro, honey, red chili and peanut oil until evenly combined

2. Pour liquid mixture over shrimp and cover with plastic wrap. Place bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour maximum.

3. Remove bowl from refrigerator and discard plastic wrap. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.

4. Place a large skillet over high heat. Add vegetable oil and allow to heat for 30 seconds. The oil should be hot but not smoking.

5. Add the shrimp & the marinade to the pan. Cook shrimp for approximately 1 minute per side or until shrimp are bright pink. Flip and continue to cook until cooked through.

6. Remove shrimp from hot pan and place on a serving platter. Garnish with cilantro sprigs if desired and serve hot.

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