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Honey Lime Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


This Jalapeño Honey Lime Shrimp Tacos dish is made with shrimp, olive oil, garlic, honey, jalapeños, limes, butter, and salt. 


  • 1 pound of raw shrimp, deveined with the tail off
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 sliced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 6-8 warm corn tortilla
  • Crushed cashew nuts


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the shrimp, olive oil, garlic, honey, jalapeño, lime juice, lime zest, garlic powder, salt and mix. Marinate for 15 minutes. 
  2. In a large pan, add butter and wait for it to melt. Add the shrimp without the marinade on the pan. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side, until the shrimp turns pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp with tongs and leave the sliced jalapeño. The longer it cooks, the less spicy the jalapeño is. Turn the heat off and stir in the honey. With a wooden spoon, blend the butter and honey together. Add the shrimp back in to stir everything together. 
  3. Serve serve the shrimp on warm tortillas. Garnish with cilantro and crushed cashews. 


  • Use fresh ingredients: Fresh ingredients will yield the best results when making honey lime shrimp tacos. Use fresh shrimp, lime juice, herbs, and spices for the most flavorful dish.
  • Don't overcook the shrimp: Shrimp cooks very quickly and can become tough and rubbery if overcooked. Cook the shrimp just until they turn pink and opaque, which should take only a few minutes.
  • Marinate the shrimp: Marinating the shrimp in the honey lime mixture for at least 30 minutes will infuse the flavors and tenderize the shrimp.
  • Warm the tortillas: Soft, warm tortillas are essential for the perfect taco experience. Warm them up in a dry skillet or wrap them in foil and place them in a warm oven for a few minutes before serving.
  • Customize the toppings: Customize the toppings to your liking. Offer a variety of toppings such as avocado, salsa, chopped lettuce, cilantro, and lime wedges for a fresh and flavorful taco.
  • Use a non-stick skillet: A non-stick skillet will help prevent the shrimp from sticking to the pan and make cleanup easier.
  • Don't overcrowd the skillet: Cook the shrimp in batches to prevent overcrowding the skillet, which can result in uneven cooking.
  • Serve immediately: Serve the tacos immediately after assembling to ensure that they stay warm and the tortillas stay soft.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Sear
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 244
  • Sugar: 15.1 g
  • Sodium: 683 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 35.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 258 mg