Hot Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp – 15 minute garlicky shrimp drizzled with hot honey and jam packed with irresistible flavor!

overhead view of hot honey butter old bay shrimp on white plate garnished with parsley and lemon slices

Friends, this Hot Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp makes a delicious, easy appetizer or a quick weeknight meal.

Tender, perfectly cooked garlicky Old Bay seasoned shrimp drizzled with hot honey.

Loaded with spicy flavor, ready in 15 minutes and almost no prep time – this is the kind of seafood recipe we can all get behind.

. . . and don’t forget the crusty bread ’cause you’re gonna want to sop up every last drop.

white bowl with hot honey butter old bay shrimp garnished with lemon slices

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

  • This delicious recipe whips up in minutes with irresistible maximum flavor.
  • Shrimp is one of my favorite appetizers or quick lunch and the ideal addition to all kinds of sides for a complete meal with rice, risotto or salad.
  • Old Bay is the perfect spice blend for seafood because it’s the ideal balance of spices.
  • I love delicious, simple recipes from basic ingredients that come together fast!

WHAT’S THE BEST KIND OF SHRIMP TO BUY?

  • Start with jumbo or large shrimp as they will shrink down when they’re cooked.
  • I buy shrimp already peeled and deveined. You can leave the tails on or remove them.
  • Either fresh or frozen shrimp work well in this recipe. I always keep frozen shrimp on hand.
  • Thaw frozen shrimp before cooking.

HOW TO THAW FROZEN SHRIMP:

  • Thaw shrimp in a bowl of cold water in the sink.
  • Resist the urge to thaw in warm water as it makes the shrimp tough.
  • After they’re thawed, lay the shrimp on a paper towel and blot dry before cooking.

HOW TO MAKE PERFECTLY COOKED SHRIMP EVERY TIME:

You only need to keep three letters in mind when cooking shrimp:

U – undercooked shrimp hold a U shape

O – overcooked shrimp curled into itself in a tight ‘O’

C – perfectly cooked shrimp form a soft ‘c’.

WHAT’S IN THIS HOT HONEY BUTTER OLD BAY SHRIMP RECIPE?

Shrimp:

  • large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • ​olive oil
  • butter
  • garlic cloves
  • lemon
  • optional garnish: fresh parsley

Hot Honey:

HOW TO MAKE  HOT HONEY BUTTER OLD BAY SHRIMP:

Pat the shrimp dry using paper towels then add to a medium bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning.

​Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook 1 minute per side.

Reduce heat to low and add butter and garlic.

Cook 1 minute or until the shrimp is just cooked through then stir in lemon juice and zest. Cook time will vary with the size of the shrimp.

​Move the shrimp to the parameter of the skillet then add hot honey ingredients to the skillet.

Bring to a soft boil for 1 minute then taste and adjust for spice level. 

Turn shrimp in the sauce then remove from the skillet to a plate or bowl.

Drizzle extra hot honey over the shrimp along with a light sprinkle of sea salt then serve the extra sauce on the side.

Enjoy right away as an appetizer with some crusty bread or with rice or another side as a complete dinner.

closeup of Hot Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp garnished with lemon slices

WHAT GOES WITH HONEY BUTTER OLD BAY SHRIMP?

This delicious shrimp needs absolutely nothing served up as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

To serve as an entree, try one of these tasty side dishes:

Creamy Parmesan Rice

6 Minute Fresh Green Beans

30 Minute New England Clam Chowder

5 Minute/4 Ingredient Coleslaw

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER SHRIMP:

Store any leftover Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.

 Enjoy!

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white bowl with hot honey butter old bay shrimp garnished with lemon slices

Hot Honey Butter Old Bay Shrimp

15 minute one pan spicy shrimp seasoned with Old Bay and drizzled with hot honey. Serve it up as an appetizer or add a side for a main dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine seafood
Servings 4
Calories

Equipment

  • large skillet

Ingredients
  

THE SHRIMP:

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp peeled and deveined (tails on OR off)
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 whole lemon juice/zest from half; slice other half in wedges for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley optional garnish

THE HOT HONEY:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Frank's buffalo wine sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Pat the shrimp dry using paper towels then add to a medium bowl and toss with Old Bay seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook 1 minute per side.
  • Reduce heat to low and add butter and garlic. Cook 1 minute or until the shrimp is just cooked through then stir in lemon juice and zest.
  • ​Move the shrimp to the parameter of the skillet then add hot honey ingredients to the skillet.
  • Bring to a soft boil for 1 minute then taste and adjust for spice level.
  • Turn shrimp in the sauce then remove from the skillet to a plate or bowl.
  • Drizzle hot honey over the shrimp along with a light sprinkle of sea salt and serve the extra sauce on the side. Serve right away as an appetizer with some crusty bread or add side dish for a complete meal.
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