honey sriracha paleo shrimp

Honey Sriracha Paleo Shrimp

Paleo Sriracha Paleo Shrimp

This Honey Sriracha Paleo Shrimp recipe comes together in just minutes, and is insanely delicious. Shrimp is one of the Paleo/Whole 30/Low Carb Staples I always keep in my freezer. When you don’t feel like cooking or need something to throw together quickly, it’s a great option. Because it has honey, this particular recipe is not Whole 30 or Keto, but it is paleo and refined sugar-free and a really easy, healthy, low-calorie dinner. 

Honey sriracha paleo shrimp in clear bowl

If you don’t know what Paleo was or how to get started, check out my post “What is Paleo?” That will give you all the info you need to decide if you want to get started and if it’s right for you. If you need more paleo recipes, be sure you check out my Paleo Everything Bagel Crackers, Lemon Artichoke Chicken, Coconut Shrimp, Instantpot Beef and Broccoli and Turkey Meat Zucchini Boats. All simple, delicious paleo recipes the whole family will love. 

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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve been super excited about my new herb garden that I am starting in our windowsill. I just planted the seeds three days ago, and already, little plants have sprouted. Gardening and food go hand and hand, so one of the new quarantine hobbies I’ve picked up has been learning more about growing my own food. My parents have an epic garden growing down by them, and their neighbor raises chickens, and goats and grows majority of their own food. When we go down next week I’m going to get some tips from here and do a post about it. I really want to bring you guys more posts about not just clean eating but clean living.

honey sriracha shimpr cooked on stove in pan

Dave and I have been doing our best for the better part of two years to eliminate toxins in our household. You don’t want to ingest toxins in the food you eat, why would you want them in the air you breathe, or products that you use on your skin? I just did a post about natural ways to help your body detox. While it’s important to detox and support your bodies detoxing systems, it’s just as important to reduce toxic burden. Again it’s not perfect, but a work in progress. Can’t wait to bring you more on this as the blog continues to grow 🙂 

Jumbo Shrimp, Isn’t that an Oxymoron?

I apologize I’m writing this blog very late at night, and my pun game isn’t what it should be. It was the best I could come up with. Shrimp is my favorite, I love it so so much! It’s always in my freezer for a quick and easy meal. I love shrimp scampi, bang bang shrimp, just thinking about my coconut shrimp in the air fryer makes my mouth water. But I love this recipe because of how simple it is. Two ingredients in the frying pan, and toss in the shrimp to warm it up. That’s it! One of the best things about frozen shrimp is that if you forget to leave it out the night before to defrost, you can run it under cold for just a few minutes. 

honey sriracha shrimp in bowl on fork green onion

There is something about the spicy and sweet combination that I love. I also am a huge fan of sweet and salty combinations. I think it’s because they bring such a delicate balance to a dish, yin and yang. The Sriracha is mellowed out by the honey in this dish. Neither one overpowers the other, making the perfect flavor combination. These shrimp are great on their own as an appetizer or serve over cauliflower rice and turn it into a shrimp bowl. You can serve these over a loaded salad or with some veggie sides like my Sesame Roasted Asparagus. 

Nerdy Health Stuff

First, let’s talk about the shrimp in this recipe. We’ll get into the honey in the next paragraph. Shrimp is low in calories, yet high in protein. 3 oz of shrimp is roughly 80 calories and packs a whopping 18G of protein (1). Besides being high in a variety of vitamins and minerals, shrimp, like most seafood, is also high in Omega 3’s. Few nutrients have been studied as much as Omega 3’s. We know they are crucial for brain and heart health. But did you know countless studies link Omega 3’s to reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, (Pub med study 1 & 2). Omega 3’s are also associated with a major reduction in triglycerides (2), increased HDL (good cholesterol)(3), and reduction of inflammation (4).

cold uncooked shrimp

For hundreds of years, people have used for medicinal purposes. It has antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory properties(5). Honey is not a refined sugar, so it is allowed on the Paleo diet in moderation. Roughly half of honey is fructose, the same type of sugar found naturally in fruits. It measures a 58 on the Glycemic Index scale, meaning it will raise your blood sugar at a moderate rate. One of the medicinal benefits of honey is its ability to relieve coughing. In fact, a meta-analysis found that honey might be just as effective if not more effective than several OTC cough medicines. 

Tips, Recs, Subs

  • Frozen shrimp – If you don’t want to use frozen shrimp, you can use fresh shrimp. However you want to be sure to quickly cook it first. You can also use raw frozen shrimp, again just cook it first.  
  • This is my preferred brand of honey. You can get it here right off Amazon. 
  • You can also order your Sriracha here. 
  • I use frozen cauliflower rice, it cooks in about 5 minutes in the microwave, while the shrimp cooks and you have a complete meal. 
  • Make sure you taste before you take it out of the pan, you might need to add more honey or Sriracha depending on taste preferences. 
  • Green onions or parsley are optional toppings.

Get the Ingredients

You can have all the ingredients delivered to you directly from Whole Foods with FREE DELIVERY in 2 hours or less, through Amazon Prime. Make sure you use this link for a free 30-day trial. If you are low income and receive EBT or other government benefits, you may qualify for a reduced rate of $5.99/month.

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honey sriracha paleo shrimp

Honey Sriracha Paleo Shrimp

A delicious spicy paleo shrimp recipe that comes together in just a few minutes. Perfect weeknight for any weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, paleo
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Non Stick skillet or cast iron

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Lb Cooked Shrimp (I use frozen and defrost over night in the fridge, or run under cold water for 5-10 minutes)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Sriracha
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • Optional – Cauliflower Rice & Green onion for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in the skillet on med-high heat for a minute or two. Add Sriracha and honey, mix well. Add in Shrimp, make sure they are completely coated. (add more sriracha if needed) cook for about 5 minutes until shrimp is warmed, you don't want to overcook them.
  • Serve with the optional cauliflower rice, and top with green onion. Enjoy 🙂
Keyword honey, low calorie, paleo, Shrimp, sriracha

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