21 Day Fix

Midweek Mealtime - Sweet and Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

You HAVE to make this!  I've now made it once a week for the last several, and I just can't get enough.  Trust me, you NEED to try this recipe!  It's simultaneously sweet and spicy, and it packs a powerful flavor punch.  And the best part?  It fits into the 21 Day Fix mealplan seamlessly.  In fact, I simply count it as 4 reds for the entire recipe.  Yes, even with the marinade.

Sweet and Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp - Fix Approved!Speaking of that marinade, I wanted to be as accurate as possible in my Fix calculations, so I even poured it in a measuring glass before using.  Then, after I was finished with it, I poured it back into the measuring cup.  As you can see from this pic, it's pretty dang close, so I'm calling it a draw.  Feel free to make your own judgements as you see fit, though...(click the pic to enlarge)

Let's get to it, shall we?

Sweet and Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp - 21 Day Fix Approved!


  • 2 packages frozen shrimp (12 oz each), thawed and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 medium lime - you'll need the juice and zest for this recipe
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Place rinsed and drained shrimp in a gallon Ziploc bag.
  2. Microwave coconut oil and honey just until liquid.
  3. Mix oil, honey, garlic, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes in a bowl until well-combined.
  4. Pour marinade over shrimp in Ziploc.  Let sit for 30-40 minutes (perfect timing for, say, a Fix workout?).
  5. Remove the shrimp from the marinade, and cook over medium heat until they are pink and opaque.
  6. If desired, bring marinade to a boil and reduce to use as a sauce.  Please note, if you use it as a sauce, be sure to count it as teaspoons for the Fix!
I have been serving this with brown rice and vegetables for a delicious, well-balanced meal.

Did you try it?  Let me know what you think in the comments!

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