Sweet Lemon Shrimp

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

The easiest, most simple and flavorful  shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

I’m such a sucker for anything shrimp related – shrimp dumplings, shrimp quinoa spring rolls, shrimp enchiladas – you name it! But instead of using shrimp as a glorious filling, I decided it was time to let the shrimp be its very own star. With that said, I present to you the world’s easiest shrimp dish I have ever made. Not to mention, probably the best shrimp I’ve ever had!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

As you can see from the step-by-step shots, it’s so easy to put together. All it requires is a simple marinade for at least 30 minutes. Once the shrimp is soaked in that sweet, Hoisin lemon marinade, you’ll pop these babies on a baking sheet and roast these bad boys until they’re cooked through. Done and done. I told you it was super easy!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp - The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

You can serve it alongside some veggies and dinner is set. If you’d rather serve these as appetizers, go ahead and stick in some of those fancy appetizer toothpicks and serve. Appetizer or main dish, everyone will be fighting over who gets the last shrimp on the plate!

Sweet Lemon Shrimp

Prep Time 45 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 55 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Sweet Lemon Shrimp

The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper, to taste. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine shrimp and hoisin mixture; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet; discard marinade. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from The Novice Chef

http://damndelicious.net/2014/02/22/sweet-lemon-shrimp/


Comments

  1. says

    Hello Chung, I love shrimp dishes, too, and this recipe looks delicious & yummy, definitely I’m going to try it, I just need to find out what hoisin sauce is.

    Cheers

    • Chung-Ah says

      You’d love this, Coach. It’s great to throw out on the grill, especially in sunny LA. You have no idea how much I miss the weather out there!

  2. says

    Perfect – I just bought a new bottle of hoisin! I seriously never understand how people don’t like shrimp. I recently published a shrimp recipe and got all sorts of comments along the lines of “this looks good….well, everything but the shrimp.” What do you mean, everything but the shrimp? That’s the best part! hahaha.

  3. Stacy says

    I made this for dinner tonight. I put the shrimp in the marinade around lunch time and it really had a chance to soak in all the flavors. Great recipe!

  4. CATHY says

    I have a question. Can you use frozen shrimp? If so do you let them thaw before marinating? I very very seldom cook seafood. Thank you for your help. :)

    • Chung-Ah says

      Cathy, I recommend using fresh shrimp for optimal results. You can certainly used thawed frozen shrimp but I cannot speak for much this will change the taste/texture of the dish.

  5. rvg says

    Every recipe of yours that I’ve tried, and the list is getting larger and larger, has turned out perfect! One question on this one, in the description you say that the shrimp are broiled but in the instructions they are roasted so just want to make sure I do this right tonight

    Thanks!

    • Chung-Ah says

      Thanks for point that out – you can either broil or roast. I personally prefer the roasting method though to avoid overcooking the shrimp.

  6. Olivia Kathryn says

    Hey there!

    Just wanted to say that your blog is my new favorite. I’ve had such success from all the dishes I’ve tried, and I love how fresh and delightful they are. I am a novice cook for sure, so having recipes that are simple yet sophisticated is really nice! I can’t wait to try this tonight!

    Keep doing what you’re doing. :-)

  7. CATHY says

    I HAD ASKED YOU A LITTLE WHILE BACK ON THE SWEET LEMON SHRIMP USING FROZEN SHRIMP. I WAS WONDERING IF I FOUND (THIS WEEK THEY ARE HAVING A SEAFOOD SALE) SOME HOW DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE IF I FROZE IT? I HAVE TO USE IT ON MARCH 31. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ADVICE.

    • Chung-Ah says

      Cathy, the same thing applies here – I recommend using fresh shrimp for optimal results. You can certainly used thawed frozen shrimp but I cannot speak for much this will change the taste/texture of the dish.

  8. Hana says

    Most of the “fresh” shrimp out there is actually previously frozen. Just sayin’ (ask the butcher or check the fine print. Unless you live near water, you should probably look for high quality frozen).

  9. Lisa W says

    Hi Chung-Ah, I’ve got to say that your recipes are the BEST thing to pop up on my Pinterest feed :) I can’t wait to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  10. Denise H says

    I have this merinating in the refrig since last night. Can’t wait to cook this for dinner. Sounds Delicious!

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