Rosemary Honey Glazed Shrimp

rosemary honey on shrimpAs any grilling aficionado will tell you, marinades are the keys to success when preparing a protein dish. Whether you’re trying to tenderize the meat you’re cooking or just give it some extra flavor, a good marinade strategy is a secret weapon.

The best marinades use a combination of acids, enzymes, fats and spices. Once each of these categories is checked off, there’s room to get creative. When Savannah Bee released their new Rosemary Honey, I knew it was meant to be used in a stellar marinade!

Following the rule of thumb mentioned above, I combined lime juice (acid), Rosemary Honey (enzyme), olive oil (fat), and red pepper flakes (spice). I used the marinade on some fresh shrimp from Russo’s Seafood— a Savannah staple.


The result was tender, flavorful, zesty and ever-so-slightly spicy shrimp. The best part? From start to finish, this dish only took half an hour to make! This is my new go-to quick and easy meal. I love using this shrimp on salads, in tacos or as a succulent main dish, and I’m willing to bet you will, too.

savannah bee rosemary honeyIngredients:

  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, shelled, deveined
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Savannah Bee Rosemary Honey
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes


  1.  Combine all marinade ingredients together in a blender to emulsify, or whisk vigorously by hand.
  2. Put shrimp into a plastic Ziploc baggie (or two) and pour in the marinade.
  3. Seal and refrigerate for 15 minutes. The longer you marinate, the more tender your shrimp will be. Don’t exceed 8 hours of marination, though, or your shrimp will be too soft!
  4. After marinating, remove shrimp from bag and place them in a single layer in a pan set on medium-high heat.
  5. Sear on one side for 1 minute, then flip shrimp and sear on the other side for about 30 seconds. The shrimp should curl up and become opaque at this point.
  6. Remove from heat and drizzle with Rosemary Honey if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

savannah bee rosemary honey shrimp recipe


  • Sprinkle with salt after marinating– adding it into the marinade will dry out the shrimp.
  • Garnishing with a slice of lime and a sprig of fresh rosemary is always a nice touch. Presentation is everything!
  • Try this marinade on other proteins. Marinate chicken, pork, beef and lamb anywhere from 1 to 12 hours, depending on available time and desired tenderness and flavor.


Submitted by: Jess Brannen

Comments (8)

  1. Leslie says:

    I tried this recipe with the lavender honey and it was delicious. We had an impromptu dinner party for 8 and everyone loved it. As the hostess, I loved how I had every ingredient on hand (except the shrimp) and how quickly this came together.

    1. brantley says:

      Thanks for the great feedback Leslie! The Lavender honey has quickly become one of our best-selling monofloral honey varieties. I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. Karen Nadow says:

    This was even more wonderful than I imagined! Do not normally like “sweet” stuff, so I only added 2 TBS of the Rosemary Honey, (YUM), with the lime etc…..What a wonderful meal served over Jasmine rice. WOW! Such a treat. Many thanks ! Karen

    PS: Cannot wait to try marinade on other meat as suggested….

    1. brantley says:

      Thanks for the great feedback Karen! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  3. Holly says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love shrimp and am always looking for a new marinade. This one sounds delicious and I’m so glad I came across this post!

  4. Hillary says:

    Oooh, I bet the Orange Blossom Honey would be good for this too!

  5. Nash says:

    This recipe sounds amazing! As soon as I tried Savannah Bee’s new rosemary honey, I knew I wanted to try it with a savory recipe. The earthy and herby flavor seems great for marinades – and this recipe seems perfect! So simple and yet still so flavorful. I’m trying it when I get home!

  6. Holden says:

    This sounds absolutely delightful. We don’t have Russos here in Charleston but supplementing them with Crosby’s fresh seafood would make for quite the treat. I really enjoy how simple the recipe is too. Because of how basic the recipe is the flavor of the shrimp is complemented instead of overlapped.

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