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