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Sweet and Spicy Almond Glazed Shrimp Over Cilantro Basmati Rice


Good Tuesday!

After a very successful shopping trip yesterday, I walked away with a whole fridge full of fresh produce I can’t wait to get my hands on this week. It’s always nice to start eating healthy for the New Year. I am so sick of desserts, I thought I’d never say that! With that said, this doesn’t mean my baking days are over ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ll be back baking a little later, but for now, I am thrilled to be cooking some healthier recipes.

First up is my Sweet and Spicy Almond Glazed Shrimp. Now, as a fair warning, my kids were not huge fans. This is more of a mommy and daddy type dinner. It is fabulous! I saved some shrimp for the boys without the sauce and they ate it plain. So, whatever works right?!

I picked up some honey almond butter at Whole Foods yesterday. I’ve also seen it available at Trader Joes. Simple ingredients, great flavor and light recipe. Hope you all enjoy!! Happy cooking ๐Ÿ™‚


Wash and drain your shrimp. I cut off most of the tails before heating in the sauce. Left a few on just for pictures. Whatever you prefer ๐Ÿ™‚



Sweet and Spicy Almond Glazed Shrimp Over Cilantro Basmati Rice

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1 lb cooked shrimp, deveined (remove tails before heating if desired)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1/3 Cup creamy honey almond butter (found it at Whole Foods)

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Pinch of cayenne pepper

3 Tablespoons water

2 Cups Basmati Rice, uncooked

1 Cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. When hot saute garlic for 15 seconds then add in shrimp. Stir and heat for 2 minutes then add salt, pepper, almond butter, soy sauce, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine ingredients then add 3 Tablespoons water; mix to combine. Reduce heat to low.

2. Cook Basmati rice in rice cooker or according to package directions. When done, remove and mix with chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place rice onto serving plates then top with glazed shrimp. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and serve.

4-6 servings


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  1. 1

    Oh my that looks so good. Kimball will die for that one. Thanks Jenny

  2. 2

    I love anything with cilantro – bet this is awesome!

  3. 3
    Molly says:

    Yum, Jenny! This sounds like something my mom would love. Happy New Year to you guys!

  4. 4

    Jenny this looks so good. I have a love for shrimp like no other. Happy New Year.

  5. 5
    Rach says:

    Wow, that is a must make- thanks for sharing!

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    I am a huge cilantro fan. Great healthy dish!

  7. 7
    CookiePie says:

    That looks so delicious!!

  8. 8
    G. says:

    This looks amazing…I think if I use wheat-free soy sauce I could make this. (I have celiac). the honey almond butter sounds delicious, too. would it be possible to just use the almond butter and honey as individual ingredients?

  9. 9

    This sounds delicious! When I read the title I was wondering what the almond glaze was made of… LOVE the addition of almond butter!

  10. 10
    patsyk says:

    Yum! I will have to look for that honey almond butter!

  11. 11
    Liesl says:

    This sounds delcious! I am all about the healthy recipes as I have started my training for a marathon in April! So I need all the help I can get!

  12. 12
    Jolie Medeiros says:

    Oh this looks so yummy! I will have to try to find the honey almond butter since we do not have a Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

  13. 13
    Sues says:

    This looks SO good!!! And the perfect kind of light dinner!

  14. 14
    HoneyB says:

    Jenny, I am a big shrimp fan and this dish looks totally appetizing to me. I’m saving this one to try SOON!

    P.S. I’m making basmati rice for the first time ever tonight!

  15. 15
    erica says:

    That looks really good even though we don’t eat seafood. I’m thinking it would be good with strips of chicken breast. I’ll have to hit Trader Joe’s the next time we are in the “city”

  16. 16
    Dorothy says:

    Hi Jenny — Just wanted to let you know I’ve given you an award on my blog: I really enjoy reading your posts and recipes! That Almond glazed shrimp with cilantro rice is right up my alley. I’m a HUGE cilantro fan ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 17
    sharon says:

    I dont have kids yet, so no picky kids to worry about! I’m definitely adding this one to my list for next week!

  18. 18
    Michelle says:

    There is no seafood love in this home but I’ll definitely give it a go with diced chicken breast! Sounds like something hubby would especially love! Thanks!

  19. 19
    teresa says:

    Looks yummy!
    I too love cilantro and the shrimp…yep it’s a fave around our house.
    I wonder what camera & lens you have?
    Great food shots!
    Thanks Jenny!
    Keep the healthy coming!

  20. 20
    Mandy says:

    I love your blog Jenny! If you pop over to mine I have an award for you!

  21. 21
    Erin says:

    sounds yummy! for those of us who live in Australia (like myself!) shrimp is prawns!

  22. 22
    Aleks says:

    This was heavenly!!!
    I had some fresh shrimp I bought on the market and was searching for a new recipe I could use them in!
    It was really delicious and my fiancee and I enjoyed it very much ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best wishes from Germany!

  23. 23
    Aubrey says:

    This was so SO good! It didn’t make NEAR enough for 4-6 servings (we barely got 2 1/2 smallish servings) so if you need that much, double everything except the rice.

    The flavor was really good though, and it probably took 10 minutes from start to finish. I also could only find regular almond butter, so I added a few tablespoons of honey and it worked great.

    Definitely a keeper!

  24. 24

    This was so good! I made it for me and my hubby last night. We don’t have a Whole Foods in Provo, so I just used butter with a good squeeze of honey and it tasted great. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. 25
    Eric says:

    That looks amazing. I have never had any type of a nut sauce with seafood, but sure looks great.

  26. 26

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with helpful info to work on. You’ve done a formidable task and our whole community might be thankful to you.

  27. 27
    Jennyfer says:

    Hi Jenny! Made it last night for dinner. My husband and I really liked it but something was off. I am not the greatest cook to be honest but I followed all the measurements and it did not look like your picture. My sauce was thick and I can’t figure out why. I might need to put more water maybe? I really want to improve my cooking skills ๐Ÿ™‚

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