Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp is a 15-minute one-pan meal with a sticky and flavorful sauce. It’s a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe. Serve this shrimp recipe with pasta or rice for a complete meal. 

Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

Sauteed Shrimp with Honey Garlic Butter Sauce

Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp is a variation on our popular Honey Garlic Shrimp. There are many ways to cook shrimp, but sauteing it in the pan is my favorite as it’s really fast and you can control the flavor more easily. 

The sauce is made of honey, soy sauce and lemon juice. When cooked with shrimp, it becomes so sticky with amazing sweet and tang flavor!

Top Tips for Making Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Use larger size shrimp for this recipe. Jumbo size shrimp 21/25 will give you 5-6 per serving.
  • If buying frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw them properly before cooking. 
  • Don’t overcook your shrimp! It’s done once it’s opaque and firm to the touch. If your sauce is not sticky yet, remove the shrimp from the pan and keep cooking the sauce longer.
  • For a spicier variation, add ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or cayenne with the garlic.
  • Here are some healthier variations: use half olive oil and half butter instead of all butter; use low-sodium soy sauce; serve with brown rice.

How to Make Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Sauté butter and garlic over low-medium heat until fragrant.
  • Mix honey, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  • Add shrimp and saute for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Coat the shrimp with garlic butter sauce.

 

Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

Tools and Equipment

  • Use a large 14-inch nonstick skillet like this one so you can cook all the shrimp in one batch, while avoiding the sticky sauce sticking to the pan!
  • Low sodium soy sauce is best, so you can control the seasoning of this dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Should I Serve with Shrimp? You can serve this honey garlic butter shrimp with rice, pasta, noodles or flour tortilla. 
  • Is this Shrimp Recipe Healthy? Shrimp has a fair amount of cholesterol, but they are low in calories and full of nutrients. If you’d like to make it more healthy, swap out butter for oil and scale down honey. 
  • How do you Know if Shrimp is Cooked? Shrimp cooks quickly, so you need to remove it from heat as soon as they turn pink and start to curl.
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Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

This Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp is an easy 15 minute meal with a sticky and flavorful sauce that requires no marinating. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner served with rice or veg!
Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if needed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • salt to taste
  • green onion, minced, optional

Instructions

  • Get your ingredients ready, and then place a large nonstick skillet over low-medium heat.
  • Add in the butter and minced garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant but not browning.
  • Add in the soy sauce, lemon juice and honey, stirring until dissolved.
  • Raise heat to medium-high. Add shrimp to the pan, leaving space in between to help sear.
  • Sauté about 2 minutes per side until no longer opaque and firm to the touch, using tongs to flip the shrimp The sauce should also be thickening enough to coat (see note).
  • Correct salt, garnish with optional green onion. Serve with rice and veg and enjoy!

Notes

 
  • If your shrimp is frozen, make sure to thaw them properly before cooking. 
  • Don’t over-cook your shrimp. When your shrimp is ready, if your sauce is not sticky yet, remove the shrimp from the pan and keep cooking the sauce longer.
  • Here are some healthier variations: use half olive oil and half butter instead of all butter; use low-sodium soy sauce; serve with brown rice.
Author: TipBuzz
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shrimp recipes
Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 301mg100%
Sodium 1286mg54%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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