This Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is the mouthwatering dinner idea you can make in just 15 minutes with 6 ingredients. It’s easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner or you can double the recipe and feed a crowd!
If you want a quick shrimp stir fry with a homemade honey garlic sauce, then look no further. This dish is garlicky and tangy with intense shrimp flavors that are so much better than takeout.
You can make this honey garlic shrimp in just 15 minutes with only 6 ingredients for a delicious budget-friendly dish. The best part? You only equipment you need is a wok or skillet and a mixing bowl to make it.
How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry
Start with one pound of raw uncooked shrimp. Try to buy Jumbo or Extra Large size shrimp – see our guide on shrimp sizes if you’re not sure. Here are some tips to thaw shrimp quickly before cooking in case they’re frozen.
If you’re planning on serving with rice and vegetables, then start cooking them before starting the shrimp. Here are the three main steps to make honey garlic shrimp stir fry:
Step 1 – Make the Honey Garlic Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger. Using minced fresh garlic and ginger will give you the best flavor, but you can substitute 1 tsp each of powdered garlic and ginger in a pinch.
Step 2 – Marinate the Shrimp: Add the shrimp and half the sauce to a ziplock bag or bowl and mix. Let it marinate for 5 minutes or up to 24 hours. Reserve the remaining sauce.
Step 3 – Sauté the Shrimp: Place your wok or skillet on medium-high heat and add the oil. When hot, add the marinated shrimp in a single layer and sauté for one minute. Then flip the shrimp (kitchen tongs like these ones are helpful), add the reserved sauce and sauté for one minute more until the sauce just starts to glaze the shrimp.
What to Serve with Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry
Honey garlic shrimp is perfect on top of steamed rice, or brown rice if you want a healthier option. Drizzle any extra sauce from the pan onto the rice for extra flavor.
You can also add a side of veg to make a complete meal. Steamed fresh broccoli is an easy option, and you also can try bok choy or snap peas in keeping with the Asian theme. Yum!
Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry (with Video)
- 1 lb uncooked shrimp 21/25 or 26/30 size peeled and deveined, thawed
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
Honey Garlic Sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium recommended
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsbp garlic minced
- 1 tbsp ginger minced
- green onion minced - optional
- In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
- Put the shrimp and HALF of the sauce into a ziplock bag or container and shake.
- Place a large skillet or wok over medium high heat and add vegetable oil.
- Add shrimp in a single layer and fry one minute until pink.
- Add the rest of the sauce and then flip the shrimp.
- Fry one minute until the sauce thickens into a glaze.
- Serve with optional green onion and enjoy!
You can let the shrimp sit in the sauce for up to 24 hours in the fridge for stronger honey garlic flavor.
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- Pad Thai
- Shrimp Fajitas
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- Easy Shrimp Boil
- Garlic Butter Shrimp with Parsley
Editor note: Published Jan. 16, 2018 and updated June 25, 2018
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