Once you’ve tasted this amazing Honey Garlic Shrimp, you won’t want to go back to takeout… It’s so quick to prepare and the flavor is out of this world!
Serve this for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal with some rice and veg. Or you can simply put the shrimp on toothpicks and serve as hors d’oeuvres at a party. The versatility of this recipe is what makes it fun.
The flavors come from the traditional Asian teriyaki shrimp combination of soy sauce, ginger and sugar, but we changed it up a bit to include garlic and honey instead of sugar.
How to make honey garlic shrimp
The best shrimp to use are medium size, shell removed and deveined. Buy wild U.S. shrimp if you can find them, as they’re healthier and fresher tasting. If your shrimp is frozen, thaw them first by dropping them into a bowl of cold water for a few minutes.
Start by making the sauce by combining soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger and honey in a bowl. You can use garlic and ginger powder if you’re really in a hurry.
Combine the shrimp and half of the sauce in a ziplock bag to marinate for a few minutes while you prepare your skillet. If you need to leave it longer, place in the fridge to keep it cool.
The final step is making sautéed shrimp in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, it should take about one minute per side and you’re done!
As the shrimp cook, the juices will start to thicken up in the pan and coat the shrimp in complete yumminess.
For serving ideas, we’ve put this honey garlic shrimp on top of rice with broccoli as a side. They’re also fabulous with snap peas and other green veg like bok choy.
Watch our video tutorial to see how to make them:
15 Minute Easy Honey Garlic Shrimp (with Video)
- 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp - peeled & deveined
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsbp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- minced green onion optional
- rice and broccoli for serving optional
Thaw shrimp if necessary in a bowl of cold water, and start cooking rice and vegetables if you're making them.
In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, garlic and ginger.
Put the shrimp and HALF of the marinade into a ziplock bag or container and shake.
Place a large skillet 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 marinate and then flip the shrimp. Fry one minute until the sauce thickens into a glaze. Serve with optional green onion and enjoy!
Check out our Shrimp Boil for another quick and delicious shrimp recipe: