Once you’ve tasted this amazing Honey Garlic Shrimp, you’ll never go back to takeout! It’s so quick to prepare and the flavor is out of this world. It’ll be your new BFF.
Serve this for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal, or add in a few other dishes for a larger gathering. 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.
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 taste better.
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.
How To Make Honey Garlic Shrimp
If your shrimp is frozen, you’ll need to thaw them first. A nice hack is dropping them into a bowl of cold water and they’ll be good to go in a few minutes.
Meanwhile, make the sauce in a medium bowl by combining soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger and honey. If you’re really in a hurry, you can use garlic and ginger powder to save a few minutes.
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, put it in the fridge to stay 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! The juices thicken up in the pan to coat the shrimp in complete yumminess.
Watch our video tutorial to see how to make them:
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