Mouthwatering teriyaki shrimp is sticky and slightly sweet, perfect as a quick weeknight dinner you can make in 15 minutes with under 300 calories.
We are in love with all things teriyaki, and this shrimp teriyaki is definitely one of our faves along with our 15 minute easy chicken teriyaki. They’re both easy 15 minute recipes you can make with a few simple ingredients.
While you might think of shrimp teriyaki for a quick weeknight dinner, we’ve found it’s wildly popular party food. Think snacking on game day or a potluck!
For a party, just double or triple the recipe and make the shrimp in 5 minute batches in the skillet. Or you can use two skillets.
For serving ideas you can pair with rice and some veg like broccoli, similar to our popular honey garlic shrimp. So good!
Watch our video tutorial to see how to make it:
15 Minute Easy Teriyaki Shrimp (with Video)
The easiest, most unbelievably delicious teriyaki shrimp, easy to make in 15 minutes with a few simple ingredients.
- 1 lb large shrimp
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1/4 cup white wine see note
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 4 slices fresh ginger optional
- sesame seeds
- green onion minced
In a medium bowl, whisk together the mirin, white wine, soy sauce, sugar and fresh ginger.
If the shrimp are wet, pat dry using paper towels.
Place a large skillet on medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil. Then add the shrimp.
Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes, and then flip the shrimp.
Pour the teriyaki sauce into the pan and cook for 2-3 more minutes, using a spoon to baste the shrimp with the sauce.
Remove the shrimp to a plate, while keeping the pan on the heat. Remove ginger pieces if used and discard.
Boil the sauce for another minute until thick enough to coat a spoon.
Drizzle thickened sauce on top of shrimp. Serve and enjoy!
-Sake is the classic ingredient for teriyaki, although dry white vermouth is an excellent substitute. Alternatively dry white cooking wine or non-alcoholic wine will work.
-Mirin is worth buying for amazing teriyaki flavor, and you can get it online or in most larger supermarkets next to other Asian sauces.
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