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Honey garlic shrimp with a side of broccoli on a bed of steamed rice
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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Succulent jumbo shrimp coated in a sticky honey garlic sauce. Perfect as a quick dinner or party appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: honey garlic shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 1 lb raw shrimp 21-25 or 26-30 size, peeled and deveined, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 green onion minced - optional


  • Thaw the shrimp under running water if necessary. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, ginger, soy sauce and honey.
  • Put the shrimp and HALF of the marinade into a resealable plastic bag or medium bowl. Let it marinate for at least 10 minutes up to one hour (refrigerate for periods longer than 10 minutes).
  • Place a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add vegetable oil followed by the shrimp in a single layer (see note). Finally, pour in the marinade.
  • Sauté the shrimp for 1-2 minutes. Then flip them one-by-one using kitchen tongs and cook 1-2 minutes more until the shrimp are pink on the outside and the flesh is opaque.
  • The sauce should have thickened slightly and be starting to coat the shrimp. (If not, then remove the shrimp to a plate when done to allow the sauce to boil down further).
  • Once the shrimp are glazed with the sauce, remove from heat. Garnish with optional green onions and serve immediately.



  • This recipe uses defrosted shrimp. You can thaw your shrimp in the refrigerator overnight or under running water (read more on how to thaw shrimp).
  • Don't crowd the pan. If you skillet is too small to accommodate the shrimp in a single layer, then saute in batches.
  • Make it gluten-free: Use gluten-free soy sauce or coconut aminos.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg