- Tasty - Honey, garlic, ginger and soy sauce come together to create a rich sweet and savory sauce. It has a wonderful pan-seared finish.
- Easy - Less than 10 minutes prep, in and out of skillet in 5 minutes, with little to clean up. Great for busy mid-week meals.
- Healthy - Shrimp is packed with protein and vitamins.
Honey Garlic Shrimp
- 3 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon ginger fresh, minced
- 2-3 cloves garlic about 1 tablespoon
- ¾ lb uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon chili flakes (optional) crushed, optional
- Whisk honey, soy sauce, chili flakes (if used), ginger, and garlic in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, add shrimp and olive oil. Season the shrimp with salt and ground pepper and toss to coat.
- Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp into the pan in an even layer. Cook the shrimp on one side until nicely seared, about 1-2 minutes. Flip the shrimp over and cook for another minute or until they’re just cooked but still a little translucent in the center.
- Pour in the honey garlic marinade and cook until the shrimp is fully cooked (so about 1 minute more of cooking time). If desired, remove the shrimp from the pan so they don’t overcook, and reduce the sauce a little to thicken it (keep an eye on the sauce while reducing, as the honey makes the sauce easy to burn if you forget about it on the stove).
- Serve the shrimp with the reduced sauce over brown rice and veggies. Garnish with green onion, if desired.
- You can use fresh or frozen shrimp.
- If using frozen shrimp, make sure you let them thaw out before using them in the recipe.
- To thaw frozen shrimp, we like to pull them out of the freezer the day before we're going to cook with them and then thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.
- If in a rush, a quick-thaw option is to put them in cold water for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to try to separate any shrimp stuck together.
- Save yourself time by buying shrimp that has already been deveined.
Can I Save These For Later?
Yes. After you've cooked them, you can refrigerate them for a couple of days (we prefer to store them in a Pyrex glass container). When ready to serve/eat them, you can either microwave them for about one minute, or you can put them in a pan on low heat to warm them up.