Thursday, July 18, 2024

Honey Garlic Shrimp

This honey garlic shrimp recipe is quick and delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. The marinade brings a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors to the shrimp, making it a favorite that goes well with various sides.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (reduced sodium recommended)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Optional: chopped green onion for garnish


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using).
  • Place the shrimp in a large zip-top bag or tupperware. Pour half of the marinade mixture over the shrimp, shake or stir to coat, then allow the shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, or for up to 8-12 hours for deeper flavor.
  • Cover and refrigerate the remaining marinade to use later.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade (discard this used marinade) and place them in the skillet. Cook the shrimp on one side until pink, about 45 seconds, then flip the shrimp over.
  • Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and continue cooking until the shrimp are cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  • Serve the shrimp topped with the cooked marinade sauce and garnished with green onion if desired. This dish pairs excellently with brown rice and steamed vegetables like broccoli for a complete meal.

This honey garlic shrimp is not only easy to prepare but its impressive flavors are sure to make it a hit with your family or guests. Enjoy a delightful meal that brings a touch of gourmet to your dining table with minimal effort.