Honey Garlic Shrimp is a one-pan meal that can be prepared and served in about 15 minutes! It’s a simple to prepare, yet delicious recipe!
Honey Garlic Shrimp is a one-pan meal that can be prepared and served in about 15 minutes! It's a simple to prepare, yet delicious recipe!

Sometimes all I want at the end of a long day is a quick and easy dinner to enjoy, without a lot of effort! This recipe for honey garlic shrimp is just that! The recipe is incredibly easy to make, and the end result is a tasty shrimp entree covered in a delicious (and did I mention EASY) sauce?

Ready to serve in about 15 minutes. it’s a perfectly yummy meal choice for busy days, and my husband and I really enjoy it. I’m confident you will, too. Here’s how simple it is to make honey garlic shrimp:

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Prepare The Honey Garlic Sauce

The first thing you will need to do is make the sauce that will cover the shrimp later on. Heat a large skillet (I recommend cast iron if you have it) on Medium-High heat. Once it is hot, add 2 T. butter  and let it melt.

Now add soy sauce, honey and minced garlic to the melted butter. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring so the garlic does not burn (and become bitter in taste). Once the sauce has thickened a bit, transfer it from the skillet into a bowl, and set aside. 

Butter is first melted in a cast iron skillet, to begin making sauce for shrimp.Soy sauce, honey, and minced garlic are added to melted butter in the skillet.Garlic honey sauce for the shrimp, cooking in a cast iron skillet.

Cook The Shrimp

Now it’s time to quickly cook the shrimp.  Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in the same skillet you cooked the sauce in. Add the shrimp to the skillet, in a single layer. Let them cook for 2 minutes, then flip them to the other side using tongs. Cook for 1-2 more minutes on medium-high heat, being careful to not overcook the shrimp or they will become “rubbery” in texture. When done, the shrimp will have turned slightly pink in color.

Immediately add the reserved sauce back into the skillet and stir to cover the shrimp with the honey garlic sauce. Heat only until the sauce is reheated, stirring often to coat shrimp ( about 30 seconds to a minute), then remove the skillet from the heat.

Shrimp are cooked in a cast iron skillet for only a few minutes.Honey garlic shrimp are covered in sauce and heated through before serving.

Serve The Honey Garlic Shrimp

Place the honey garlic shrimp on top of a bed of rice on individual serving plates. Drizzle each portion with lime juice, then sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds. The sesame seeds, green onions and lime juice provide extra flavor, color and texture to the shrimp.

I also definitely recommend serving this dish on top of rice, because it provides a nice (bland) balance to the shrimp and sauce. Once the honey garlic shrimp has been garnished, serve immediately while hot… and ENJOY this yummy meal!

Honey garlic shrimp on rice, drizzled with lime juice, and sprinkled with sesame seeds and green onions.Sesame seeds and green onions top a serving of honey garlic shrimp on rice.

See how simple and quick this delicious shrimp dish is to make? I really hope you have the opportunity to try it, and trust you and yours will enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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Recipe adapted from: Denise Browning, at easyanddelish.com/

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Honey Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Honey Garlic Shrimp is a one-pan meal that can be prepared and served in about 15 minutes! It's a simple to prepare, yet delicious recipe!

Category: Entree-Seafood, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: honey garlic shrimp
Servings: 3
Calories Per Serving: 184 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons butter divided use
  • Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound shrimp cleaned/deveined/tail removed
For Garnish:
  • ½ lime (juice of)
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion (scallions) thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Instructions
Make Sauce:
  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet on Medium-High. Once hot, add 2 T. butter; let it melt. Add soy sauce, honey and minced garlic to the melted butter. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring so garlic does not burn. Once sauce has thickened a bit, transfer it from skillet into a bowl; set aside. 

Cook Shrimp:
  1. Melt remaining 1 T. butter in the same skillet on medium-high heat. Add shrimp in a single layer. Let them cook for 2 minutes, then flip them to the other side. Cook 1-2 more minutes, being careful to not overcook the shrimp or they will become "rubbery" in texture. When done, the shrimp will have turned slightly pink in color. Immediately add sauce back into skillet; stir to cover shrimp with sauce, only till reheated (under a minute). Remove skillet from heat, and serve immediately.

  2. Serve shrimp on a bed of steamed rice. Drizzle shrimp with lime juice, and sprinkle with green onions/sesame seeds. Serve hot, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Honey Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 of total))
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 572mg25%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 393IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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