Honey Garlic Shrimp

20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

Surekha Bedi


Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: serves 4

This 20 minute honey garlic shrimp is a reader favorite recipe. It’s extra quick, very

simple, and delivers big flavor. Served with brown rice and vegetables or over a

salad, this healthy dish is sure to join your regular dinner rotation.


1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup soy sauce (we usually use reduced sodium)

2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 Tablespoon jarred minced garlic)

optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined

2 teaspoons olive oil

optional for garnish: chopped green onion


1 Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium

bowl. You will use half for the marinade in step 2 and half for cooking the

shrimp in step 3.

2 Place shrimp in a large sealable container or zipped-top bag. Pour 1/2 of the

marinade/sauce mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to

marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and

refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the

shrimp is marinating, we usually steam broccoli and microwave some quick

brown rice.)

3 Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet.

(Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until pink, about 45

seconds, then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade/sauce and cook it

all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1-2 more minutes can also add some roasted walnuts for crunchy and nutty taste.

. 1 Thicken the sauce? You can add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to the second

half of the sauce that will be used for cooking in step 3. This thickens the sauce

so it isn’t as watery. To do this, use a fork to mix 1 teaspoon of cornstarch with

1 teaspoon warm water. Once corn starch has dissolved, stir this into the sauce.

2 Garlic: If using fresh garlic that you mince yourself, use 2 cloves which is about

2 teaspoons minced.

3 Shrimp: You can remove the tail or leave it on. We recommend using fresh

shrimp, but you can use frozen. Thaw before marinating and cooking. If using

frozen cooked shrimp, thaw, marinate, and cook as directed. You’ll really just

be heating the shrimp up in the sasauc

 Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The

sauce is excellent on brown rice Or noodles or steamed rice and steamed vegetables on the side.you can also add grilled pineapple pieces with vegetables.

Surekha Bedi

Proprietor and Chef Khalsa Parivar.