Are you looking for an easy shrimp recipe main dish for two? Honey Garlic Shrimp Saute is a delicious sautéed shrimp recipe that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. This dish is a standout with lots of garlic and succulent shrimp with a sweet honey glaze. It is an easy dinner to make, with a short cooking time, good nutritional value, and great taste.
Honey Garlic Shrimp Saute is:
- Easy and delicious!
- Perfect for busy weeknights
- Sautéed in a sweet and savory sauce made with honey, garlic, and soy sauce.
- Shrimp - Use medium shrimp, large shrimp, or jumbo shrimp. Smaller shrimp will overcook.
|Common Sizing Term (Varies)||Shrimp Count Per Pound||Approx. Count Per 4 oz Serving|
- Soy Sauce - I prefer low-sodium soy sauce. You can add more salt if needed but you cannot take it away.
- Honey - Any honey will work. I especially like Mike's Hot Honey for a little added heat. You could also use plain honey and add a few red pepper flakes.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Measure and prep ingredients. Grating is the easiest way for prepping ginger.
Mix the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium bowl.
Place the raw shrimp into a large bowl.
Pour ½ of the sauce on top. Toss to coat the shrimp.
Pour into an airtight container or zipped-top bag. Marinate for 15-20 minutes.
Add the shrimp and sauté for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
Flip the shrimp over and cook for an additional minute or two.
Pour in the remaining sauce. Cook on low heat until shrimp is cooked through.
The best way to serve this easy shrimp recipe is over rice or noodles and steamed vegetables on the side. Top with green onion. Add a simple side salad like Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad.
- Make sure to thaw the frozen shrimp before cooking. Thaw frozen shrimp in cold water. Drain on a paper towel.
- When cooking the shrimp, use a hot pan and cook the shrimp in a single layer to help the shrimp cook evenly and get crispy.
- If you like more spicy heat, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
- Add chopped peanuts or cashews as a garnish, along with the scallions. You can also add a lemon wedge to squeeze fresh lemon juice at the table.
You can give this dish an Italian twist by swapping out the soy sauce for Italian dressing. Omit the ginger, and add a pinch of Italian seasoning and some fresh herbs.
- Large skillet (to cook the shrimp)
- Tongs (helpful for flipping and stirring the shrimp while cooking).
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl (to mix ingredients for the sauce)
Shrimp cooks quickly and if overcooked, it becomes rubbery and chewy. Keep a close eye on the shrimp. Raw fresh shrimp and frozen shrimp are translucent gray in color. When cooked, it should be an opaque white with some pink and red accents. The pink outside and opaque white interior is the best indicator of whether or not a shrimp is fully cooked. If the shrimp is still gray or translucent, cook it longer.
Shrimp is very nutritious. It's fairly low in calories and provides a high amount of protein and healthy fats, as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. So yes, shrimp is healthy to eat!
Looking for other shrimp and seafood recipes like this? Try these:
Honey Garlic Shrimp Saute
- Large skillet.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- ¼ cup soy sauce low-sodium if possible
- ⅓ cup honey
- 3 fresh garlic cloves finely chopped or grated
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- ½ pound shrimp
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- green onion, chopped peanuts or cashews, and cracked black pepper optional
- Measure and prep all ingredients for the dish.
- Mix the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger in a medium bowl.
- Place the raw shrimp into a large bowl.
- Pour ½ of the sauce on top. Toss to coat the shrimp.
- Pour into an airtight container or zipped-top bag. Marinate for 15-20 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and sauté for about 3 minutes over medium to medium-high heat.
- Flip the shrimp over and cook for an additional minute or two.
- Pour in the remaining sauce. Cook until shrimp is cooked through, about 2 mins.
- Serve over rice or noodles and steamed vegetables on the side. Top with green onion or chopped nuts as desired. Add black pepper if desired.
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.
We take every effort to ensure that the estimated meal cost per serving is accurate. We use a meal cost analysis application that estimates the cost of a recipe based on groceries purchased at a Walmart store in my geographical area, northern California.