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Honey garlic shrimp sauteed in a pan next to a napkin
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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Honey garlic shrimp are a delicious savory-sweet dinner idea. And they only take about 20 minutes to make! Watch the video above to see how I make them.
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Marinate Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 26 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Honey Garlic Shrimp, Shrimp Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup tamari soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl, stir together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.
    Stirring honey garlic shrimp sauce in a small bowl with a spoon.
  • Place the shrimp into a separate bowl and pour 1/3 of the sauce on top. Toss to coat the shrimp, then marinate for 15-20 minutes.
    Marinating honey garlic shrimp in a large glass bowl
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp (discarding any leftover marinade) and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until pink and just barely cooked through.
    Cooking shrimp in a pan for honey garlic shrimp
  • Pour the remaining 2/3 sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer, stirring with the shrimp as it slightly reduces and warms through, for about a minute.
    Cooking jumbo shrimp in honey garlic sauce
  • Turn off the heat, stir in the cilantro or parsley, and top with sliced green onions before serving.
    A metal pan with honey garlic shrimps next to cilantro



  • This is the gluten-free tamari soy sauce I use and love. I also buy the low-sodium version. 


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg