Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp


This sticky honey garlic shrimp is a fast and simple weeknight winner that’s made with pan-seared shrimp which are coated in a candy and spicy glaze. Serve it with rice and steamed broccoli for a easy meal that’s on the desk in lower than half-hour.

Glazed shrimp on top of rice and garnished with scallions, with a gold spoon scooping some from the bowl.

Adapted from Farrah Jalanbo | The Quick and Easy Spiced Nice Cookbook | Page Street Publishing, 2022

This fast shrimp recipe is the right dish to make for a weeknight dinner because it solely takes about twenty minutes and a lot of the substances are seemingly already in your pantry. The saucy shrimp has the right quantity of garlic and honey, in addition to a kick of ginger and spice. It’ll fulfill any takeout cravings and is more healthy and far more scrumptious.–Farrah Jalanbo

Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp FAQs

What is the easiest way to thaw frozen shrimp?

First, fill a big bowl with chilly water. Take the specified quantity of shrimp from their authentic bundle and seal them right into a zip-top bag. Place that bag into the chilly water and weigh it down with a pot lid or plate to make sure the bag stays totally submerged. Let it sit for 20 to half-hour or till your shrimp are totally thawed.

What is Sambal chili paste?

Basic sambal is made up of pink chile peppers, vinegar, and salt, and might be fairly spicy, relying on the model you select. Some variations are easy, some are extra chunky. You may also make your individual sambal chili paste.

If you’re spice averse, omit it totally (though it does add a stunning taste), or add it into the recipe in small quantities and style.

What ought to I serve with this?

Steamed rice and a straightforward vegetable, like steamed or roasted broccoli are the right sides for this simple shrimp recipe.

How ought to I retailer leftovers?

Leftovers might be saved within the fridge in an hermetic container for as much as 3 days. Reheat over low warmth, taking care to not overcook your shrimp.

Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp

Glazed shrimp on top of rice and garnished with scallions, with a gold spoon scooping some from the bowl.

This simple shrimp recipe is made with a candy and spicy honey and garlic glaze that coats tender pan-seared shrimp. It’s a fast and simple meal that is on the desk in lower than half-hour.

Farrah Jalanbo

Prep 15 minutes

Cook 10 minutes

Total 25 minutes

  • In a small bowl, whisk collectively the soy sauce, garlic, ginger powder, white pepper, honey, and chili paste (if utilizing).

  • In a big nonstick skillet over medium-high warmth, heat the vegetable oil. Once the oil is sizzling, add the shrimp and prepare dinner till pink, about 1 minute per facet. (We simply need to get some colour on the shrimp right here—it doesn’t must be totally cooked on the within simply but!)

  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and put aside. Pour the ready sauce into the skillet, and let it come to a simmer over medium warmth.

  • In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water to create a cornstarch slurry. Slowly combine this into the heated sauce and let all of it simmer collectively till you’ve a thick, sticky sauce, 2 to 4 minutes.

  • Toss the shrimp again into the pan. Cook till the shrimp is opaque and totally cooked, about 3 minutes extra. Garnish with the sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Serving: 1portionCalories: 266kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 30g (10%)Protein: 23g (46%)Fat: 6g (9%)Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 191mg (64%)Sodium: 1625mg (71%)Potassium: 326mg (9%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 23g (26%)Vitamin A: 373IU (7%)Vitamin C: 5mg (6%)Calcium: 116mg (12%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Originally revealed October 14, 2022

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