Honey Garlic Shrimp

Cuisine: Seafood
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 251 kcal

The size of the shrimp will affect cooking time, so no exact time was mentioned in step 2. Simply cook the shrimp until it goes from translucent to pink and opaque and firms up.



  • 1 pound (455g) ¬†shrimp, peeled deveined
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) honey
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml)¬†rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • green onions or cilantro , chopped for garnish
  • (optional) lemon wedges
  • Serve with rice , pasta, couscous or quinoa.


  1. Make the sauce: In small bowl whisk together the honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce and corn starch until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add oil, then garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant and translucent, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook until pink and cooked through.

  3. Stir sauce one more time to make sure corn starch dissolves and then add the sauce to the pan. Cook until the sauce thickens, about 1-2 minutes.

  4. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed, to taste.
  5. Garnish with green onions or cilantro. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over right before serving.
  6. Serve with rice, pasta, couscous or quinoa.

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