Honey Garlic Shrimp: BEST 20 Minute Dinner!


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Revolutionize your weeknight meals with this super fast and insanely delicious honey garlic shrimp recipe! Pair it with broccoli and rice for a quick meal.

This post is sponsored by BUBBL’R.

Easy Dinner Idea

This is, hands down, the easy weeknight dinner recipe you need in your life. It tastes like takeout, but it only takes 20 minutes, and it’s just all-around amazing.

A suggestion – don’t skip the fresh garlic or ginger. They’re the only part of this recipe that requires any effort, but it’s well worth it. Those aromatics add so much depth of flavor and really bring the whole recipe to life.

Be prepared to amaze everyone with your cooking skills with this fast recipe! Just don’t tell them how easy it was to make 😉

If you love how this recipe sounds, you may also enjoy my Bang Bang Shrimp Lettuce Wrap recipe. Also, be sure to check out my easy recipes category and seafood and shrimp category for more great ideas!

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How to Cook Shrimp

There are two tricks to cooking the shrimp in this recipe perfectly. 

  1. Make sure your pan is hot enough. To get a beautiful sear on the shrimp and saute it (rather than steam it), it’s very important to start with a hot pan.
  2. Don’t overcook the shrimp. Shrimp cooks very quickly, so rather than going solely by a timer, I think it’s the most helpful to watch the shrimp as it cooks. This also helps rule out any differences based on your individual cooktop. As soon as you notice that the shrimp is pink and opaque halfway through, that’s when you know it’s time to flip it. The second side will cook faster than the first side, so be prepared to pull it off the stove as soon as it’s completely opaque and cooked through.
Honey garlic shrimp in a bowl on a white background.

What to Serve with Honey Garlic Shrimp

My two favorite things to serve with this easy shrimp recipe are broccoli and rice.

You could also try any of these options – they’d all pair perfectly:

  • Pasta
  • Zucchini Noodles / Zoodles
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Chow Mein
  • Lo Mein
  • Fried Rice
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Yield: 4 servings

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Two plates of honey garlic shrimp on a yellow background.

Revolutionize your weeknight meals with this super fast and insanely delicious honey garlic shrimp recipe! Pair it with broccoli and rice for a quick meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 4 medium cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten free)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, honey, and Tamari.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the shrimp and half of the marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes (but up to overnight).
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat then add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Pour off the used marinade, and place the shrimp in a single layer in the skillet. Saute until the bottom half looks pink (roughly 2 minutes), then flip and add in the second half of the marinade and saute until the shrimp is pink all the way through (roughly 1 - 2 more minutes).
  4. Serve immediately.


If you’d like a thicker sauce, mix 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon cold water, and then stir that into the sauce. Let the sauce come to a simmer to thicken.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 0.8gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 20.4gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 17.7gProtein: 17.1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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The next time you’re looking for an easy and fast weeknight dinner, try this honey garlic shrimp recipe!

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