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Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Try out this quick and easy 5 ingredient recipe for honey garlic shrimp skillet. Ready for the table in just 20 minutes with a combination flavor of savory and light sweetness! Pair it with some veggies or on a bed of rice or pasta/noodles.

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

So here we have a super simple recipe for honey garlic shrimp skillet. It’s yummy, it’s healthy and really easy to make. With a flavor combination of savory and sweet and a slightly smoky aftertaste (depending on how much rubbing you did on the burned on bits), it pairs well with most veggies as a side or on a bed of pasta, noodles or rice.

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

When I say super easy, I mean 5 ingredient easy and less than 15 minutes cooking time easy. Shrimp cooks so quickly, it’s such a great fast fix for any meal of the day.

So let’s begin.

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

I used jumbo peeled shrimp with tail on for these. They just tend to look better in pics but you can use whatever kind of shrimp you like or can easily get your hands on. Start making your honey garlic sauce which is basically just some honey, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. I wasn’t lying when I said simple.

Make the sauce and divide it into half. Half for the marinade and half for the drizzle. While the ingredients are simple, the fun is in the execution. I said shrimp cooks quickly so you’ll want to get your pan nice and hot before cooking so they have a gorgeous sear. The honey will caramelize a little and stuff will get stuck to the bottom of the pan. Use some tongs to gently rub the shrimp on the stuck on bits to get it nice and blackened. Here’s where you get the smoky aftertaste.

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

One minute per side and your shrimp is cooked! I did this in two batches. Then remove the pan from heat and you’re ready to serve these babies drizzled with the leftover sauce.

And that’s it! Happy cooking!

PS: Love noodles? Try pairing this over a bed of hibachi noodles. I tried this once and it was great!

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This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on

Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine the sauce ingredients and divide it into half
  2. Marinate the shrimp with one half of the sauce for 15-30 minutes. Discard marinade
  3. Over medium high heat in a 10″ skillet, pan sear the shrimp in some oil. Sear them on both sides in two batches until browned, about 1 minute per side
  4. Using tongs, rub the shrimp into the caramelized bits on the bottom of the pan
  5. Dish and serve hot drizzled with the remaining sauce

Notes

For even more flavor, try adding in some red pepper flakes for heat or fresh lime juice for zest!

If you like cilantro, lime and red pepper flakes, try out this variation of cilantro lime honey garlic shrimp skillet!

This recipe sears better in a cast iron pan and may not perform as well with caramelized bits in non-stick pans.

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

This smoky and sweet honey garlic shrimp skillet is super easy with only five ingredients and cooked in less than 15 minutes!

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181 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie
    May 12, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Easy and Excellent! Added steamed broccoli and rice!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      May 23, 2017 at 8:30 PM

      Happy you liked it, Leslie! And that you balanced it out with some rice and greens 🙂

  • Reply
    Donna Dougherty
    August 30, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Hi I don’t have fresh ginger but I do have ground Ginger. Can I use this and if so how many tsp. for ground?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 2, 2017 at 4:48 PM

      It’ll work, just use very little. Ground would be extremely concentrated so I would suggest started at 1/8 teaspoon of it first. Taste it and see if you need more then build up.

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    Ami
    September 26, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    I made this with royal red shrimp and it was yummy! After reading reviews, I started with one tablespoon of honey. Once I tasted it, I remembered that I’m not overly fond of too much honey flavor, so I added a tablespoon of white sugar and the juice from half of a lime The combination was the perfect level of sweetness, without overpowering the flavor of the shrimp. I served it over jasmine rice that was cooked with some turmeric, a couple of garlic cloves, a whole tomato, and a diced carrot.

    I took a plate to my neighbor to sample before I tried it. She inhaled it. When I returned home, so did I. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 11, 2017 at 3:24 PM

      Sounds like you know your way around the kitchen! I love turmeric and sometimes make it with chicken and some salt. So yummy! You’re very welcome and thanks for trying it out, Ami.

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    Workins in the kitchen
    December 4, 2017 at 4:00 AM

    About the Honey Garlic Shrimp ; Some say to add to a bed of rice others say a bed of noodles would be better? what is your professional idea on what would be best to lay these honeys on ? Thank you Looking forward to your answer

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      December 6, 2017 at 1:45 AM

      Hahaha, professional. I like that! 🙂 Honestly I’m more of a fan of having it with rice on the side and another side of greens. Asparagus/green beans/zucchini. A nice balance of protein, carbs and greens for a meal. But that’s just because of the way I was brought up 😉

  • Reply
    Anya Shortridge
    January 9, 2018 at 10:24 PM

    Wow, this was excellent! I took a couple of borrows from your other linked recipe – Added chili flakes and fresh, minced parsley because we didn’t have cilantro. I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. I used coconut oil for the saute. Finger licking good!

    I would also double the sauce next time, or at least 1 1/2 times….

    Thanks for this, it was a hit.

    Anya

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      January 29, 2018 at 6:22 PM

      You’re welcome, Anya. I use coconut oil too for Asian-inspired dishes and switch to olive oil for others. Vegetable oil for deep frying, which I don’t do much of. Tell you what, if enough people comment on doubling the sauce I’ll add it to the notes!

  • Reply
    Lina
    March 12, 2018 at 10:20 PM

    Hi Farah!
    I saw the succulent photo of your honeyed shrimp recipe on Pinterest and i did it with your Hibachi noodles to surprise my boyfriend:) He loved it! And so do i:) It was very impressive…Thank you for the joy of cooking that you have, and for sharing it with us:) I cook lots of Middle Eastern foods, since I’m from there, and have been 8 years in the US, and honestly i have been intimidated from the countless ingredients and names that i cant pronounce:) Thank you for making it so simple and approachable 🙂

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      April 27, 2018 at 4:08 PM

      Great combo! You’re so very welcome, Lina. I am self taught with lots of cuisines so I can understand how intimidating it can be. I was so intimidated with Indian cuisine! So I try my best to think like someone new to things and go along that path while delivering the recipe. I’m glad it helped!

  • Reply
    Brian
    June 29, 2018 at 6:03 PM

    Look awesome. Anyone grill it yet?

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