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Sticky honey garlic shrimp is a fast and healthy dinner full of flavor with just the right amount of stickiness. This Asian take on shrimp is always a hit! Serve it over rice or individually as a party food if you like. Either way, be prepared for it to disappear quickly!
15 Minute Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp: A Fast & Healthy Dinner
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Sticky honey garlic shrimp is a fast and healthy dinner full of flavor with just the right amount of stickiness. This Asian take on shrimp is always a hit! Serve it over rice or individually as a party food if you like. Either way, be prepared for it to disappear quickly!
Course: Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Mirlandra
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper optional
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 pound raw shrimp size medium (see note)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 2 green onions sliced thinly on the diagonal
Instructions
  1. Serving Suggestion: For a fast dinner toss some rice in the rice maker before you start the shrimp and steam up some broccoli or heat up some frozen broccoli. Alternately these shrimp go great over stir fried veggies or even just by themselves! Party food anybody?
  2. In a small bowl, whisk everything together except the shrimp, corn starch and onions.
  3. Place the shrimp in a bowl and pour about half the sauce over it, stirring to coat.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot oil. Cook about 1 minute, stirring at least once.
  5. Whisk corn starch into the rest of the marinade and add to the pan. Cook about one more minute until shrimp are cooked through. Tip: Shrimp turn a nice light pink right through to the middle when they are cooked. Cut open the thickest part of a shrimp if you want to double check.
  6. Sprinkle green onions over the shrimp and serve hot over rice or on a plate. (Rice is a great delivery system for the delicious sauce on the shrimp.)
Recipe Notes

Choosing Shrimp: You can buy shrimp fresh or frozen but do make sure it is raw shrimp – not something already cooked. You can buy any size you like but medium works well for this and if you buy smaller or bigger shrimp you will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly. Select peeled or unpeeled, tail on or off as you prefer. Just remember if you have to peel the shrimp that will take more time!

Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp: A Fast & Healthy Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 1693mg 71%
Potassium 152mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 23g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 17.2%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.