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A large white serving bowl is full of shrimp in a golden honey garlic sauce. You can just see some rice under the shrimp and a sprinkling of green onion on top.
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15 Minute Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp: A Fast & Healthy Dinner

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner or Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Mirlandra


  • 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


  • 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?
  • In a small bowl, whisk everything together except the shrimp, corn starch and onions.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl and pour about half the sauce over it, stirring to coat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)


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!


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1693mg | Potassium: 152mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 3mg