Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe

How To Make Honey Garlic Shrimp

Add an exquisite Asian twist to the usual seafood. This honey garlic shrimp is savory and flavorful due to sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 2orangeslarge
  • 1tbsphoney
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbsprice vinegarunseasoned
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 32jumbo shrimppeeled and deveined, 18oz total
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1tbspcanola oildivided
  • 6clovesgarlicminced
  • 1tbspgingerfresh, finely minced
  • 2scallions
  • ½tspred pepper flakes
  • Cooked ricefor serving


  1. Finely grate the zest from 1 orange and this will produce about 2 tablespoons.

  2. Juice both oranges into a bowl.

  3. Whisk in the honey, soy sauce, and vinegar with 1 tablespoon of water.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of the orange-soy mixture to form a slurry, then stir that back into the bowl with the rest of the orange-soy mixture.

  5. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.

  6. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium-high heat.

  7. Add half of the shrimp, spread it out in one layer, and cook until the underside is bright pink. Flip and cook for 1 minute more, then transfer the shrimp to a plate.

  8. Repeat with another 1 teaspoon oil and shrimp. Set aside.

  9. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil to the skillet. Add the garlic, ginger, scallion whites, and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Add the orange-soy liquid and the orange zest and cook, stirring, until thickened for about 1 to 2 minutes.

  10. Return the shrimp to the skillet, add the scallion greens, and toss to coat with the sauce.

  11. Divide the shrimp among 4 bowls and serve with rice.


  • Calories: 147.52kcal
  • Fat: 4.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.46g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.52g
  • Fiber: 2.14g
  • Sugar: 10.76g
  • Protein: 10.51g
  • Cholesterol: 80.64mg
  • Sodium: 804.49mg
  • Calcium: 80.01mg
  • Potassium: 281.92mg
  • Iron: 0.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.79mg
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