Umami
Umami

Meals

20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

total time

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (we usually use reduced sodium)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic)

  • optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • optional for garnish: chopped green onion

Directions

  • Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl. You will use half for the marinade in step 2 and half for cooking the shrimp in step 3.

  • Place shrimp in a large sealable container or zipped-top bag. Pour 1/2 of the marinade/sauce mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, we usually steam broccoli and microwave some quick brown rice.)

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until pink, about 45 seconds, then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade/sauce and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1-2 more minutes.

  • Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed vegetables on the side.

4 servings

servings

20 minutes

total time
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