Honey Garlic Shrimp

honey garlic shrimp in a bowl with rice and broccoli.

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Easy skillet Honey Garlic Shrimp is a quick 30-minute dinner recipe. The shrimp are coated in a honey garlic sauce and topped with sesame seeds. Serve it with veggies on the side along with brown or white rice for an easy meal.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 24 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, and minced ginger.
  2. Place the shrimp in a large ziplock bag and pour half of the honey marinade into the bag. Seal the bag and toss the shrimp around to coat them in the marinade. Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the cornstarch to the reserved marinade and stir well to combine.
  4. In a large pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Place the marinated shrimp in an even layer in the pan and discard the marinade in the bag.
  5. Add the reserved marinade to the pan and cook the shrimp for two to three minutes on each side or until they are pink and opaque.
  6. Add the chopped cilantro and toss to coat the shrimp. Garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds and serve.