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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Honey garlic shrimp is savory and sweet, glazed with a thick garlic and honey infused sauce.  6 ingredients + 15 minutes to better-than-takeout!

I’ve talked about it on my instagram plenty {remember my other 15 minute salmon meal?} but let’s be honest, sometimes, I just don’t feel like slaving over the stove.  Maybe it’s the dead of summer, maybe it’s been another one of those 12 hour days or maybe just because.  Yet, I also don’t want to succumb to greasy take out.  The solution?  One of my 15 minute meals from my repertoire.  This honey garlic shrimp is one of my favorites.

The base of this dish gets a proper flavor boost from infused garlic and ginger oil.  Not just any oil, but a rich and toasty sesame oil which in itself boasts tons of flavor.  As I mention in the video, I highly recommending selecting quality ingredients for this {and any dish you may cook!} because it really does make a difference, especially if there are only 6 ingredients in all.  Make sure that your soy sauce is authentic {not the filler/by product water downed stuff}.  It should be properly fermented for at least 6 months, taste clean and contain only 3-4 ingredients.  After all, it is one of the key ingredients here, paired with the honey.

I used local, raw honey which I use for everything from combatting allergies {it worked for me!} to face masks.  I digress.  From its initial infusion of the garlic and ginger, it immediately boosts the flavor profile from the start.  Then the honey kicks in and since it isn’t as sweet and say, sugar, it yields a gentle sweetness that balances out the salty bite from the soy.  The shrimp only go in for a momentary dip so they still remain naturally sweet and succulent but since the sauce is thick and sticky, it clings on to the shrimp well and produces glazed pieces of shrimp with a wonderful aromatic sauce.

Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Honey Garlic Shrimp
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Serves: 2 servings

  • ½ tb of toasted sesame oil
  • 2-3 freshly minced garlic cloves
  • 1 ts freshly grated ginger
  • ½ c soy sauce
  • ½ c raw honey
  • 1 lb wild caught shrimp {any size}

  1. In a pan, gently heat the sesame oil. Brown the garlic and ginger in it.
  2. Add the soy sauce and honey and cook down until it reduces by ⅓.
  3. Toss in the shrimp to coat. It shouldn’t need more than a few minutes to cook all the way through.
  4. Serve hot/warm with rice, quinoa, rice noodles, etc.


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