Honey Garlic Shrimp

Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Learn how to make a healthy honey garlic shrimp stir fry with less sugar and sodium, but more flavor. Serve it on steamed rice with broccoli, and you’ll have dinner ready in 20 minutes! {Gluten-Free adaptable}

If you are looking for a super quick, satisfying, and healthy dish for a weekday dinner, this honey garlic shrimp is a perfect choice! Simply use a couple ingredients that you already have in the kitchen, lots of garlic and ginger to add depth of flavor, and plenty of honey. You will have your main dish ready in 20 minutes. The shrimp is briefly marinated, then cooked in butter with the sweet-savory sauce. I serve it with steamed rice and blanched broccoli. YUM!

Cooking notes My version contains way less sugar and sodium than most of the recipes out there. The recipe is super simple, but I want to share a few quick tips on how to make the tastiest honey garlic shrimp that is healthy at the same time.

1. How to make juicy and flavorful shrimp without overcooking I used the Asian kitchen secret – briefly marinating the shrimp in Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, and cornstarch. The wine and soy sauce will add a great flavor to the shrimp. And the cornstarch will form a thin slurry and protect the shrimp from the hot pan. So even when you cook the shrimp a bit longer than you should, they won’t dry out and will stay juicy.

2. You don’t need a wok I’ve tried making this dish in a wok and in a nonstick skillet. I can’t really taste the difference. I’ve come to realize that when you properly marinate the shrimp and make a good stir fry sauce, a normal frying pan will make a great dish just like restaurants do!

3. Use fresh aromatics This is super important. It will add so much fragrance to the dish. Plus, fresh ginger is good for your health.

Quick tip: Since I cook at home a lot, I do a bit of food prep on the weekend to make my weekday cooking easier. I peel a whole ginger root, and 1 to 2 bulbs of garlic. Then I use the small grinder that came with my Cuisinart immersion blender to mince them separately and store them in the fridge in airtight containers. They will keep fresh for almost a week. And I’ve found that I can shorten my dinner prep time by a LOT every day.

Definitely try this out if you like to make hearty and healthy homemade meals during the week.

More easy weekday recipes Thai Sweet Chili Chicken

Shrimp Fried Rice (Yang Zhou Chao Fan)

Easy Chicken Curry

Crispy Sesame Chicken (without Deep Frying)

Beef and Broccoli

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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

5 mins

Total Time

20 mins

Learn how to make a healthy honey garlic shrimp stir fry with less sugar and sodium, but more flavor. Serve it on steamed rice with broccoli, and you’ll have dinner ready in 20 minutes! {Gluten-Free adaptable}To make this dish gluten-free, use dry sherry instead of Shaoxing wine, and use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

Course: Main

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: takeout

Calories: 282 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
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