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Sweet and Savory Delight: 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp Imagine a plate of succulent shrimp bathed in a mouthwatering honey garlic sauce, all ready in just 20 minutes. This 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors, offering a quick and healthy dinner solution that’s as delightful as it is convenient. With tender shrimp cooked to perfection and a luscious honey garlic glaze, this dish promises to satisfy your taste buds and your schedule.

Flavorful Simplicity

The star of this dish is the irresistible honey garlic sauce that combines sweet honey with savory garlic for a delectable balance of flavors.

Effortless Healthy Dining

This recipe is designed for busy weeknights when you want a flavorful dinner without the fuss. It’s a healthy option that doesn’t compromise on taste.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp with these variations:

  1. Spice It Up: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick.
  2. Citrus Zest: Enhance the flavor with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or orange zest.
  3. Veggie Boost: Include vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, or snap peas for added nutrition and color.


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Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp, it’s time to enjoy a gourmet dinner that’s as quick as it is delicious. Share it with family or friends, serve it over rice or noodles, and elevate your weeknight dining experience. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite sides or garnishes with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use large shrimp for this recipe for the best texture and presentation.
  • Be cautious not to overcook the shrimp; they should be pink and opaque when done.
  • Adjust the honey and soy sauce quantities to your preferred level of sweetness and saltiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but be sure to thaw them first by placing them in a colander under cold running water until they’re fully thawed.

What can I serve with honey garlic shrimp?

This dish pairs well with rice, quinoa, noodles, or steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans.


Recipe by Alexandra
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  • For the Honey Garlic Shrimp:
  • 1 pound 1 (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 4 cloves 4 garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) honey

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 cornstarch (optional, for thickening)

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Chopped fresh parsley or green onions for garnish (optional)


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, low-sodium soy sauce, and cornstarch (if using). Set aside.
  • Season the peeled and deveined shrimp with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic to the hot oil and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and opaque.
  • Pour the honey garlic sauce over the cooked shrimp in the skillet.
  • Continue to cook and stir for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the shrimp.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt or black pepper if needed.
  • Serve your 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley or green onions if desired, and savor the delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors!

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