Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Honey Garlic Shrimp is the easy dinner recipe that you didn’t know that you were missing! Only five ingredients and about 5 minutes of work stand between you and dinner!

Honey Garlic Shrimp


I have always been a huge seafood fan.

When I was a young girl and would go out to dinner with my parents, my dinner of choice was always a shrimp cocktail. There is just something about well-cooked shrimp that I find simply divine.

They’re tender, a little juicy, and perfectly suited to whatever flavors you want to add.

How TO Make Honey Garlic Sauce

Honey garlic has always been one of my favorite sauces and marinades- although you could pair copious amounts of garlic with just about anything and I would be on board.

This marinade couldn’t be simpler- honey is mixed with soy sauce and lime to yield a perfect balance of sweet, salty and zippy. Add in a whole mess of minced garlic and some nice jumbo shrimp, and your prep work is done!

This is great to serve on its own, on a salad, or on top of rice.

Helpful Tips to make Honey Garlic Shrimp:

  • To safety thaw frozen shrimp you can defrost them slowly in the refrigerator for about 1 day per pound. Or you can place them in a colander in the sink with cold running water running over them. For safety, the water must be cold.
  • You can buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined with the tail still on, it looks prettier.

What you will need to make Honey Garlic Shrimp:


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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Donna Elick
Honey Garlic Shrimp is the easy dinner recipe that you didn’t know that you were missing! Only five ingredients and about 5 minutes of work stand between you and dinner!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Method Stovetop
Servings 4


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, approximately 1/2 a large lime
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Mix together honey, garlic, soy sauce and lime juice in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour shrimp onto baking sheet and space evenly.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve immediately.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 184cal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1399mg | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. Any recommendations for a side or sides to this? I'm planning on making it later this week.

    1. Hi Heidi,
      I often substitute lemon juice for lime juice. You could even use orange juice if you prefer a sweeter flavor. Hope this helps!

      TSRI Team member,

    1. Hi Laurie,
      This recipe calls for jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, hope that helps!
      TSRI Team Member,

  2. Fixed this for supper tonight. Delicious. Next time will add a cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce. Shrimp a little tough but I marinated them in sauce while fixing the rest of the meal. Wonder if the lime juice started to cook it like a ceveche?

    1. Hi Jan,
      Depending on how long you left the shrimp in the lime juice, it’s very possible that the acid started cooking the protein!

      TSRI Team Member,

  3. 5 stars
    Such an amazing recipe and so easy to make too. This will probably be the main way I prepare shrimp now. Thanks!

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