cooked shrimp in a black bowl with brown rice and broccoli
4.91 from 10 votes
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 7 shrimp))
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 617mg27%
Potassium 87.7mg3%
Carbohydrates 25.3g8%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 24.4g27%
Protein 8.6g17%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 servings
Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

For a quick and easy weeknight dish, your family will love this Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe! It's sweet, savory, delicious and ready in just 20 minutes! Serve with brown rice and vegetables, grill on skewers, or serve over a salad.

  • 1/3 cup Aunt Sue’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (I use low sodium) or Tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (optional)
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • optional: chopped green onion and/or red pepper flakes for garnish
  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl.

  2. Place shrimp in a large baggie with a zip-top or other container with a lid. Pour the marinade mixture on top and shake or stir to coat the shrimp. Allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or up to 12 hours. 

  3. To save time, while the shrimp is marinating, cook veggies and rice or whatever side you'll be making.
  4. Once shrimp has had time to marinate, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer shrimp and marinade into the skillet. Cook shrimp on one side until pink– about 45 seconds– then flip shrimp over and cook until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more.

  5. Serve shrimp and marinade sauce with a garnish of green onion and red pepper flakes. The sauce is great with brown rice and steamed or roasted veggies on the side.

Recipe Notes

Shrimp: You can remove the tail or leave it on. Whatever’s easiest! I recommend using fresh shrimp, but you can use frozen. Thaw before marinading and cooking. If using frozen cooked shrimp, thaw, marinate, and cook as directed. You’ll really just be heating the shrimp up in the sauce. 

Author: Kim
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy honey garlic shrimp, easy shrimp dinner, healthy honey garlic shrimp

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