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Honey Garlic Shrimp

Chinese Honey Garlic Shrimp are marinated in soy, sesame, garlic, lime, pepper, and honey for the perfect blend of sweet and heat.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 1 ½ lbs large raw shrimp
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 green onions cut on the diagonal


  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


  • Cut the green onion ends off and discard any outer leave that are not edible. Slice them on the diagonal into small bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, lime juice and white pepper.
  • Devein and clean the shrimp. Pinch off the tail shells and discard. Add shrimp to the honey soy mixture and marinate 20 minutes, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Shake off excess marinade and add the shrimp to the pan. Sear on each side; 1 minute until opaque and cooked through, turn over and cook about 1 minute more. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  • Add marinade to pan and bring to a boil. It should reduce and thicken, about 2 -3 minutes. Add the shrimp back to the pan and toss the shrimp in the sauce to coat the shrimp.
  • Serve over steamed rice and sprinkle green onions and sesame seeds on top.


Sodium: 1777mg | Calcium: 113mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin A: 430IU | Sugar: 35g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 299mg | Cholesterol: 214mg | Calories: 273kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 25g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 1mg