Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe – Yellow Chili’s

Honey Garlic Shrimps is a sweet, juicy, and mildly spiced Chinese seafood dish. It is usually made with shrimpbasic seasonings, and a flavorful honey garlic sauce. The recipe I have shared here shows you how to make Honey Garlic Shrimp with easy step-by-step instructions for you to try and enjoy at home.

I have also shared a detailed video of this recipe below to show the cooking process is simple and clear. This Honey Garlic Shrimp is one of the best shrimp side dishes that can be served for lunch and dinner. The best part is it comes together quickly in under 30 minutes and tastes similar to your favorite Chinese restaurants around.

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What is Honey Garlic Shrimp?

Honey Garlic Shrimp is a sweet, savory, and easy-to-make Chinese restaurant-style dish. It is usually made with shrimp, basic seasoning powders, sauces, garlic, and honey. The shrimp is usually marinated, pan-fried, and then tossed in a flavor-loaded honey garlic sauce. This Honey Garlic Shrimp tastes great over rice and some simple veggies or salad alongside.

Shrimps are always a favorite food for their juicy, succulent, and super-rich seafood flavor at home. Especially, the flavors of the garlic, soy sauce, honey, and juicy shrimp make this dish unique from other dishes. Honey garlic dishes are mostly a hit in our family, especially with my kids. Usually, my little ones finish a good meal with shrimp in no time.

Not only with the kids, but it is also an appetizing dish for all ages particularly if you are seafood lovers like us. Even though I have pan-fried the marinated shrimp here, you can also grill or bake the shrimp for a healthy version.

Overall, if you are looking for a quick, easy-to-make, and flavorful lunch or dinner recipe, then this Honey Garlic Shrimp is the best side dish for you!

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need to make this Honey Garlic Shrimp are basic Asian Grocery elements and they should be easily available in the most grocery stores around. Let’s see what they are below.

Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe ingredients placed on a gray table
  • Shrim – I have used jumbo shrimp here, that is cleaned and deveined already but you can use any size that’s handy to you. if you are planning to use frozen shrimp then I recommend thawing it to room temperature
  • Seasonings Powders Garlic Powder, Paprika, white or black pepper powder, and chili flakes for seasoning the shrimp
  • Sauces – Dark soy sauce, regular all-purpose soy sauce, chili sauce, and vinegar for achieving the bold Asian food flavors
  • Honey – Delivers the natural sweetness to this dish
  • Aromatics – Garlic and ginger for the fresh aroma and flavor
  • Cornstarch – Few tbsps to marinate the shrimp
  • Oil – Usually sesame oil is used in most Chinese stir-fry recipesbut feel free to use the cooking oil that’s handy to you

For a detailed ingredients list, Please check out the recipe card below.

How to make Honey Garlic Shrimp?

The recipe I have shared here is an easy-to-make Honey Garlic Shrimp, a super flavorful shrimp meal enjoyed over rice. It is one of the quick recipes that work perfectly well for your busy weekdays or weekends.

Honey Garlic Shrimp in a white bowl placed on a gray table

Following are the high-level instructions to make this recipe but for detailed step-by-step instructions with photos and video, please check out the recipe card below.

  • Add the Seasonings – In a bowl, add the shrimp, garlic powder, pepper powder, soy sauce, salt, paprika, and cornstarch.
  • Combine – Combine until all the ingredients coat well on the shrimp
  • Add – In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add the shrimp one by one without overcrowding the pan
  • Fry – Fry the shrimps on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes until they turn pink in color. Note: Make sure not to over-fry them as they turn hard and rubbery
  • Remove – Remove the fried shrimp from the oil and reserve it for later use
  • Saute the aromatics – In the same pan with the remaining oil, add the garlic and ginger and saute until it turns aromatic
  • Make Sauce – Add the dark soy sauce, vinegar, chili sauce, chili flakes, honey, and water, and give it a good mix
  • Boil – Boil the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes or until it turns slightly thick
  • Toss – Now add the fried shrimp into the sauce and give it a good toss. And now the juicy, and flavorful Honey Garlic Shrimp is ready for you to taste and enjoy
  • Serve – Serve this Honey Garlic Shrimp with white rice, brown rice, or noodles with some roasted green beans, roasted asparagus, or roasted broccoli of your choice

Tips

  • For Succulent Shrimp – Always make sure to fry the shrimps until it turns pink and opaque for a juicy and succulent shrimp, especially for this particular recipe.
  • Sauce – Honey Garlic Sauce is the main factor that delivers a sweet, savory, and garlicky punch to this dish. So I recommend not compromising on that to enjoy the bursting flavor and taste
  • Serving – This Shrimp recipe pairs and tastes best over rice and some roasted veggies alongside

Storage Suggestions

This shrimp recipe tastes great when it is served warm as soon as it is prepared. However, you can store the leftovers for up to 2 days in the refrigerator in a closed container. Make sure to reheat the dish in a microwave or on the stovetop before enjoying it again.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this flavor-packed Honey Garlic Shrimp over white rice or brown rice with roasted broccoli, roasted green beans, roasted asparagusor a simple salad of your choice.

You could also find similar recipes below and more at shrimp recipes and side dishes.

More honey and garlic recipes.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe Video

I have also shared a detailed video of this Honey Garlic Shrimp Recipe below that I hope will help you to make a delicious lunch or dinner at home. You could also find this recipe in a story format.

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Honey Garlic Shrimp in a white bowl placed on a gray table

Honey Garlic Shrimps

Honey Garlic Shrimp is a sweet, juicy, and mildly spicy seafood dish. It is usually made with shrimp, basic seasonings, and a flavorful honey garlic sauce. This Honey Garlic Shrimp is one of the best side dishes that can be served for lunch and dinner. The best part is it comes together quickly in under 30 minutes and tastes similar to your favorite Chinese restaurants around.

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Review

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Diet: Halal

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 mins

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Ingredients

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Instructions

To Marinate Shrimp

  • In a bowl, add the shrimp, garlic powder, pepper powder, soy sauce, salt, paprika, and cornstarch.

  • Combine until all the ingredients coat well on the shrimp

To make Honey Garlic Shrimps

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Notes

  • For Succulent Shrimp – Always make sure to fry the shrimps until it turns pink and opaque for a juicy and succulent shrimp, especially for this particular recipe.
  • Sauce – Honey Garlic Sauce is the main factor that delivers a sweet, savory, and garlicky punch to this dish. So I recommend not compromising on that to enjoy the bursting flavor and taste
  • Serving – This Shrimp recipe pairs and tastes best over rice and some roasted veggies alongside

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 365mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2mg

FAQ

What is Honey Garlic Shrimp?

Honey Garlic Shrimp is a sweet, savory, and easy-to-make Chinese restaurant-style dish. It is usually made with shrimp, basic seasoning powders, sauces, garlic, and honey. The shrimp is usually marinated, pan-fried, and then tossed in a flavor-loaded honey garlic sauce. This Honey Garlic Shrimp tastes great over rice and some simple roasted veggies or salad alongside.

How long should I cook shrimp?

Usually, shrimp are meant to be cooked when it turns pink and opaque and it takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes to reach that stage. And it also depends on the size of the shrimp.

How long to marinate shrimp for this recipe?

Here in this recipe, I haven’t rested the marinated shrimp but you can do it for at least 15 minutes if you are not on a time crunch.

What sauces go well with shrimp?

Garlic Butter Sauce, honey garlic sauce, General Tso’s sauce, Kung Pao Sauce, and other cream sauces are great for tossing in the shrimp. While you can also enjoy the cooked shrimp with dipping sauces like garlic parmesan sauce, mustard sauce, and buffalo sauce.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe that I have shared here and I would love to hear from you about how it turned out for you. Please let me know.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy Cooking!

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