Why you’ll love this easy pan fried shrimp
- The quick, 4-ingredient homemade honey garlic sauce that coats each piece of juicy shrimp is so sticky and sweet.
- You literally only need 10 minutes to cook this pan seared shrimp. No marinating or fuss, just mix up the sauce and cook the shrimp.
- Serve it over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice, noodles, or with whatever healthy side dish you’d like!
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How to make honey garlic shrimp (step-by-step)
Tips and topping options
- Quick cooking – Shrimp cooks very quickly, so you really only need to cook it for a couple of minutes per side. Watch it carefully once you start cooking.
- Caramelize the sauce – There is an option in the recipe to thicken/caramelize the sauce. This will cook the shrimp more but help coat the shrimp with a sticky-sweet sauce. Follow the recipe notes for this option if desired.
- Toppings – If you want to add some additional toppings, some great options are:
- Sesame seeds
- Sliced green onions
- Chopped cilantro
- Red pepper flakes
- Veggies and rice – This is our go-to for this recipe. Pan fried shrimp pairs perfectly with any oven roasted or sauteed veggies served over a bed of rice.
- Tacos – Use this shrimp for tacos with some corn tortillas or in a lettuce wrap.
- Bowls – This sticky shrimp is the perfect protein for a healthy bowl filled with fresh, crunchy veggies like chopped cabbage broccoli and any grain like rice or quinoa.
Some other easy shrimp recipes
- Quick & Easy One Pan Blackened Shrimp
- Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp (Twist of Lemon!)
- Easy (20-Minute!) Creamy Coconut Shrimp
- One Pan Cajun Shrimp And Cauliflower Rice
- Easy (30-Minute!) Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
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Honey Garlic Pan Fried Shrimp (5-Ingredients)
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos, (can sub soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deviened
- Whisk the coconut aminos, 1 tbsp olive oil, honey and garlic together in a small bowl.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Once the pan is hot, place the shrimp in the skillet.
- Dump the honey garlic mixture over the shrimp and toss to coat.
- Cook shrimp on one side until pink, about 1-2 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes. At this point the shrimp will be cooked, and the sauce will be slightly runny. You can stop cooking now and serve, or see the recipe notes below to continue cooking and thicken/caramelize the sauce.
- Serve shrimp immediately. You can dump any of the remaining honey garlic sauce from the pan on top of the shrimp for serving.