Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

I still remember the first time I made Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry; it was one of those busy weekday evenings when I needed a quick yet delightful dinner. I had just returned from a weekend getaway with friends where we explored the quaint coastal town of Cape May. Fresh seafood was a highlight of our trip, and I was inspired to recreate some of those flavors at home.

This Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry is a perfect blend of sweet and savory, with a hint of spice from the crushed red pepper flakes. It’s a dish that brings back the essence of those breezy beachside dinners, yet it’s simple enough to whip up in less than half an hour. The marinade, made from a mix of honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, infuses the shrimp with incredible flavor. And trust me, the aroma that fills your kitchen is nothing short of amazing!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily tweak it to suit your tastes. If you’re a fan of extra heat, feel free to add more red pepper flakes. Or, if you prefer a milder dish, reduce the amount of garlic and ginger. The key is to find a balance that makes your taste buds dance.

Whenever I make this stir-fry, I always think about that trip and the friends I shared it with. Food has a wonderful way of connecting us to our memories and loved ones, don’t you think? So, whether you’re cooking for family, friends, or just yourself, I hope this recipe brings a touch of joy and a taste of the sea to your table.

How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • olive oil, for cooking
  • cooked white rice, for serving
  • steamed broccoli, for serving
  • thinly sliced scallion, for garnish

Directions

Place the shrimp in a resealable bag or medium bowl.

In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine the minced garlic, minced ginger, olive oil, honey, and soy sauce to create the marinade.

Pour half of the marinade over the shrimp, massaging through the bag or stirring to coat. Reserve the other half of the marinade. Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Heat a medium pan over medium heat with some olive oil. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard the used marinade. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for about 1 minute, then flip.

Pour the reserved marinade into the pan and continue cooking until the shrimp are opaque and just firm, about 1 more minute. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Continue cooking the marinade in the pan until it reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes.

Serve the shrimp over cooked white rice with steamed broccoli on the side. Pour the reduced sauce over the shrimp and garnish with thinly sliced scallions. Enjoy!

FAQs:

How long should I marinate the shrimp?

Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This allows the shrimp to absorb the flavors of the marinade, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp. However, you should thaw the shrimp completely and pat them dry before marinating. This ensures the marinade adheres properly to the shrimp.

What can I substitute for soy sauce in the marinade?

If you prefer a substitute for soy sauce, you can use tamari or coconut aminos. Both alternatives will provide a similar umami flavor while being gluten-free options.

How do I know when the shrimp are cooked?

Shrimp are cooked when they turn opaque and just firm. This usually takes about 2 minutes in the pan. Overcooked shrimp can become tough, so it’s essential to watch them closely.

What vegetables can I serve with honey garlic shrimp stir-fry?

Steamed broccoli is a great choice, but you can also serve this dish with other vegetables like snap peas, bell peppers, or carrots. These options add color and additional nutrients to your meal.

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Enjoy a taste of the sea at home with this Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry, featuring succulent shrimp in a mouthwatering marinade, served with rice and broccoli.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cup honey
  • cup soy sauce
  • olive oil for cooking
  • cooked white rice for serving
  • steamed broccoli for serving
  • thinly sliced scallion for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place the shrimp in a resealable bag or medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together the minced garlic, minced ginger, olive oil, honey, and soy sauce to make the marinade.
  • Pour half of the marinade over the shrimp, massaging through the bag or stirring to coat. Reserve the remaining marinade. Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a medium pan over medium heat with some olive oil. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for about 1 minute, then flip.
  • Pour the reserved marinade into the pan and continue cooking until the shrimp are opaque and just firm, about 1 more minute. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
  • Continue cooking the marinade in the pan until it reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the shrimp over cooked white rice with steamed broccoli on the side. Pour the reduced sauce over the shrimp and garnish with thinly sliced scallions. Enjoy!
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