5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp

5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp | simplywhisked.com

Sometimes life makes things a little hard for you and you just have to make the best of things, and sometimes you’re so busy having a great day, that you just don’t have time to cook. I think I’m having one of those days today. The bad one, not the fun, busy one. I haven’t quite resigned myself to a “bad” day yet though. I’m holding on to optimism that tonight’s girls night/friends’ birthday celebration will turn things around. Only time will tell.

Anyway, it’s days like these when you need a quick, tasty meal that doesn’t pack a lot of calories. This recipe is absolutely perfect for that. I’ve made a simple recipe of honey garlic shrimp with only 5 ingredients – the kind you probably do and definitely should have in your pantry.

More shrimp recipes: cilantro lime shrimp with coconut ricegrilled cilantro pesto shrimp skewers / easy shrimp salad / 5 ingredient honey garlic shrimp

5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp | simplywhisked.com

I served my shrimp with some jasmine rice and some zucchini noodles, which I sautéd for about 2 minutes in the same pan as the shrimp after I removed it. It’s a quick, healthy and easy meal. What more could you ask for?

Oh, and don’t forget to top it with some sesame seeds to make it pretty.

5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp | simplywhisked.com

5 Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together ginger, garlic, honey and soy sauce. Add shrimp and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes – 1 hour before cooking.
  2. Remove shrimp from marinade and sauté in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, about 1 minute per side.
  3. Add remaining marinade and bring to a strong simmer. Let cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat.


Recipe adapted from The Cooking Jar.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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  • Reply
    larry henrickson,Jr.
    August 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Is there another ingedient in the picture that you did not post? Looks perhaps like zucchini. Want to give it a try. Looks sooo- good!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      August 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

      I served it with zucchini noodles. You could serve it with those or really anything you want – rice, noodles, vegetables, etc.

  • Reply
    Judy Csmpo
    August 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    What a delicious recipe.! An easy meal for 2 servings!
    I served it with zucchini spaghetti. The only change I made was because of what I had on hand which was ground ginger & less sodium soy sauce. Wow! I will make this for guests & use fresh ginger. Thanks for such a treat!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      August 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks so much! I am really glad you liked it, and I love the idea of adding ginger. It sounds delicious.

  • Reply
    Tee Mitch
    August 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Made it last night for dinner. Really GOOD, EASY and Quick! I love sauce over my rice so next time I will double the ingredients for the marinade.

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      August 12, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks for the review! I love hearing that you liked the recipe. Extra sauce is always a good idea!

  • Reply
    April 10, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Sounds fantastic,can’t wait to try it ! Thanks for great ideas.

  • Reply
    Kelly K
    April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Delicious. I added green onion in the marinade and topped on zucchini noodles. Love this dish!

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