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10 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

This delicious honey garlic shrimp takes less than 10 minutes to make!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: honey garlic shrimp
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 256kcal


  • 1 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or grated ginger
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 2 green onions for garnish


  • In a medium bowl combine the soy sauce and cornstarch, then add the shrimp and toss to combine. Set aside till needed. (This method is called "velveting" in Chinese cooking and is used to protect delicate meat like shrimp and chicken from drying out during cooking.)
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook minced garlic with ginger for no longer than 30 seconds over medium heat, then add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side depending on the size of the shrimp.
  • Pour in honey and chilli flakes if using, toss to coat the shrimp and take off the heat. Sprinkle with sliced green onions for garnish. Serve over rice or as a starter.



Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1138mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 3mg