Honey and Garlic Shrimp to Spice your Life

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Recipe: #40372

March 22, 2023

"An easy weeknight meal."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (140.2 g)
  • Calories 170.1
  • Total Fat - 5.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 150.4 mg
  • Sodium - 974.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 13.1 g
  • Protein - 16 g
  • Calcium - 67.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Get out a medium bowl and add in honey, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Step 2

On high heat, place some oil in a large skillet and cook shrimp for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add in the butter and garlic.

Step 4

Add the honey mixture.

Step 5

Cover. Simmer for a couple minutes.

Step 6

Serve over pasta, potatoes, or rice.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are firm and smell fresh. Avoid shrimp that have a strong fishy odor.
  • When adding salt, start with a small amount and add more to taste.

  • Substitute honey for agave nectar - Agave nectar is a healthier alternative to honey and has a slightly milder flavor which can help to bring out the flavors of the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Substitute butter for olive oil - Olive oil is a healthier alternative to butter and has a mild flavor that won't overpower the other ingredients in the dish.

Lemon and Dill Shrimp Replace the honey with lemon juice, the soy sauce with white wine, the sesame oil with olive oil, and the red pepper flakes with dill weed. Cook as directed.

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa - A nutritious and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with the flavors of the Honey and Garlic Shrimp. The quinoa is cooked with garlic, onion, bell peppers, and zucchini and is seasoned with oregano, cumin, and paprika for a flavorful and healthy accompaniment to the shrimp.

Roasted Asparagus: Roasted asparagus is a simple and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the Honey and Garlic Shrimp. Asparagus is roasted in a hot oven with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper for a delicious and healthy accompaniment to the shrimp. The asparagus is lightly charred and crispy, adding a nice crunch and contrast to the shrimp.


Q: How much red pepper flakes should I use?

A: I recommend only using 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. You can always add more if you want the dish to be spicier.

Q: What is the best way to store cooked pasta?

A: The best way to store cooked pasta is to place it in an airtight container and refrigerate it. It should be used within 4-5 days.

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Fun facts:

This Honey and Garlic Shrimp dish is a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He often serves it with a side of mashed potatoes.

The combination of honey and garlic has been used in cooking for centuries. It was first recorded in ancient Egypt, where it was used to flavor dishes like roasted meats.