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20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp + Weekly Menu

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I’ve been stocking up on shrimp because my 20-month-old is a seafood fanatic. For lunch she just demolished leftover lake perch from our date night out on Friday. She’s pretty alright with salmon, but shrimp? She’s not going to be of any help in keeping grocery costs down!

She may be just like her king crab-loving mother. It’s a shame when your favorite food runs about $20 a pound!

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So, I’ve been stocking up, as I said. I do believe there are 5-6 pounds of raw, frozen, peeled, and deveined shrimp in my freezer at the moment. Gotta buy it while it’s on sale!

As I’ve said before, shrimp not only defrost quickly, but they cook quickly, too. They make for a quick and easy dinner that’s ready in minutes. And especially in the summer months? I want to spend as little time inside making dinner and as much time outside playing after work. All of us are on the same page there. Shea is forever saying, “Outside! Outside!”  There’s a lot more baths going on in summer months than there were in cooler months. As well as more scrapes, bumps, boo-boos, and of course, stains on our clothes.

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This particular recipe was not unlike the lake perch that Shea demolished for lunch today. I was actually regretting not doubling the recipe because if this toddler decides she’s hungry and likes something…watch out!

With the sweet-salty marinade and its ginger + garlic punch, it’s perfect to serve over a simple whole grain like brown rice, or as we did, a garlic quinoa and brown rice combination. And a vegetable, of course. A quick and easy meal, ready in minutes…and packed with flavor!

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5.0 from 6 reviews
20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
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Serves: 4 (4 oz) servings
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  1. Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a medium bowl. Add shrimp, cover, and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 8-12 hours.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add shrimp (not marinade) to the skillet. Cook shrimp on one side until no longer pink, about 1 minute, then flip shrimp over and cook an additional 1 minute; remove shrimp to a plate and cover to keep hot.
  3. Pour the the marinade into the hot skillet and bring to a simmer; cook 2-3 minute or until slightly thickened.
  4. Returned shrimp to the skillet and cook 1 additional minute. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 oz Calories: 218 Fat: 4.3 Carbohydrates: 24.3 Sugar: 23 Sodium: 626 Fiber: 0 Protein: 19.0 Cholesterol: 135
Weekly Menu: June 26th – 30th

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  1. Scoopify
    June 27, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks so delicious. I will definitely try to cook at home for my family.

    June 28, 2016 / 7:19 am

    I’ll try to make this. Thank you for sharing this recipe

    • Sheila
      August 30, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Can I ask why you’d give a recipe 5 stars when you haven’t made it? I don’t mean to sound snarky, but I was trying to figure out how it tasted etc.

  3. Anne Træner
    July 5, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Great recipe! Tried it yesterday and my guests loved it. Thanks for sharing

  4. Kate
    July 11, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Lovley combo of flavours and textures. Great recipe.

  5. Meal Makeover Mom Janice
    July 21, 2016 / 6:24 am

    Can’t wait to try this. My friend just gave me honey from her beehives so it will be perfect!

  6. Carenician
    January 27, 2017 / 9:26 am

    Thanks the recipe. looks so delicious. I will try to cook for my loving wife.

  7. Sarina
    April 4, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Sounds as you found the ideal food dish

  8. Ch Rashid
    January 6, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Great recipe! Tried it yesterday and my guests loved it. Thanks for sharing

  9. startupopinions
    October 21, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Delicious great tip in 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp + Weekly Menu …Thanks

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    August 6, 2019 / 8:28 am

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