Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp is quick and easy and a guaranteed hit!
A delicious sticky sauce that coats the shrimp beautifully. Comes together in 20 minutes, like my Garlic Brown Sugar Pork Chops which makes it the perfect weeknight meal, but yet delicious enough for entertaining.
You only need a few ingredients for this recipe that you probably already have in your pantry. Honestly, this is one easy recipe.
Remove the tails or not?
I like to cook shrimp with the tail on, especially the large or jumbo shrimp. Not only does it add more flavor, but the shrimp doesn't curl up as much which gives it a prettier finished look.
Tips for making honey butter garlic shrimp
- I like to use jumbo 16/20 size shrimp for this recipe, but you could use any size really.
- I leave the tails on when I make shrimp usually. Adds extra flavor and has a pretty presentation.
- I buy frozen shrimp already deveined.
- I use fresh broccoli, but you can use frozen. Just make sure to thaw them first and pat them dry before cooking.
- Cut the broccoli into bite-size pieces so they cook evenly.
Items I used to make this recipe!
Cast Iron Skillet
Cast Iron Wok
More quick and easy shrimp recipes:
- Cajun Shrimp Avocado Tostadas
- Spicy Shrimp Ramen Bowls
- Crispy Shrimp Tacos
- Shrimp with Hot Garlic Sauce
- Spicy Cajun Shrimp Fajitas
- Crispy Fried Coconut Shrimp
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Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp & Broccoli
Honey garlic butter shrimp is quick and easy and a guaranteed hit!
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed if desired
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt pepper
- In a small bowl add the honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper, and mix until combined.
- Place the peeled and deveined shrimp into a bowl and add 1/3 of the sauce. Toss and marinate for 30 minutes.
- Whisk in the cornstarch to the reserved marinade and set aside.
- Heat a skillet (I use cast iron) or wok on high heat, add olive oil and broccoli, salt and pepper and cook 5-6 minutes just until soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add the butter to the skillet and add shrimp discarding any marinade. Cook until the shrimp turns pink about 2 minutes on each side.
- Add in the reserved sauce and bring to a simmer. Add in the broccoli and toss until heated through.
- Serve with white rice or pasta.
- Garnish with green onions if desired.
I leave the shrimp tails on. It adds more flavor and looks prettier. But you can remove them if you want.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 370Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 255mgSodium 2175mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 3gSugar 36gProtein 30g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on butteryourbiscuit.com should only be used as a general guideline.
The Best! This will be on top of my list to cook again. I'm always looking for recipes that I can cook and have leftovers for the next day since I am the only person in my house.
Love love love it!!!
Love this recipe!!! So delicious, thank you for sharing. I no longer need to order take out.
Yes tamari will work great 🙂
Will the exchange of tamari for soy sauce work? Looks really good.
can I use already cooked shrimp?
It sounds like you have your burner up to high. If it's burning or overcooking it needs to be turned down. All ovens and stoves will cook slightly different.
Not sure how you avoid burning the raw broccoli in a skillet over high heat for 5-6 minutes with just a little olive oil. I think I'll steam the broccoli first next time.
And the shrimp get way overcooked here. 4 minutes + simmer time with the broccoli = tough shrimp.
Last thing for me is it's a little overly sweet, less honey next time.
But with a few adjustments this can be a really tasty, quick and easy meal!
Yay! So happy to hear that 🙂
I made this tonight for supper. Me and my family loved it!
Woohoo Tricia so happy your family loved it 🙂