20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined1
  • optional: chopped green onion for garnish


Directions:

  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl.
  2.  Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for quarter-hour or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steamed broccoli and microwaved some quick brown rice.)
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade2.) Cook shrimp on one side until no longer pink-- about 45 seconds-- then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggies on the side.

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