20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Summer meals are fun because of all the fresh produce available. Because the weather is hot, I am always looking for new light meals to make. I have a good seafood market nearby and I love to buy gulf shrimp because I love the tender yet snappy texture. Sweet and tangy, these snappy flavorful shrimp made with a sauce made with honey, soy, garlic and ginger are awesome. Pair rice, angel hair or even a bed of greens and some fresh broccoli to make the perfect summer meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • chopped green onion for garnish

Directions

  • Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl.
  • 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 15 minutes 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.)
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) 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.
  • 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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