Sweet and Spicy Honey Sriracha Shrimp – better tasting and faster than takeout, this easy and delicious shrimp recipe is made with simple ingredients including jumbo shrimp, fresh garlic, sweet honey, and spicy sriracha sauce.
Shrimp with Honey Siracha Sauce
Shrimp will forever be my favorite weeknight dinner.
From a simple shrimp stir fry to healthy, pre-marinated shrimp perfect for outdoor grilling, it is the easiest thing to cook when you’re in a rush.
And since life feels especially busy/strange/overwhelming at the moment, I would like to take a minute to thank this weeknight life-saver for always being,
- and delicious
Anyway, today we’re making this spicy shrimp skillet with a homemade honey sriracha sauce. Bold and flavorful, everyone will love this easy dinner recipe.
Feel free to thread the shrimp through wooden skewers, bbq, and enjoy as a yummy summer appetizer, or serve it with your favorite veggies like asparagus, bell pepper, or broccoli for a delicious low-carb meal.
If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, simply cut back on the sriracha and add extra honey or soy sauce. Alright, let’s get to it!
What You’ll Need
- raw shrimp
- olive oil
- soy sauce
- rice wine vinegar
- garlic cloves
What is sake (saké)? Sake is an alcoholic beverage popular throughout Japan (it is often referred to as Japanese rice wine). It is made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Sake may, or may not be gluten-free. Always double check before consuming if you’re sensitive to gluten.
- TIP: Since sake is a somewhat random ingredient and not often found in many people’s homes, feel free to substitute it with water, chicken broth, or leave it out altogether. You may also substitute it with Shaoxing wine (aka Chinese cooking wine).
How spicy is sriracha sauce? This varies from one person to another. In general, if you’re sensitive to mildly spicy foods, then you will likely find sriracha to be rather hot. Start with less and add more, as needed, or balance the heat with additional honey and soy sauce.
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If you try making this Spicy 15 Minute Honey Sriracha Shrimp Recipe, please leave me a comment and let me know! I always love to hear your thoughts.
Spicy Honey Sriracha Shrimp
For the Shrimp
- Peel and devein the shrimp. I prefer to leave the tails on, but feel free to remove the tails if preferred. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer (you may need to cook them in two batches) and cook for approximately 3 minutes, then flip and continue to cook the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes.
- While the shrimp is cooking, mix together the lime juice, saké, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Sriracha, honey, and minced garlic.
- Remove the cooked shrimp to a clean plate and set aside.
- Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Deglaze and charred or stuck-on bits with a splash of saké (or soy sauce/rice wine vinegar). Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to simmer.
- Allow the sauce to simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
- Return the shrimp to the skillet, mix well to coat in sauce, and cook for 1-minute.
- Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds, crushed red pepper, and green onions, if desired. Serve with a side of white rice, brown rice, grilled or roasted veggies, and lime wedges.
- NOTE: Since sake is a somewhat random ingredient and not often found in many people's homes, feel free to substitute it with water, chicken broth, or leave it out altogether. You may also substitute it with Shaoxing wine (aka Chinese cooking wine).
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)