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Juicy large shrimp simmered in a homemade sauce made with soy sauce, Sriracha, honey, and rice wine vinegar, and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.
4.92 from 12 votes

Spicy Honey Sriracha Shrimp

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 346kcal


For the Shrimp

  • 2 pounds raw shrimp peeled and deveined, with tail on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sesame seeds for garnish

For the Honey Sriracha Sauce


  • 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.


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. 
  • 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).


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 2524mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 5mg
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