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Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet

Spicy honey garlic shrimp is unquestionably delicious. Pair them with broccoli skillets, and you get an amazing combination of delicious AND healthy! The best of all? This recipe takes only 25 minutes to prepare. 

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

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What Size Shrimp Is Best?

The rule of thumb for measuring the size of shrimp is by the number of individual shrimp in a pound. The smaller the number in a pound, the larger the shrimp. For example, the label 21/25 indicates that there are about 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound.

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

The broad labels such as “colossal” and “jumbo” are used as a general guide. These labels aren't standardized and can vary significantly from seller to seller. Make sure you pay attention to the number of shrimp in a pound.

This recipe calls for 16/25, or larger shrimps, as it is a fast cooking stir-fry recipe, and using larger shrimp will help avoid overcooking. 

How Long Should I Cook The Shrimp?

One of the hallmarks of the cooked shrimps is their pinkish hue with bright red accents. The cooked shrimp lose their translucency and become opaque and white. If shrimp are gray and translucent even after cooking, it generally means they are unfit for eating.

Another sign of cooked shrimp is their shape. The raw shrimp will be straight when you hold it by the tail, while the cooked shrimp will shrink and curl due to the contraction caused by the heat. The cooked shrimp will be ‘C' shaped, and the overcooked shrimp will be ‘O' shaped.

Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Yes, you can use frozen shrimp for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw the shrimp and drain them well before use. You must remove all the excess moisture; otherwise, the shrimp will steam instead of sear.

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp And Broccoli Skillet

Here are the main ingredients you are going to need for the recipe:

For Sauce

1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon sugar-free chili garlic sauce*
2-3 large cloves garlic, finely minced
¼ cup coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce
3 Tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For Skillet 

2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium red or orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
3 cup fresh broccoli florets, chopped small**
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon water

How To Make Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp And Broccoli Skillet

Take all the ingredients for the sauce in a medium-sized bowl and whisk them together until combined. Set the sauce aside.

Set a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add one tablespoon olive oil to it and let it heat. Now add bell pepper and broccoli to the skillet and season it with salt and black pepper to taste. Quickly stir fry the vegetables just until crisp-tender and nicely browned; it takes approximately 3-4 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set them aside.

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

To cook the shrimp, reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining olive oil to the skillet. Add shrimp to the skillet and make sure to spread them into a single layer to avoid overcrowding, or they will steam instead of sear. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper as per your taste. Stir once while cooking until the shrimp is opaque and curl in ‘C' shape; it will take approximately 2 minutes. . Transfer the cooked shrimp to the bowl with sautéed vegetables and set aside.

Now for the sauce, create a slurry by mixing cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Add the sauce to the skillet, followed by the slurry, and cook while stirring frequently. Keep cooking for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens and clings to the spoon. 

Remove the spicy honey garlic sauce from the heat and pour the shrimp and sautéed vegetables into the skillet. Now carefully toss them to combine with the sauce. Once the spicy honey garlic shrimps and broccoli skillets are ready, garnish them with sesame seeds and crushed red pepper flakes!

Tips To Prepare The Best Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

This recipe is easy to prepare, but you will nail this recipe every single time by following a few simple tips.

  1. Pay special attention not to crowd the pan when cooking the shrimp, or they will steam instead of getting caramelized and brown. If required, cook the shrimp in two batches.

2. While using the frozen shrimp, allow them to thaw for 15 minutes until they are soft to touch.

BLUE PLAN: 5 Points

GREEN PLAN: 5 Points

PURPLE PLAN: 5 Points

Serves 6

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Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Skillet


  • Author: Sara
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Ingredients

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Sauce Ingredients:

1 T. sesame oil
1 T. sugar-free chili garlic sauce*
2-3 large cloves garlic, finely minced
¼ c. coconut aminos
3 T. honey
½ t. crushed red pepper flakes

Skillet Ingredients:

2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 medium red or orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
3 c. fresh broccoli florets, chopped small**
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 T. cornstarch
1 T. water


Instructions

Prepare the sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.  

Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and broccoli and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Quickly stir fry the vegetables just until crisp tender and nicely browned, approximately 3-4 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium and add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add shrimp to the skillet and spread into a single layer without overcrowding. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring once, just until the shrimp is opaque and starts to curl, approximately 2 minutes. Do not overcook. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with sautéed vegetables. Set aside.

Create a slurry by combining the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Add the sauce and the slurry to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and clings to a spoon, approximately 2-3 minutes.

Remove from heat and pour the shrimp and sautéed vegetables into the skillet. Carefully toss to combine and garnish with sesame seeds and/or crushed red pepper flakes, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!  

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10

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