20-Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

Posted: July 5

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

recipe image

20-Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp tells a captivating and delicious story right in its name! It only takes 20 minutes to make, making it a tasty weeknight option for hectic days. The honey garlic butter speaks to the tangy, aromatic, and sweet sauce. And the shrimp is…well, shrimp: mild, sweet, and juicy! 20-Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp, with its seared honey-coated edges, will quickly become a new favorite. It even comes with a homemade mango salsa!


For the shrimp: • 1 1/2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined • kosher salt, to taste • black pepper, to taste • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated • 1 teaspoon dried ginger • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional • 2 jalapeños, seeded if desired and chopped • 4 tablespoons salted butter • 3/4 cup coconut milk • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce • 3 tablespoons honey • zest and juice from 1 lime • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped For the salsa: • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped • 1 jalapeño, seeded if desired and chopped • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil • juice of 1 lime • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped


Step 1

Pat the shrimp dry and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 3

When the oil shimmers, add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Add the garlic, ginger, cayenne, jalapeños, and butter.

Step 4

Continue to cook the shrimp in the butter until the garlic begins to caramelize and turn light golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 5

Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, and the honey, stirring to combine.

Step 6

Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until warmed throughout, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lime juice and zest.

Step 8

Add the cilantro.

Step 9

Combine the mango, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl to make the salsa.

Step 10

Serve the shrimp topped with the salsa.

Explore More Favorites