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Super Easy Teriyaki Shrimp. Tender shrimp sautéed in a homemade teriyaki sauce. Takes less than 15 minutes to make!

Teriyaki shrimp in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Hi guys! It’s Kelley back from Chef Savvy! Today I am sharing this Super Easy Teriyaki Shrimp! A quick and easy appetizer or dinner.

I love making my own teriyaki sauce at home. It’s so much easier to control the sweetness and the salt level. I used the same homemade teriyaki sauce as my Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs and my Teriyaki Baked Salmon.

The teriyaki sauce consists of soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. The sauce gets nice and thick with a simple cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water).

Teriyaki shrimp in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Once the homemade teriyaki sauce is done the shrimp are sauteed in a bit of oil and then tossed in the teriyaki sauce! I love to make extra sauce to serve over rice. Enjoy!

Up close photo of teriyaki shrimp.


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Easy Teriyaki Shrimp

By: Kelley Simmons
Super Easy Teriyaki Shrimp. Tender shrimp sautéed in a homemade teriyaki sauce. Takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined with tails on, if desired
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce It is important to use low sodium. I find regular makes the sauce too salty
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


  • Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, vinegar and sesame oil to a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water.
  • Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.
  • Simmer whisking constantly until sauce has thickened up (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add shrimp and saute until fully cooked.
  • Add teriyaki sauce to the shrimp and stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.


Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 286mgSodium: 1415mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 172mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian American, Chinese, Japanese
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About Kelley Simmons

Kelley is the photographer and chef behind Chef Savvy. She has a background in culinary arts and Kelley has always been a foodie. She loves cooking thai food and exploring new restaurants on the East Coast. She resides in Delaware with her dog daisy.

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