Sticky Sesame Garlic Shrimp is coated in the most amazing sticky Asian sauce and topped with green onions and sesame seeds! This is a quick and easy 30-minute meal that you will make again and again!
School is OUT for summer!! I totally was the mom to take the pictures of the first and last day of school. Now four kids later and a busy life, I didn’t even make them go to the last day! ? I am so glad they are done for the summer. Right now we have a lot of fun things planned and camps coming up to keep us busy. Now we can start the count down until school starts. ?
I still try to feed my kids in the summer despite the craziness, so easy meals are a must for me. Shrimp recipes are so great because they are ready in no time at all and shrimp takes just minutes to cook. When you add a sticky asian inspired sauce, it is shrimp perfection!
How do you make Sticky Sesame Garlic Shrimp?
- Prepare the marinade and add the shrimp to a bowl and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Add a Tablespoon of oil to a medium-sized skillet and heat to medium-high heat. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until pink. Remove shrimp and set aside on plate.
- Add the marinade to the skillet and simmer until it starts to thicken and turn into a syrup. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss to coat. Serve over rice with green onions and sesame seeds.
How long do you cook shrimp in the skillet?
Add 1 Tablespoon of oil to a medium sized skillet and cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until pink.
Can you overcook shrimp?
The exterior of the shrimp should be pink with red tails and the flesh is slightly opaque and a little “white” in color. If it is too bright white in color, then the shrimp may be overcooked.
Sticky Sesame Garlic Shrimp
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
- Chopped green onion and sesame seeds for garnish if desired
In a large bowl add shrimp, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, and 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Stir until mixed and shrimp is coated evenly. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
In a medium-sized skillet at 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Over medium-high heat remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and add to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp is pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside on a plate.
Add the marinade to the skillet and let it simmer until it is thick and looks like a syrup. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss in the sauce. Serve with chopped green onions and sesame seeds if desired.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.