Sticky Sesame Garlic Shrimp

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!

If you love shrimp recipes then be sure to also try:  Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp,  15 minute Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry, or this Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp!

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

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Sesame Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 1693mg71%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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