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A spoon spooning a honey garlic butter sauce over shrimp in a skillet.

Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

Succulent shrimp marinated in a flavorful honey garlic sauce and cooked to perfection. A quick and easy appetizer or main course!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • cup honey
  • cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound medium or large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter unsalted
  • Sesame seeds and/or chopped fresh parsley optional garnish


  • Whisk together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger powder and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Place the shrimp in a resealable bag and pour about ⅔ of the marinade in the bag.  Refrigerate for a minimum of 15 minutes up to a few hours (refrigerate reserved ⅓ of marinade as well).
  • Remove shrimp from marinade and discard used marinade.  Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat and add shrimp.  Cook, stirring often, until shrimp are pink on both sides and cooked (about 3 to 4 minutes depending on size of shrimp).  Add reserved marinade and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and/or chopped parsley, if desired.