Honey Garlic Shrimp

The other day, we were eating out at a restaurant when I came across a selection on the menu – Honey Garlic Shrimp.

Now, I’m usually not one to be drawn to shrimp (more of a fish person), but for whatever reason, the thought of honey and garlic infused in an Asian style stir fry really sounded good!

But there was one problem…the honey, not to mention half the dish was covered in white rice.

Honey garlic marinated shrimp served over a bed of rice topped with chili pepper and scallions.

So when I got home, I was determined to make this dish Honey Garlic Shrimp so I wouldn’t have FOMO (fear of missing out)!

After experimenting with a couple variations, we came up with a recipe that we both liked and will be sharing it today here on LCA!

It’s actually quite easy to make and packed with some serious flavors!

Honey garlic marinated shrimp served over a bed of rice topped with chili pepper and scallions, top down shot.

So we start with making the honey garlic marinade that consists of Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, Xanthan Gum, Soy Sauce, Togarashi/red pepper, Sesame Oil, ginger and garlic and let the shrimp sit in that for 15 minutes of so.

In the meantime, we simply pop some cauliflower rice into the microwave and heat that up.

And once the shrimp is done marinating, we fry pan it and serve it over the rice!  We chose rice but it would be awesome over some vegetables as well!  Hope you guys enjoy this Honey Garlic Shrimp!

Honey garlic marinated shrimp served over a bed of rice topped with chili pepper and scallions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Now, let’s get making this Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Marinate Time 15M
  • Cooking Time 5M
  • Total Time 25M
  • Net Carb/Serving ~5g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1/2lb of Shrimps (tail on)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi (can substitute with red cayenne pepper)
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp Almonds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil

Rice

  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)

Honey Sauce (sub with 1 tbsp of real honey if preferred)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Prepare and peel shrimps as needed.

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3) Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into a large mixing bowl.

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4) Grind ginger with a grinder and place into the large mixing bowl.

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5) Add Soy Sauce, pinch of Togarashi and 1 tsp Sesame Oil into the large mixing bowl.

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6) In a small Teflon fry pan, add 1 tbsp of sweetener, 2 tbsp water and optional Xanthan Gum, bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce to low and let it simmer for 30 seconds. Once 30 seconds has passed, combine honey syrup into the large mixing bowl and mix well. Add shrimp into the large mixing bowl, toss and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

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7) In the meantime, finely chop green onions and set aside.

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8) Optional step of you are using almonds – if you have pre-sliced or pre-crushed almonds, you can skip this step. If you have whole almonds, put almonds in a food processor and pulse until almonds are in smaller pieces and set aside.

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9) Prepare cauliflower rice in your preferred manner (we just heated it in the microwave for 4 minutes with wet paper towel cover). Transfer to serving plate. Note – if using traditional rice, skip this set and serve directly to a plate or bowl.

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10) Once 15 minutes has passed, add neutral cooking oil in a large Teflon fry pan and bring up to temperature. Once up to temp, reduce to medium heat, add shrimp along with marinade, stir well and cook until meat is no longer transparent, around 3-5 minutes.

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11) Once shrimp is cooked, toss in green onions, mix for 10 seconds and transfer to serving plate with rice. Drizzle extra sauce on top and sprinkle optional almonds and togarashi to taste.

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Hope you enjoy your Honey Garlic Shrimp!

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Honey garlic marinated shrimp served over a bed of rice topped with chili pepper and scallions.

Honey Garlic Shrimp

This Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe is a simple yet flavor packed stir fry that'll make for a great lunch or dinner!
4.72 from 7 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian shrimp marinade, honey garlic shrimp recipe, honey garlic shrimp stir fry, low carb honey substitute
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinate: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 451kcal

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1/2 lb Shrimps tail on
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi can substitute with chili powder
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp Almonds optional
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil

Rice

  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice

Honey Sauce (sub with 1 tbsp of real honey if preferred)

  • 1 tbsp Sweetener Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1/16 tsp Xanthan Gum optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (1)
  • Prepare and peel shrimps as needed.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (14)
  • Grind garlic with a grinder or garlic press and place into a large mixing bowl.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (20)
  • Grind ginger with a grinder and place into the large mixing bowl.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (21)
  • Add Soy Sauce, pinch of Togarashi and 1 tsp Sesame Oil into the large mixing bowl.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (6)
  • In a small Teflon fry pan, add 1 tbsp of sweetener, 2 tbsp water and optional Xanthan Gum, bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce to low and let it simmer for 30 seconds. Once 30 seconds has passed, combine honey syrup into the large mixing bowl and mix well. Add shrimp into the large mixing bowl, toss and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes. Note - if using real honey, add directly into the mixing bowl.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (13)
  • In the meantime, finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • Optional step of you are using almonds - if you have pre-sliced or pre-crushed almonds, you can skip this step. If you have whole almonds, put almonds in a food processor and pulse until almonds are in smaller pieces and set aside.
    Mom's Japanese Cabbage Salad Recipe (4)
  • Prepare cauliflower rice in your preferred manner (we just heated it in the microwave for 4 minutes with a wet paper towel cover). Transfer to a serving plate. Note - if using traditional rice, skip this set and serve directly to a plate or bowl.
    Keto Honey Shrimp Recipe (7)
  • Once 15 minutes have passed, add neutral cooking oil to a large Teflon fry pan and bring up to temperature. Once up to temp, reduce to medium heat, add shrimp along with the marinade, stir well and cook until meat is no longer transparent, around 3-5 minutes.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (26)
  • Once shrimp is cooked, toss in green onions, mix for 10 seconds and transfer to a serving plate with rice. Drizzle extra sauce on top and sprinkle optional almonds and togarashi to taste.
    Keto Honey Garlic Shrimp (27)

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Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 453mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Aileen Gonzales

    Oh my word! As a fellow lowcarbing Asian, I would just like to say, THANK YOU!! I discovered this recipe after needing a low carb honey garlic sauce (I had made one prior but used actual honey and we both know it’s all carbs/sugar). I didn’t have any ginger on hand but was so excited to try the recipe I made it without it anyways and I’m sure added, it makes the sauce taste even better. I also added about another 1.5-2 tsp of Swerve since I wanted it to taste a little sweeter and the addition of Xanthum really helped with the texture of the sauce (made it kind of gooey) so for fellow cookers, I suggest you add this if you can. I’ve only recently just discovered this blog, so I’m excited to see what else I can try. Cheers!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Aileen! Welcome to LCA and glad you found us! Hope you find many other recipes on here that you enjoy!

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