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Teriyaki Shrimp

These shrimp with a homemade teriyaki sauce take just 15 minutes to prepare but is loaded with flavor, making them a tasty and easy weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 228kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • In a small bowl, mix together the say sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, green onions and sesame seed
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes per side or until pink.
  • Remove shrimp from pan and add teriyaki sauce, bringing to a boil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the tablespoon of water and cornstarch until smooth and add to sauce. Simmer for 1-2 minutes or until thick.
  • Return the shrimp to coat evenly with the sauce. Serve over some rice and veggies if desired.


  • Use wild shrimp when possible. It is healthier for you and just tastes better. Frozen shrimp works fine too but just make sure they're thawed before cooking.
  • If you use pre-cooked shrimp, you want to cook just 30 seconds per side so they don't get overcooked.
  • If you don't have fresh ginger, replace with ½ teaspoon of dried ginger.
  • If you like some heat, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Wait until teriyaki sauce has thickened before adding the shrimp.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g