“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.” – Forrest Gump
MARINATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Honey Garlic Shrimp! I have to be honest… I used to hate honey! (Thanks mom for traumatizing me as a child!) Now I am starting to love and appreciate it! This honey garlic shrimp recipe is easy and delicious! It literally takes 3 minutes to cook but you need more time so that you can marinate the shrimp. I marinated the shrimp for about 20 minutes but honestly I wish I had done it longer!
This honey garlic shrimp recipe is low cal, low fat and high protein! It packs 38g protein, 3g fat, 40g carbs (this can be modified by eating less quinoa), and only 300 calories!
Prepare the shrimp in advance by throwing them in the marinade the morning before you want to eat. While the shrimp is marinating/cooking make the broccoli and quinoa! The shrimp only takes a couple minutes to cook so be sure to have everything else prepared! Do not overcook the shrimp. It will get hard and rubbery. (pro tip – no one likes hard, rubbery shrimp!). After you are done cooking the shrimp put them in a tupperware and add the remaining marinade. Make sure to pour some of that goodness over your bowl! If you run out, just make more!
WHERE TO BUY
I buy most of the items in this recipe at Trader Joe’s! I get my olive oil, broccoli, honey, soy sauce, green onions and quinoa there. The shrimp I buy at the local market however you could get it at Costco!
This recipe is easily made gluten-free by using Tamari or Gluten-free Soy Sauce (click here to view). Everything else in this recipe is Gluten-free so that is all you have to alter!
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup low sodium Soy sauce or Tamari
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 lb uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- chopped green onion
Peel and devein the shrimp.
in a small mixing bowl, whisk honey, soy sauce and garlic.
place shrimp in a small-medium Tupperware and cover with half of the sauce. Stir. cover tupperware and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes so the shrimp marinates. (the longer the better!) set remaining sauce aside.
while the shrimp is marinating, make the quinoa according to package instructions and microwave or saute the broccoli.
In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds. Add shrimp to skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through.
put shrimp aside in a tupperware and top with remaining sauce. Serve with quinoa and broccoli. Use some of the sauce over the entire dish. Top with green onions and enjoy!