Honey garlic butter shrimp & broccoli are quick, simple, and always a winner!

A mouthwatering sticky sauce that perfectly coats the prawns. Takes only 20 minutes to prepare, like my 20-minute Garlic Brown Sugar Pork Chops, making it the ideal weekday meal while yet being delectable enough for entertaining.

Honey garlic butter shrimp & broccoli

  • 50 ml of honey
  • Soy sauce, 1/4 cup
  • a teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic, minced
  • A quarter-teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 50 ml of cornstarch
  • Large shrimp weighing 1 pound, skinned, deveined, and optionally with tails removed.
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 2 cups of broccoli, chopped
  • 1/9 cup olive oil
  • pepper; salt


Honey garlic butter shrimp & broccoli

Honey garlic butter shrimp & broccoli

  1. Combine the honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and red pepper in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Add 1/3 of the sauce to the deveined and peeled shrimp in a bowl. Marinate for 30 minutes by tossing.
  3. Mix the cornstarch into the marinade that was left over and set it aside.
  4. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to a high-heat skillet or wok (I use cast iron), broccoli, and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Set aside after removing from the pan.
  5. In the skillet, melt the butter and add the shrimp, removing any marinade. On each side, cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes until they turn pink.
  6. Bring to a simmer and add the remaining sauce. Toss in the broccoli and cook until tender.
  7. Serve with pasta or white rice.
  8. If desired, garnish with green onions. NOTE: I leave the shrimp tails on. It tastes better and looks better. However, you can remove them at any time.


  • For this recipe, I prefer to use giant 16–20 size shrimp, but you could use any size.
  • Typically, when I prepare shrimp, I leave the tails on. has a nice look and adds more flavor.
  • I purchase already deveined frozen shrimp.
  • You can use frozen broccoli; I just use fresh. To prepare them, simply thaw them out first and pat them dry.
  • Make the broccoli bite-sized by cutting it into
  • To ensure consistent cooking, chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.