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Hey there, seafood lovers! Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with an amazingly quick and super tasty recipe – Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry! This dish is the perfect blend of sweet, garlicky goodness that’ll leave you licking your fingers and asking for more.

It’s straightforward to whip up, making it ideal for those busy weeknights, but it’s also fancy enough to impress your weekend dinner guests.

So, what’s in store for you? Well, we’ll walk you through how to marinate and cook your shrimp to perfection, and create that irresistible honey garlic sauce.

By the end, you’ll have a mouthwatering dish that pairs beautifully with rice or noodles, and a new favorite in your culinary repertoire.

Let’s dive into the delicious world of honey garlic shrimp together!

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry – A Match Made in Seafood Heaven!

There’s something about the combination of honey and garlic that just works perfectly with shrimp. The sweetness of the honey balances out the sharpness of the garlic, creating a flavor explosion in every bite. And when you add some tender broccoli into the mix, it takes this dish to a whole new level.

But besides being incredibly delicious, this honey garlic shrimp and broccoli stir fry is also a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Shrimp is low in calories but packed with nutrients like selenium, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids. And broccoli is a powerhouse of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber and antioxidants.

What are the ingredients

Below are the ingredients to make this recipe.

The sauce includes:

  • Sesame oil, adding a touch of richness and enhancing the overall taste.
  • Chili garlic sauce, a flavorful addition that brings a spicy twist to the dish.
  • Garlic, a key ingredient known for deepening the flavor profile.
  • Tamari or coconut aminos, for an umami taste that brings depth to the sauce.
  • Local honey, sweetening the sauce and balancing the flavors perfectly.
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, adding a hint of heat to excite your taste buds.

Our Stir-Fry Ingredients include:

  • Olive oil, the cooking base that ensures the vegetables and shrimp are nicely sautéed.
  • Red bell pepper, adding a hint of sweetness and a pop of color to the dish.
  • Broccoli florets, adding texture and a healthy touch with its nutrients.
  • Jumbo shrimp, the star of the dish providing a generous source of protein.
  • Cornstarch mixed with water, the key to a well-thickened sauce.
  • Sea salt and pepper, enhancing the overall taste and awakening your palate.

How to Make Honey Garlic Shrimp Fry

Now that you have gathered your ingredients below are the steps to make this delicious stir fry:

  1. Start by preparing the sauce. Grab a large bowl and mix together 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of sugar-free chili garlic sauce, 2-3 large cloves of minced garlic, a quarter of a cup of tamari or coconut aminos, 3 tablespoons of honey, and 1/2 a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Once combined, pop it to one side.
  1. Heat a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Now’s the time to add in your vegetables. Toss in a medium-sized, thin-sliced red or orange bell pepper and 3 cups of finely chopped fresh broccoli florets into the skillet. Season with sea salt and black pepper to your liking.
  3. Give the veggies a quick stir fry until they’re just tender and nicely browned. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Transfer the stir-fried vegetables to a bowl, taking care not to leave any behind.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet.
  6. Next, add 1 lb. of peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp into the skillet, spreading them out into a single layer. This will help them cook evenly. Season with salt and pepper as you like.
  7. Cook the shrimp for about 2 minutes, just until they turn opaque and start to curl. Remember not to overcook them.
  8. Once cooked, move the shrimp to the bowl with the sautéed vegetables.
  9. Create a slurry by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl.
  10. Add this slurry and the sauce you made earlier to the same skillet you used for the shrimp and veggies. Cook this mixture, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and sticks to a spoon, around 2-3 minutes.
  11. With the heat off, pour the shrimp and sautéed vegetables back into the skillet.
  12. Toss everything together, being careful not to break the shrimp. Add sesame seeds or crushed red pepper flakes on top if you like that extra kick of flavor!
  13. Voila! Your Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is ready to be served. Enjoy this delicious dish with a side of steamed rice or quinoa, rice noodles, vegetable medley, steamed green beans, sautéed spinach and garlic, or sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, or snap peas with ginger.

Recipe Tips and Customization Ideas

  • For a vegetarian option, substitute the shrimp with tofu or your favorite protein alternative.
  • If you’re not a fan of spicy food, you can omit the chili garlic sauce and replace it with 1 teaspoon of minced ginger for an extra kick.
  • To make this dish gluten-free, use tamari instead of soy sauce.
  • You can also add other vegetables like sliced mushrooms, snow peas, or carrots for more variety and nutrition.
  • For a heartier meal, serve this stir fry over a bed of rice or noodles. Extra sauce can also be drizzled on top for added flavor.
  • If you prefer a sweeter taste, add an extra tablespoon of honey to the sauce mixture.
  • To make this dish even healthier, use a sugar-free honey substitute or reduce the amount of honey used.
Yield: 4-6 servings

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

This 30-minute seafood recipe is packed with flavor and will fill you up! It's a satisfying one-dish meal on its own, or it can be served over rice for an even more substantial dinner.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Sauce Ingredients

Skillet Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium red or orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
  • 3 c. fresh broccoli florets, chopped small**
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 1 T. water


    1. Prepare the sauce by whisking all ingredients together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.  
    2. Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and broccoli and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Quickly stir fry the vegetables just until crisp-tender and nicely browned, approximately 3-4 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
    3. Reduce heat to medium and add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add shrimp to the skillet and spread into a single layer without overcrowding. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring once, just until the shrimp is opaque and starts to curl, approximately 2 minutes. Do not overcook. Transfer shrimp to the bowl with sautéed vegetables. Set aside.
    4. Create a slurry by combining the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Add the sauce and the slurry to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and clings to a spoon, approximately 2-3 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and pour the shrimp and sautéed vegetables into the skillet. Carefully toss to combine and garnish with sesame seeds and/or crushed red pepper flakes, if desired, before serving. Enjoy!  


*Available in most large grocery stores. Also available online at Amazon: Chili garlic sauce

**Can use frozen broccoli that has been thawed, but it will not be as crisp tender after cooking.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 2249mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 31g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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What to Serve with Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli

  • steamed rice or quinoa
  • rice noodles
  • vegetable medley of your choice, such as carrots and snow peas
  • steamed green beans
  • sautéed spinach and garlic
  • sautéed mushrooms, asparagus, or snap peas with ginger

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