Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

Here is a delicious, tangy and sweet recipe for all the shrimp lovers out there. Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic can be served with any rice dish, salad, grits, or artisan bread. I use white rice for this shrimp dish so the rich flavors can permeate the entire dish.

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic. (c) Debra Roinestad, The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Honey Lemon Shrimp with Garlic

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb large shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a medium pan.
  • Add shrimps with garlic and ghee.
  • Saute for 1-2 mins. until the shrimps turn slightly brown.
  • Add honey, lemon, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Stir frequently until the shrimps are opaque and the honey lemon sauce thickens.
  • Add parsley and serve immediately.

Also, here is my favorite movie scene about shrimp. 🍤

Shrimp… According To Bubba Gump. From the movie, Forrest Gump, 1994

Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

During the cold winter months, I have been craving shrimp and broccoli. I love the sweet and tangy flavors that would melt into your mouth. I recalled how easier it was to place a phone order from one of the local Chinese restaurants when I lived in New York City.

Please don’t get me wrong, I love living out here in a cabin in the woods. It’s that the restaurants out here are too far away, and they don’t deliver food.

I decided to create my version of shrimp and broccoli. With a little bit of experimentation, I found the right combination of simple ingredients. So far, I have been pleased with the results. This recipe is easy and brings back all the flavors of an elegant Chinese restaurant.


Debra Roinestad
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(c) The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Here is what I used for the Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients for Shrimp and Broccoli. (c) The Comfy cabin, 2022

I am enjoying egg rolls from Feel Good Foods as a side dish. They are gluten free and very delicious!

Chicken Egg Rolls from Feel Good Foods.
photo by: The Comfy Cabin, 2022

Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

The Comfy Cabin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 24 ounces broccoli
  • 1 1/2 lbs medium shrimps
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  • For the sauce: In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, chicken broth, white wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and sweet chili sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add the red peppers and broccoli. Stir for about 5 mins.
  • Remove the veggies and place in a bowl.
  • Add extra olive oil if needed. Add shrimps and stir for 10 mins.
  • Return the vegetables along with the shrimps.
  • Add and stir in the soy sauce mixture.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, or scallions if desired.


Optional: Add mushrooms, snow peas, or water chestnuts if desired.