20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp

20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp. Made with a homemade teriyaki sauce! A super easy meal for a busy weeknight!

20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp

This 20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal. It comes together in minutes and is so delicious!

I start by making a quick homemade teriyaki sauce. It’s much easier to make this at home and control the salt and sugar levels. I used the same homemade teriyaki sauce as my Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs and my Teriyaki Baked Salmon.

For the homemade teriyaki sauce I combine soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic and brown sugar. The sauce gets nice and thick with a simple cornstarch slurry (1 teaspoon cornstarch + 1 tablespoon cold water).

Serve this 20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp with a side of steamed veggies and rice to make it a meal! These would also make an awesome appetizer! Enjoy!

20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp. Made with a homemade teriyaki sauce! A super easy meal for a busy weeknight!

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce It is important to use low sodium. I find regular makes the sauce too salty
  • cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined with tails off or on, if desired
  • green onions for garnish if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions

  1. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, vinegar and sesame oil to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and water.
  4. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.
  5. Simmer whisking constantly until sauce has thickened up, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  7. Add shrimp and saute until fully cooked.
  8. Add teriyaki sauce to the shrimp and toss to coat.
  9. Serve immediately with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.

 

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