20 Minute Teriyaki Shrimp

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!


  • 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


  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.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: 20 Minute Meal, Easy Weeknight Dinner, Homemade teriyaki sauce, Seafood, Teriyaki Shrimp