Sesame Honey Shrimp are sweet, sticky, and totally delicious. This one-pan dinner recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and will be a guaranteed hit at the table.

A close up shot of ginger broccoli and sesame honey shrimp in a pan covered with a sticky honey sesame sauce.

Bring on all the sweet, sticky, ridiculously delicious sesame honey shrimp!

This is a crazy easy recipe to make that is similar to honey garlic shrimp but has a splash of sesame oil to make it even more flavorful. They are totally addictive. #truth

All the sesame honey shrimp, please

  • Sticky, sticky, sticky shrimp!
  • That sweet glaze that is just. so. good.
  • The easiest, one-pan dinner ever.
  • Not even joking. In less than 20 minutes, you'll be eating.
  • Meat + veggies = the best kind of dinner ever.
  • But if you don't think so, go ahead and add some rice or cauliflower rice. There'll be extra sauce for you to spoon over top, too.
  • Paleo + gluten-free so we can eat our sticky honey shrimp and feel good about it!
A close up shot of sesame honey shrimp sprinkled with sesame seeds with one shrimp on a fork.

Can we take a moment to stare at that perfect little glazed-covered shrimp? I wish I was picking up that fork right now!

Quick sidebar → That tasty little guy is an Ocean Wise, sustainably-raised prawn. Always make sure you look for the Ocean Wise or MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) logos when you're buying seafood. There are some pretty horrific fishing practices out there and looking for either of those two logos is a quick and easy way to make sure you're not supporting them.

Once you have your ocean happy shrimp in hand, rush back to your kitchen to turn them into sesame honey shrimp!

A fork holding a sesame honey shrimp with some of the sesame honey sauce dripping off the shrimp.

I know that we took a minute for perfect shrimp, but can we take another for that drip of glaze? #want

That is a super simple sauce made from brown butter (yes, you read that right!), honey, soy sauce or paleo-friendly coco aminos, and some garlic and sesame oil.

It is what life is all about.

Here's what it looks like in action …

A spoonful of the delicious sesame honey sauce bring drizzled over a cooked sesame honey prawn.

The other part of this sesame honey shrimp equation is the ginger broccoli. It's sitting on the sidelines because the shrimp really does steal the show. But it's honestly delicious enough to hold its own.

The broccoli is quickly pan-fried in a little oil and a bunch of ginger. The ginger wraps itself around the broccoli and little brown charred marks appear and the heavens sing.

It's ridiculously easy to make and super delicious served beside the shrimp.

Note: if you big-time love sweet flavors, toss the broccoli in the sauce, too. If you have a slightly more grown-up palate (unlike me) serve it on the side.

Sticky sesame honey shrimp in a pan with ginger broccoli.

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Sesame Honey Shrimp are sweet, sticky, and totally delicious. This one-pan dinner recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and will be a guaranteed hit at the table.

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, gluten-free, if needed. Coco aminos for paleo
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1 lb. tail-on shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely minced or ginger paste
  • 1 ½ lb broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces


  • Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. When it turns golden brown (after about 4-5 minutes) add the honey, soy sauce or coco aminos, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic, and chili flakes to the pan and boil for 2 minutes. Pour the sauce into a heat-proof dish.
    3 tablespoons butter, ¼ cup honey, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 3 cloves garlic, 1 pinch chili flakes
  • Add the ginger and broccoli to the pan and let the broccoli cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to soften and brown spots appear, about 5-6 minutes. Remove the broccoli from the pan.
    1 tablespoon fresh ginger, 1 ½ lb broccoli
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and let them cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or just until they turn pink.
    1 lb. tail-on shrimp
  • Push the shrimp to the side and add the broccoli back to the pan and pour the sesame honey sauce over top. Mix together then serve right away.


For a less sweet dish, serve the broccoli on the side rather than mixing it into the sauce.

Pair with steamed basmati rice or cauliflower rice

Perfect basmati rice in a pot.cauliflower rice in a pan with a wooden spoon.
Serving: 1 serving = ¼ of the recipe, Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 1278mg, Potassium: 719mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 1536IU, Vitamin C: 154mg, Calcium: 152mg, Iron: 2mg
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