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

Sticky Honey Garlic Prawns with Ginger Broccoli

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


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.



  • 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 garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • A pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 lb. tail-on shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 1 ½ lb broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Ad the shrimp to the pan and let them cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or just until they turn pink.
  4. 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.