This 10-Minute Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe is a quick and easy seafood takeout dinner that's healthy and delicious! Saute shrimp with easy homemade teriyaki sauce and serve with rice and steamed broccoli.
Why You'll Love This Dish
Teriyaki sauce gets a lot of use around here. I make my Quick Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls very often and my Easy Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is always requested. It's time for a seafood version! I've been asked many times for a shrimp version and here it is. It's quick, easy, and super tasty!
This 10-Minute Teriyaki Shrimp recipe is the perfect idea for a busy weeknight when you want something healthy and easy. Serve with fluffy rice and steamed broccoli.
- shrimp - Use the largest shrimp you can buy. Don't use popcorn shrimp or small shrimp. Once cooked, they are less than bite-size. Use cleaned shrimp to save yourself time.
- oil - I use olive oil or sesame oil. Just keep in mind that sesame oil is very potent so you only need a little bit.
- teriyaki sauce - I always have my homemade teriyaki sauce on hand. In the recipe below, I listed all ingredients you need to make it easily from scratch. But if you have a store-bought sauce, by all means, use that. It makes the prep even faster!
How to make teriyaki shrimp?
- Start by peeling and deveining shrimp.
- Next, whisk all of the sauce ingredients into a 1-cup measuring cup and keep it next to the stove, ready to go. The shrimp cook really fast (2 to 3 minutes per side) so it's best to have the sauce mix ready. You can also make my homemade teriyaki sauce and add it to cooked shrimp and heat everything up.
- Cook shrimp in olive oil until pink, then add the sauce. Serve this dish with rice or noodles and steamed vegetables, like broccoli.
Raw shrimp vs. cooked shrimp:
You can use both kinds of shrimp in this recipe. However, raw shrimp (sold frozen in bags or at the seafood counter), tastes better. You need to peel it and devein it, and I will be honest and say, it's not my favorite thing to do in the kitchen. I always pawn it onto my Hubby. If using cooked shrimp, prepare according to the instructions on the package. Add sauce and simmer all together.
- stir fry - all you need to do is add vegetables to the skillet and cook before the shrimp, then toss everything together with the sauce.
- foil packs - add pineapple to the mix and cook this teriyaki shrimp in foil.
- sheet pan - cook shrimp with pineapple and peas on a sheet pan for an even easier dinner. Only one pan to clean!
What to serve with teriyaki shrimp?
I like to serve this Teriyaki Shrimp rice bowl style, along with my perfect fluffy rice and steamed broccoli. It's always a hit here! If you want to skip the rice and make a low-carb side dish, try cauliflower rice or lettuce wraps. I like to garnish the finished dish with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
You can also use this shrimp to make a simple stir fry! Just add veggies, like broccoli, carrot sticks, onion, cabbage, etc.
Absolutely! Go for deveined and peeled shrimp. It will save you work and time. Thaw the shrimp in the fridge, pull the tails off, and run under tap water. Pat with a paper towel before cooking.
That is actually a great idea! Place the raw shrimp in a baking dish and pour the teriyaki sauce over it. Stir to coat. Pop into an oven set to 350 degrees F oven and bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
Shrimp cook really quickly. As soon as you see them turn pink, flip them over on the other side and cook for 1 or 2 minutes. Don't overcook or they will be rubbery.
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10-Minute Teriyaki Shrimp recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb medium or large shrimp peeled and deveined
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
for the sauce:
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon sesame oil optional
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger optional
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- toasted sesame seeds optional
- chopped green onions
- In a measuring cup, whisk all of the sauce ingredients. Set aside, close to the stove.¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, ¼ cup packed brown sugar, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, ¼ teaspoon sesame oil, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water
- Heat up oil in a large skillet. Add shrimp in a single layer, season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, 2 to 3 minutes per side.1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 lb medium or large shrimp, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Pour sauce mixture over shrimp and cook on medium low heat until the sauce thickens.
- Remove from heat.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions
- Serve with rice or noodles and steamed vegetables, like broccoli.
- All of the optional ingredients are not necessary but are recommended for added flavor.
- The calorie count does not include rice and broccoli.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.