While it may sound like a plain, generic item you see on a menu at the food court at the mall, honey-garlic shrimp is actually one of the most exciting and delicious garlic shrimp recipes I know. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory while still packing a substantial garlic punch, plus it's extremely fast and simple to make. This recipe uses half the honey that typical recipes use and allows the natural sweetness of the shrimp to shine through. Serve over hot cooked rice or the starchy base of your choice such as noodles.
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Use any mild-flavored honey you want.
You can marinate the shrimp for longer than an hour, but you have to be careful because the salt in the soy sauce will eventually start to cure the shrimp and change its texture. Ideally, don't marinate longer than 1 hour.
If you want a thinner sauce, you can thin out the glaze with water, stock, or broth.
This makes 2 large portions or 4 smaller portions.