Easy, healthy, and on the table in about 30 minutes!
- 1 tablespoon (7g) cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon (15ml) room temperature water
- 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons (42g) honey
- 1/2 cup (120ml) soy sauce
- 1/4 cup (60ml) vinegar (either rice wine or apple cider is great)
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (I use 2)
- 1 and 1/2 lbs medium-large uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined*
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil or olive oil
- 2–3 cups snap peas or any stir-fry veggie
- optional: sesame seeds for garnish
- Make the sauce: Whisk cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. It will be a milky liquid. This is for thickening the sauce. Combine the cornstarch mixture, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and ginger together in a small saucepan over low heat. Allow to simmer while whisking occasionally. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
- Place shrimp into a heat-proof bowl, then pour half of the sauce on top. Give it a stir and set aside for 10 minutes, uncovered at room temperature. If cooking later on, you can marinate the shrimp for up to a day. Keep it covered and refrigerate. (I usually begin cooking rice to have on the side at this point, but that’s optional.)
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the snap peas, then stir and cook until crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the shrimp, then the remaining half of the teriyaki sauce. Stir and cook until shrimp is pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with rice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days.
- Shrimp: You can remove the tail or leave it on. Whatever’s easiest!
Keywords: teriyaki shrimp