Spicy Garlic Ginger Shrimp

Spicy garlic ginger shrimp recipe that is quick and easy to make at home.

Most of you reading this post probably don’t know me from my old blog, The Fitchen. But before I started this new little project, that’s where I was cooking, blogging, and taking pictures from 2012-2020. A few *major life changes* happened in 2020 (to say the least), so I took some time off.

As I’m gradually building this new site, I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite old recipes from The Fitchen. Giving them a little revamp and some fresh life. This spicy garlic ginger shrimp is one of those recipes. It’s been one of my favorites since the very first time I tested it. Every once in a while, you just knock one out of the park. 😉

Spicy garlic ginger shrimp recipe that is quick and easy to make at home.

What’s So Special About This Spicy Garlic Ginger Shrimp?

I’m a big seafood girly. You’ll find that out soon enough if you stick around for any time at all. I don’t think I can pick one “favorite” type of seafood, but it’s definitely my favorite to cook at home. This marinade will absolutely knock your socks off and make a shrimp lover out of anyone.

The only way you can mess this up is by overcooking it. All we need is a quick kiss in the skillet on both sides. Then we’re enjoying the juicy, tender spicy garlic ginger shrimp of your dreams. This is the kind of thing you may or may not eat directly out of the pan.

Spicy garlic ginger shrimp recipe that is quick and easy to make at home.

We’re Making This On Repeat All Summer…

No one likes to spend a ton of time in the kitchen when it’s beautiful outside. So I keep a few reliable recipes in my back pocket for days such as that. And this spicy garlic ginger shrimp is one of the winners. It’s on the table in under 20 minutes, whether you cook inside or on the grill. I genuinely can’t choose between which way I prefer to cook/eat it. The shrimp is unbeatable either way.

Enjoy it by itself as an appetizer, serve it with some tender-crisp veggies, or over a bed of rice. And be ready to add it to your weekly roster – it’s addicting.

When you try this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

Spicy Garlic Ginger Shrimp

This spicy garlic ginger shrimp recipe is marinaded and on the table in under 20 minutes. It's tender, juicy, succulent shrimp perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup green onion finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch knob of ginger freshly grated
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Optional for garnish: lime sesame seeds, fresh green onion


  • Prepare the Marinade: In a mixing bowl, combine the minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, honey, and red pepper flakes. Stir these together to form a flavorful marinade that will infuse the shrimp with spicy, tangy, and sweet notes.
  • Marinate the Shrimp: Toss the shrimp in the marinade and let them sit for at least 10 minutes. This short marination time is enough to let the flavors meld without overpowering the delicate shrimp.
  • Cook The Shrimp: Heat olive oil to medium-high in a large skillet. Once hot, add the marinated shrimp, discarding any excess marinade. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and cooked through. Be careful not to overcook to keep them juicy and tender.
  • Garnish and Serve: Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Garnish with fresh green olives, sesame seeds, or lime juice. Enjoy them a la carte or with rice!
Keyword shrimp, seafood, protein, spicy, garlic, ginger, healthy
Spicy garlic ginger shrimp recipe that is quick and easy to make at home.


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  1. Bernice on April 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm

    I’m always looking for simple but tasty shrimp recipes and this one was a real winner. We ate them with a side salad and some rice. An easy weeknight dinner.

  2. Diane on April 30, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Streamed some rice to go with and it was delicious!

  3. Kathryn on May 3, 2024 at 9:34 am

    This shrimp was so good and flavorful! The ginger and garlic was such a delicious combination. I love the shrimp on salads for lunch.. it hits the spot. YUM!

  4. Leslie on May 4, 2024 at 8:12 am

    Oh my goodness, the flavor in this shrimp recipe is everything! This was surprisingly easy to put together as well. Delightful recipe for any shrimp lover!

  5. DK on May 5, 2024 at 1:17 am

    So tasty! We love shrimp dishes and made it extra garlicky by adding double the garlic cloves – it was delicious!

  6. Jacqueline Debono on May 5, 2024 at 3:33 am

    I made this shrimp recipe yesterday as a seafood dinner starter. So easy and super delicious!

  7. Enri Lemoine on May 5, 2024 at 8:47 am

    I was drooling over your pictures and took action. These garlic-ginger shrimp taste like heaven, reminding me of Thai food. I served them over rice and sprinkled them with fresh cilantro!

  8. Tammy on May 5, 2024 at 11:42 am

    The spicier the better! This sounds sooo delicious and flavorful…that glaze from the marinade is perfection!

  9. Jamie on May 5, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    I served this spicy garlic shrimp over steamed rice for dinner and my family loved it! We are fans of spicy food so I added extra red pepper flakes. So good!

  10. Veronika on May 5, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    These were delicious! We served them with some rice and a cucumber salad. They’ll be perfect to make in the summer, maybe even on the grill!

  11. Giangi Townsend on May 6, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Amazing with pappardelle pasta, we all loved them and could not stop eating them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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