Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp

Craving an Asian-inspired meal but don’t want to do take-out? This is a delicious (and healthier) alternative you can easily make on a busy weeknight. Create a simple marinade for the shrimp, then stir-fry it until cooked. I served this over brown rice and steamed broccoli.

This marinade combines traditional Asian flavors of garlic, ginger, and sesame with soy sauce. All you needs is about 30 minutes to marinate the shrimp. Then quickly stir-fry it and serve over rice, noodles, and veggies! Hope you enjoy it!

Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp

Ginger Sesame Garlic Shrimp

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Try this easy recipe for a delicious weeknight meal – and it's healthier than take out!


  • 1 pound 16-20 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 6 green onions, sliced diagonally
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (or 1 tsp. dried ginger)


1. Mix the tamari, rice vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil, sesame oil, minced garlic, and ginger in a medium bowl.

2. Add the shrimp to the bowl and marinate for ~ 30 minutes.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium high-heat and add the avocado oil.

4. Using a slotted spoon, take the shrimp out of the marinade and add it to the skillet along with half of the sliced green onions.

5. Cook shrimp until opaque – about 2 minutes per side.

6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cooked shrimp to a serving bowl.

7. Add the remaining marinade to the skillet, and cook until reduced to a syrup (about 10 minutes or so).

8. Top the shrimp with the reduced sauce, sesame seeds, and remaining green onions.

9. Serve over rice, noodles, or cauliflower rice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1467mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary per preparation.

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