20-Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp tells a captivating and delicious story right in its name! It only takes 20 minutes to make, making it a tasty weeknight option for hectic days. The honey garlic butter speaks to the tangy, aromatic, and sweet sauce. And the shrimp is…well, shrimp: mild, sweet, and juicy! 20-Minute Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp, with its seared honey-coated edges, will quickly become a new favorite. It even comes with a homemade mango salsa!

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For the shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded if desired and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

For the salsa:

  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded if desired and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped


Step 1 –Pat the shrimp dry and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2 –Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 3 –When the oil shimmers, add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Add the garlic, ginger, cayenne, jalapeños, and butter.

Step 4 –Continue to cook the shrimp in the butter until the garlic begins to caramelize and turn light golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.

Step 5 –Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, and the honey, stirring to combine.

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Step 6 –Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until warmed throughout, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 7 –Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lime juice and zest.

Step 8 –Add the cilantro.

Step 9 –Combine the mango, jalapeno, olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl to make the salsa.

Step 10 –Serve the shrimp topped with the salsa.