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how to make Teriyaki Shrimp

Teriyaki Shrimp

Easy Teriyaki Shrimp is one of the quickest and most flavorful dinner recipes you can make! Nothing beats tender shrimp coated in a tasty sticky sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 211



  • 1 pound shrimp (raw, tail and vein removed, wild caught recommended)


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 4 scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the water and cornstarch.
  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Slowly whisk in cornstarch slurry into the mixture.
  • Heat teriyaki sauce over medium high heat until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat until it can maintain a gentle boil and allow to cook about 2 minutes until the mixture just starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
  • Remove about 3 tablespoons of the sauce and reserve for later.
  • Add shrimp to remaining sauce and stir to coat. Add shrimp to skewers. Grill over high heat, turning once, until shrimp is done, about 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp.
  • Brush the top of the cooked shrimp with the reserved sauce. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve with rice and a steamed vegetable.
    easy grilled Teriyaki Shrimp


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 2507mg | Potassium: 203mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3.5mg