Teriyaki Shrimp

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Teriyaki Shrimp is perfect for when you want a quick and easy meal that’s full of flavor. Serve over rice or steamed vegetables for a healthy and tasty dish.

skillet of Teriyaki Shrimp with spatula

Teriyaki Shrimp Sauce

Teriyaki shrimp is like a savory, sweet seafood delight! Whether you use raw or frozen/pre-cooked shrimp, making it is a breeze. Start by heat up a skillet or a grill pan and cook the raw shrimp until they turn pink. Meanwhile, whisk up your sauce— a mix of soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, and brown sugar. Add the sauce to the pan and let the shrimp soak up those delicious flavors for a bit. In no time, you’ve got these succulent shrimp that are bursting with that perfect blend of savory and sweet.

plate of shrimp in teriyaki sauce

It’s a versatile dish that you can customize too! Add some veggies for a colorful stir-fry, serve it over a bed of rice, or even toss it in a noodle dish for an extra punch of flavor. Whether you’re a seafood lover or just craving a delicious, fuss-free meal, teriyaki shrimp is a simple, tasty option that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds!

spatula picking up some teriyaki shrimp from the skillet

Love shrimp dishes? We’ve got some delicious recipes. Try Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp Tempura, Popcorn Shrimp In Air Fryer (Air Fried Seapak Frozen Shrimp), or Air Fryer Frozen Coconut Shrimp.

warm skillet with cooked teriyaki shrimp

How To Make Teriyaki Shrimp

Add a drizzle of olive oil to a frying pan and heat the pan to high.

Start making the sauce. Pour soy sauce, mirin, and rice vinegar into a glass measuring cup. Add brown sugar and cornstarch, then whisk the ingredients until combined.

spatula stirring up shrimp in teriyaki sauce

Add the shrimp to the pan, using a spatula to arrange the shrimp in a single layer for more even cooking.

Cook shrimp for about 2 minutes (stirring every minute) until the shrimp becomes pink and is almost totally opaque.

plump and juicy shrimp in teriyaki sauce

At this point, add the sauce and wait for it to come to a boil. This will take about a minute. The sauce will thicken and the shrimp will be completely cooked through.

Turn off the heat on the pan and move the shrimp and sauce to a serving bowl or plate.

fork holding a teriyaki shrimp

Cooking Tips

  • Only a little bit (1 teaspoon) of oil is needed for cooking, especially if you are using a nonstick pan.
  • This recipe works with raw or thawed/pre-cooked shrimp. If using raw shrimp, follow the instructions above for cooking the shrimp first. If you have thawed, already-cooked shrimp, you can add the shrimp and the sauce to the pan at the same time.
  • You can substitute white vinegar for the rice vinegar

fork with teriyaki shrimp, in front of a plate of shrimp

What To Serve With Teriyaki Shrimp

This flavorful and juicy shrimp is perfect with rice dishes such as Coconut Rice In Instant Pot, Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, or Instant Pot Sushi Rice.

easy dinner Teriyaki Shrimp in a skillet

Or serve it with tender-crisp, sautéed vegetables, like Hibachi Vegetables, Sautéed Arugula, or Sautéed Broccoli Recipe (How To Cook Broccoli On A Frying Pan).

spatula picking up freshly cooked Teriyaki Shrimp

More Seafood Dishes To Try

Pan Fried Salmon

Salmon Teriyaki

Shrimp And Broccoli Stir Fry

Air Fryer Flounder Fish

Air Fryer Rainbow Trout

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Teriyaki Shrimp

Teriyaki Shrimp is perfect for when you want a quick and easy meal that's full of flavor. Serve over rice or steamed vegetables for a healthy and tasty dish.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time6 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Dish, Seafood, Shrimp, Stir fry
Keyword: Teriyaki Shrimp
Cooking Method: sauteed
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp (deveined) fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to a frying pan and heat the pan to high.
  • Start making the sauce. Pour soy sauce, mirin, and rice vinegar into a glass measuring cup. Add brown sugar and cornstarch, then whisk the ingredients until combined.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan, using a spatula to arrange the shrimp in a single layer for more even cooking.
  • Cook shrimp for about 2 minutes (stirring every minute) until the shrimp becomes pink and is almost totally opaque.
  • At this point, add the sauce and wait for it to come to a boil. This will take about a minute. The sauce will thicken and the shrimp will be completely cooked through.
  • Turn off the heat on the pan and move the shrimp and sauce to a serving bowl or plate.

Notes

  • Only a little bit (1 teaspoon) of oil is needed for cooking, especially if you are using a nonstick pan.
  • This recipe works with raw or thawed/pre-cooked shrimp. If using raw shrimp, follow the instructions above for cooking the shrimp first. If you have thawed, already-cooked shrimp, you can add the shrimp and the sauce to the pan at the same time.
  • You can substitute white vinegar for the rice vinegar
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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See Also:

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Air Fryer Frozen Smiley Fries (McCain Potato Smiles)

Frozen Jalapeno Poppers Cooked In Air Fryer

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