Korean-Inspired Spicy Honey Shrimp

“Korean-Inspired Spicy Honey Shrimp brings together the bold flavors of gochujang, honey, and aromatic spices in a tantalizing dish that’s both sweet and spicy. Tender shrimp are marinated in a flavorful blend of ingredients, then quickly cooked to perfection in a skillet.


  1. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red chili paste)
  3. 2 tablespoons honey
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  6. 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  7. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  8. 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  9. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  10. Sesame seeds, for garnish
  11. Sliced green onions, for garnish
  12. Cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a bowl, whisk together gochujang, honey, minced garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and grated ginger to make the marinade.
  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, making sure they are well coated. Let the shrimp marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated shrimp to the skillet, reserving the marinade.
  4. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are pink and cooked through.
  5. Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet with the shrimp and let it simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the shrimp.
  6. Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle sesame seeds and sliced green onions over the shrimp.
  7. Serve the Gochujang Honey Shrimp hot over cooked rice, garnished with additional sesame seeds and green onions if desired.