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Honey Garlic Shrimp with Snap Peas

Honey Garlic Shrimp with Snap Peas

I don’t have a go-to takeout order, but when I’m craving takeout I usually want meat or seafood with veggies in some kind of a delicious sticky sauce. Because I love to cook I’ve been experimenting with creating some of those takeout style meals at home. My latest creation is this honey garlic shrimp with snap peas dish.

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Honey garlic shrimp with snap peas is a simple one pan meal is sure to delight your family for a quick 20 minute weeknight dinner. Ditch the takeout and try this homemade alternative with whole ingredients

The sauce for the honey garlic shrimp with snap peas is made from simple whole ingredients and then thickened naturally with a tapioca starch and water mixture. I did a little research on tapioca recently and leaned that it is a root vegetable that can be turned into a flour. When that flour is heated it becomes thick and sticky so that you have a nice sticky sauce on the veggies and shrimp without any nasty gums or other preservatives. Check out the video below to see the sauce thicken from the addition of the tapioca starch.

There are a few crucial elements to getting this recipe just right. The first is mincing the garlic small enough that it will cook evenly as the sauce cooks. For this I like to use a sharp chefs knife, but I know that many people recommend a garlic smasher for a quick short cut. The second is cooking in a large nonstick pan or wok. If the pan is too small the shrimp will not have enough space to cook evenly. And finally the tapioca starch and water mixture must be thoroughly stirred just before pouring it into the pan to heat. Otherwise your dish will have clumps of tapioca starch in it.

Honey garlic shrimp with snap peas is a simple one pan meal is sure to delight your family for a quick 20 minute weeknight dinner. Ditch the takeout and try this homemade alternative with whole ingredients
Yield: 2 Servings

Honey Garlic Shrimp with Snap Peas

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

  • 20 raw, peeled,and deveined medium shrimp
  • 8oz sugar snap peas trimmed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey 
  • 1 tsp sriracha (yellowbird is my favorite!)
  • 1 tbsp tapioca starch (like this)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (like this)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper

instructions:

  1. Combined soy sauce, lime juice, honey,  minced garlic and sriracha  in a small bowl to make the sauce
  2. Stir tapioca starch into 1/2 cup of  warm  water
  3. Heat avocado oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-low heat
  4. Add shrimp to the pan in an even layer and season with salt and pepper
  5. Cook shrimp for 1 minute on each side being sure not to overcook and then remove the shrimp from the pan
  6. Add the snap peas to the pan and cook until soft about 4 minutes
  7. Add the shrimp back into the pan with the snap peas and add the garlic sauce. Allow TO on medium for 3 minutes
  8. Stir tapioca and water mixture and add to the pan
  9. Stir constantly as sauce thickens for about a minute and then remove from heat
  10. Serve with rice or cauli rice!
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