Bourbon Shrimp

Sweet, sticky, and savory, this super easy Honey Bourbon Shrimp has everything you love. Pan-seared shrimp and veggies are quickly simmered in a simple richly-flavored sauce. It is a delicious 30-minute seafood dinner you can serve over rice, noodles, and more.


Bourbon Shrimp


4 servings


30 mins

Ingredients  – 1/4 cup bourbon – 1/4 cup ketchup – 1/2 cup soy sauce or tamari, gluten free if needed – ½ cup honey – 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined – ½ teaspoon salt – 1/2 teaspoon pepper – 1/2 teaspoon onion powder – 1 Tablespoon sesame oil – 2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into cubes – 1 red pepper, chopped – 1/4 cup sliced green onions, optional garnish – Sesame seeds, optional garnish – Rice, noodles, etc. for serving

Make the sauce


In a medium bowl, combine bourbon, ketchup, soy sauce, honey, ground ginger, minced garlic, and cornstarch. Whisk together and set aside.

Season the shrimp


Place shrimp in a bowl and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt, pepper, and onion powder and toss to coat.

Cook the shrimp


Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add the sesame oil. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side.

Add the veggies


Add the zucchini and red peppers. Saute for 3-5 minutes until starting to get tender and lightly browned.

Add the sauce


Drain all liquid from pan. Return skillet to stove and add the sauce mixture.

simmer till thickened


Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer 5-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring often.

Serve and enjoy


Serve with rice or ramen noodles and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, as desired.

Bourbon Shrimp

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