Hoisin Glazed Shrimp


Hoisin Glazed Shrimp #recipe | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Shrimp is one of my favorite proteins to cook with.  I couldn’t have said that two years ago.  Not only did I not really like eating it, but I never knew when it was done.  So when I did cook it for my husband, I almost always over cooked it.  A lot has changed.  Now that I like shrimp, I can tell when it is done.  Plus it cooks so quickly, it is great for busy nights.

Hoisin Glazed Shrimp #recipe | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

My friend Tracey shared a version of this recipe a few months ago.  We are big fans of anything with hoisin at my house, so I was immediately drawn to the recipe.  It took me a little awhile to actually get this on our menu, but now these hoisin glazed shrimp will be making a regular appearance.

Hoisin Glazed Shrimp #recipe | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

My 8 year old loves all kind of seafood.  I think salmon is the only thing he has ever not liked.  My husband and I were joking the other night, that I should have just told him the artichokes that were mixed in with dinner was a seafood, because then he wouldn’t think twice about it.  So to say he liked these shrimp, is kind of an understatement.  I am going to have to start doubling shrimp recipes so I actually get to eat too :)

Yields 4

Quick and easy hoisin glazed shrimp

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 3 Tbls hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbls rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1 Tbls fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbls low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, water, ginger, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Pat dry shrimp, season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook for about 1-2 minute per side.
  3. Pour hoisin mixture over the shrimp, and toss until well coated and fully cooked.
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions






  1. I adore hoisin, but definitely not shrimp. Sometimes I wish I liked seafood and other times I am happy where I am with my taste buds haha. Maybe one day I will try this, but for now I’ll stick to substituting with chicken.

  2. I love shrimp! The hoisin glaze sounds so good.

  3. I love how quick shrimp is and how much flavour it holds – this looks wonderful! I haven’t gotten my kids on the shrimp bandwagon yet, but they love salmon…kids are funny :)

  4. this sounds like an idea dinner to me :)

  5. I don’t eat seafood all that much…like you, I feel like I never know what it’s done! :) I need to improve my seafood cooking skills!

  6. I like all the flavors going on in this dish. A+ for a tasty, speedy weeknight meal!

  7. What a great simple dish this is for a quick weeknight meal! I used to really not like shrimp either!

  8. Hoisin sauce is fabulous, so I know these little shrimp are tasty!

  9. I think most kids like shrimps when they are done right! At least in our family, we like shrimps in all kinds of sauces and in any style of cooking! I’m already thinking about making this for next week!

  10. This looks so simple but so delicious. My family would LOVE it!

  11. You got me at Hoisin! One of my favorites. This is a perfect weekday meal.

  12. I think Hoisin sauce has such great depth and flavor. I love it on everything! Great idea to put it on shrimp!

  13. Now that I have a baby I love shrimp even more, because of how quick it coks! This needs to be added to my recipe box.

  14. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. Over at foodieportal.com we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

  15. Glad these were a hit for you guys too, I can’t get enough hoisin! I haven’t bought shrimp in weeks and now you have me craving this meal again :)

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