Honey Orange Shrimp

I don’t think citrus gets enough credit on how delicious, nutritious and versatile it is as a fruit. This Honey Orange Shrimp is just one way that you can use citrus to really add flavor to a dish. This makes for an easy weeknight dinner that’s perfect to add on top of rice or veggies. It feels elevated but actually so simple to make!

Honey Orange Shrimp

If you’re like me, you are always looking for new ways to switch up your weeknight dinner recipes. I love having quick and easy meals to turn to when I don’t want to think too much about dinner. I love this recipe because it feels so fancy and elevated but it’s actually so simple! Many of these ingredients are ones that you may already have in your pantry too. I like to keep the package of Argentinian shrimp from Trader Joe’s in my freezer for easy meals too.

This Honey Orange Shrimp is packed with flavor and perfect to make for an easy, elevated weeknight dinner.

What you need for Honey Orange Shrimp:

  • Shrimp: I used the frozen Argentinian shrimp in this recipe! I love getting these at Trader Joe’s. Any frozen or thawed shrimp will work for this.
  • Oranges: I used fresh navel oranges in this recipe and juiced them for the sauce recipe.
  • Honey: Using a good quality, local honey can make a difference in recipes like this! All you need is a little bit here, but you can also cut this in half if you’d like.
  • Coconut Aminos: Add a little bit of this to the honey orange sauce! I love using coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce.
  • Minced Garlic: You’ll need two cloves of garlic in this sauce recipe.
  • Jasmine Rice: I love topping the honey orange shrimp on jasmine rice but you can also use brown rice or cauliflower rice!
  • Edamame: I like to add this to the bowl but can be left off!
  • Cucumber: I love the freshness this adds to this meal
  • Ginger,Sea salt, Pepper: I sauté the shrimp in olive oil, sea salt and pepper before adding it to the sauce.
  • Olive oil: Add this to the pan before sautéing the shrimp.
  • Arrowroot Powder: this is used as a thickener for the sauce in this recipe!

How to make Honey Orange Shrimp:

  1. Make sure shrimp have defrosted first. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  2. Start by sautéing the shrimp in a heated non stick pan with olive oil. Sauté shrimp on both sides until pink. Remove from the pan once cooked through.
  3. Prepare sauce in separate bowl by combining juice from oranges, honey, coconut aminos, minced garlic, ginger and sea salt.
  4. Allow the pan to slightly cool down for a minute and rinse out the pan. Another reason why the Caraway pans are the best here!!
  5. Add sauce to pan on medium to low heat. Continually stir. In small bowl, mix 1 tbsp arrowroot powder with 2 tbsp water. Pout into the pan with sauce recipe. Make sure pan isn’t too hot or it will get too thick!!
  6. Continue to stir the sauce as it begins to thicken. **Make sure to continue to stir as it will stick to the pan.
  7. Add cooked shrimp once sauce begins to thicken and coat it fully on the shrimp.
  8. Assemble bowls with jasmine rice, edamame and cucumber. Add honey orange shrimp on top.
  9. Top with cilantro and green onion.
  10. Enjoy!

How to store your leftovers:

I always store my leftovers in sealed containers in the fridge. I like these for easy storage or these are great for a variety of sizes!

Honey Orange Shrimp and Rice

If you want to switch this up, try doing this instead:

Add different veggies to your bowl like sauteed broccoli or pickled onions!

Use brown rice or even cauliflower rice

Try using the Honey Orange Shrimp in a lettuce wrap!


Can I use a different rice?

Yes! I love jasmine rice, but you can use any rice that you prefer for this recipe. Other options are brown rice, coconut rice or a cauliflower rice!

What is arrowroot powder used for?

Arrowroot powder is used as a thickener for sauces. It’s great to keep in the pantry to use for recipes like this! You can also switch this out for tapioca flour.

What pan did you use for this recipe?

I used this nonstick pan! One of my favorites to use in the kitchen!!

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Honey Orange Shrimp

Honey Orange Shrimp

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This Honey Orange Shrimp is full of flavor and perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! Made with simple ingredients and a delicious way to use the citrus in season right now.


  • 12-15 frozen shrimp
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 navel oranges, juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder + 2 tbsp water
  • optional: fresh cilantro, red pepper flakes


  1. In a pan, add olive oil to medium high heat. Add frozen shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook on both sides until cooked through.
  2. Cook rice according to package.
  3. Remove shrimp from pan and allow pan to cool down before pouring in the sauce.
  4. Prepare sauce by combining juice of oranges, coconut aminos, minced garlic, honey, ginger, sea salt and dash of pepper.
  5. In separate bowl, mix together arrowroot powder and water.
  6. On medium heat, add sauce and continue to stir. *be sure to continue to stir as the sauce will stick to the pan if it gets too hot.
  7. Add in shrimp and mix with sauce to completely cover. Remove from heat.
  8. Top on jasmine rice and add fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes.


I like to use the frozen Argentinian Shrimp from Trader Joe's!

I use the frozen microwave bags of jasmine rice to keep this even easier!

Talk soon, Taylor.

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  1. This was amazing and so easy to make! I used 1/2 cup orange juice instead of juicing my own oranges because I’m lazy lol. Also arrowroot powder is magic! Thickened it up perfectly. I topped mine with parsley since i didn’t have cilantro. Everything else i followed perfectly! This will be on the weekly rotation

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