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A Day Without Ramen is a Day Lost. Spicy Honey Garlic Shrimp Ramen.

Updated: Oct 29, 2023

Just 10 minutes are required to prepare this quick and easy spicy honey garlic shrimp Ramen recipe! These noodles come with a delicious spicy honey garlic sauce.

We take a break from our regularly scheduled donut recipe to add this flavor packed, 10-minute spicy honey garlic shrimp Ramen. Why? Because who doesn't love a quick, healthy, high protein meal that is the epitome of comfort food. The best part about this 10-minute spicy honey garlic shrimp Ramen is how easy it is to clean up afterward.

The one thing you should know about me is that I do not eat soup. I love chili. I love noodles. But for some reason I never got into soup. I believe the reason for that is because I am a big eater and soup doesn't fill me up. Either way, my family absolutely loves noodle recipes. And I love them because most noodle recipes are super easy and quick to make.

Super easy to make!

One of the main themes of my recipes are the ease and time required to cook the meal. With two active, young kids, training my wife in power lifting, and working full time, I have a busy schedule. The idea of preparing a dinner that will take a full day simply won't work. This is where this recipe shines! There is little equipment; in fact, I only need one pan for the shrimp and sauce, and one pot to cook the Ramen. This makes cleaning up easy.

What kind of shrimp to buy for the spicy honey garlic shrimp?

For this easy grilled shrimp recipe, I buy U20 deveined shrimp with the shells off and the tails on. Since I have children and try to not spend all my cooking, I pay for the extra convenience of buying the deveined and shells off. U20 shrimps means there are roughly 20 shrimp per lb. Depending on your grocery store you choose, that could be classified as either large or jumbo.

Are there any tips for cooking this spicy honey garlic shrimp?

Absolutely. I would definitely follow them because it's very easy to overcook shrimp which can lead to it becoming rubbery.

  • Use raw shrimp instead of pre-cooked shrimp. Overcooking shrimp will result in a rubbery texture and dry shrimp.

  • Cook over medium heat and not high heat.

  • Do not overcook the shrimp. Only cooking them for 2 to 3 minutes is ideal.

  • Make sure you prep all the food before you cook. Otherwise, you may get distracted which can lead to you overcooking the shrimp or burning the garlic.

How can I make the spicy honey garlic shrimp gluten free?

Below is a list of things to make this gluten free:

  • Replace soy sauce with coconut aminos

  • I use Millet & Brown Lotus Foods Ramen which are naturally GF

  • You can also use miracle noodles

What are the best toppings for this spicy honey garlic shrimp?

Be creative! I like to change things up to get different flavors and often try to incorporate seasonal favorites to give things a unique taste. But a few of my favorites are:

  • Sriracha mayo (I simply mix 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tsp sriracha)

  • Sesame seeds

  • Green or pickled onion

  • Fried Egg (I put fried eggs on everything)

  • Avocado

  • Mango (this will cut some of the spice)

Is this a traditional spicy honey garlic ramen recipe?

No! I am a white guy from Philly. In all seriousness, I do not make traditional recipes. And most of my recipes tend to be a fusion of many cultures. But at the end of the day, I only care whether or not my friends, family and fans enjoy my recipes.

Meal prep made easy.

I love a good meal prep. One of the reasons I love recipes with noodles or rice, is they make for a convenient meal prep. I do recommend that you keep the shrimp separate and don't reheat. Heat up your meal, throw in the shrimp and enjoy. The benefits of meal prep is that you don't have to think about what you are going to eat the next day, but more importantly, the sauce has time to soak in, which adds in a ton of flavor.

But instead of belaboring this, let's get saucy!

Lemon Kitchen Spicy Honey Garlic Ramen:

1 lb (16 oz) raw shrimp



2 tsp avocado oil (divided)

1 tsp sesame oil

2 packages ramen

3-4 garlic cloves

2 green onions (chopped)

4 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp honey

½-1 tsp chili garlic sauce

½ lime (zested & juiced)

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp cornstarch

Shrimp Directions: Place a paper towel on a cutting board. Add shrimp on the paper towel and thoroughly pat dry. Remove the paper towel and liberally salt and pepper the shrimp. Add both oils to a medium heat. Once hot, add shrimp for 1-2 minutes a side. Once cooked, set aside.

Ramen Directions: Bring water to a boil. Add in both things of ramen and boil for one minute. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove ramen. While the ramen is cooking, start making the sauce.

Sauce Directions: On a medium heat, I add 1 tsp of avocado oil to the same pan you just cooked the shrimp. Saute garlic cloves and the whites of some green onion (@~ 2 min); stir frequently so the garlic doesn't burn. Once that is cooked, I added the remaining ingredients and lowered the heat to medium low. Stir lightly. Once thick, turn off the heat and add the cooked shrimp and cooked ramen. This will coat the shrimp and the ramen in a nice thick sauce. Plate the meal and top it off with a sriracha mayo, green onions and sesame seeds.

Spicy Honey Garlic Ramen Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 467

Protein: 33.7g

Fats: 10.1g

Carbs: 62g

Fiber: 4.6g

Net Carb: 57.4g

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