Simple Sautéed Shrimp

Simple Sautéed Shrimp is an easy kid pleasing recipe!

This shrimp recipe is so basic I didn’t think to share it until our nine year old was raving about it again the last time we had it. Then I realized that though I tend to share recipes a bit more involved, anything that gets such a positive response from a discriminating child’s palate shouldn’t be kept to myself. So here’s our Simple Sautéed Shrimp recipe.

I use the pre-cooked shrimp, which adds to the easiness. Soy sauce and honey combine to please young palate–the combo has nudged our son to try a variety of new fish and meats, usually with good results.

Keeping with the kid friendly theme, I served the simple sautéed shrimp alongside peas, our lad’s favorite veggie, and some linguine (before it got tossed with that dreaded tomato sauce!). I like this shrimp dish too, though sometimes it’s a nice option to get a portion of shrimp just for B. when we adults have something else.

Simple Sauteed Shrimp recipe from Cooking Chat.

Stay tuned for my kid friendly favorites here on Cooking Chat! One recent kid friendly recipe we shared you might like is Bee Bim Bop.

2014 Chateau La Moutete is a high quality rose wine from Provence. Pairs well with shrimp.

Wine Pairing: You could enjoy any number of white wines with this shrimp, but a recent rosé pairing brings me back to update this post. I had opened a bottle of 2014 Chateau La Moutete Grande Réserve Rosé ($16, 13.5% alcohol) to go with an orzo dish I came up with recently. I had made some of this shrimp again, mostly to get devoured by our almost-ten year old, but managed to grab a few shrimp for myself. No surprise that this rosé from Provence, with its proximity to the Mediterranean, went very nicely with our simple sautéed shrimp.

Speaking of white wine pairings, this simple sautéed shrimp is a good food pairing for Pouilly-Fuissé, a distinctive white Burgundy made from Chardonnay grapes. The 2014 Vincent Pouilly-Fuissé Marie Antoinette has nice mineral undertones that pair perfectly with this shellfish recipe.

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Simple Sautéed Shrimp is sure to please kids' tastes. Pre-cooked shrimp combined with a simple soy & honey sauce for a super easy meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 12 shrimp, pre-cooked
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  1. Combine the soy sauce, honey and olive oil in a bowl. Whisk to combine thoroughly.
  2. Rinse and pat dry the shrimp. Add to the soy marinade, toss to combine. Marinade the shrimp at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat with some oil spray. When the skillet is good and hot, and the shrimp along with the marinade.
  4. Sauté the shrimp by stirring occasionally. Cook until the shrimp begins to brown and gets heated through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the shrimp alongside some favorite kid-friendly sides!




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