Easy Hoisin Shrimp

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This shrimp is straight-up awesome sauce.

Want to know how I know that word? Because I watch 95% of my tv on Hulu. And any Hulu-watcher will know what that means — I also watch the same commercials over, and over, and over, and over again. Ad nauseum. (Pun intended.)

This includes that commercial where a girl calls her credit card to ask about her bill, and her twin sister picks up the phone and tells her how awesome the credit card company is, to which her twin replies, “awesome sauce!” Truth? I know every line of this commercial verbatim, but don’t want to give the company the satisfaction of saying the name because I’m completely annoyed at the fact that I’ve been subjected to this commercial probably 100+ times.

Does Hulu think this repetition is really the best form of advertising?! I mean, I’ll grant that it’s effective since I can tell you that the sister’s name is Julie, and “for once in her life” her sister thinks she “sounds pleasant”, and she gets her FICO credit score for free. But is it positive advertising? Mmmm, negative, if you ask me.

But this is a food blog, and…you probably weren’t asking me. So I’ll hop off my Hulu advertising soapbox now. :)

I do still stand by the fact, though, that the sauce is what makes this quick and easy shrimp dish so delicious. So let’s dive in!

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

I created this shrimp dish last week on impulse when I realized I had an unopened jar of hoisin sauce in the pantry, which is unacceptable in this house. I usually keep it on hand to serve with spring rolls, and occasionally I mix it into stir-fry’s and fried rice. But last week, I was craving shrimp. Straight shrimp.

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

So I mixed up a simple hoisin sauce mixture with some soy sauce and rice wine vinegar to round it out.

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

Then sauted some shrimp…

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

…coated them with the sauce…

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

…and went a little crazy garnishing with sesame seeds and green onions.

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

 And hoi-ly moly. It was delish!!

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

The sauce itself is pretty strong, which is the way I like it, especially once it gets mixed in with some rice or quinoa or other veggies that you might serve alongside the shrimp. So if you’re hesitant about strong flavors, you might just add it in a little bit at a time until it flavors the shrimp to your liking.

But however much of the sauce you use, it’s salty and sweet and…well…awesome. :)

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

Hope that you enjoy this one! If you make it yourself, be sure to take a photo and tag it #gimmesomeoven on Instagram or Twitter so that I can check it out. Bon appetit!

Easy Hoisin Shrimp | gimmesomeoven.com

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Easy Hoisin Shrimp

  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This simple hoisin shrimp recipe is quick and easy to make, and packed with amazing flavor!


  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • (optional toppings: toasted sesame seeds, thinly-sliced green onions)


  1. Combine hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. Season shrimp on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add half of the shrimp in a single layer. Saute for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until shrimp are cooked through and pink. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked shrimp to a separate plate. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.
  4. Once the second batch of shrimp is cooked through, add the first batch of cooked shrimp back to the saute pan, along with the hoisin sauce mixture. Saute together for 1-2 minutes, tossing until the shrimp are evenly coated and the sauce is heated through. Remove from heat and sprinkle shrimp with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve warm over rice, quinoa, noodles, and/or veggies.

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107 comments on “Easy Hoisin Shrimp”

  1. I made this dish a month ago and i loved it. simple, easy and tasty. Now i have ingredients that i normally never use or have in stock. I wanted to know, can i use the same recipe with chicken tenderloins? 

    • Thanks, Laurie, we’re so glad to hear that! We haven’t tried this with chicken tenderloins, but we think it would work fine! If you try it, let us know how it turns out! : )


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  5. can’t  wait  to  try this!

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  8. This was so easy and delicious! I served it with leftover pre-roasted spaghetti squash, which really absorbed the yummy sauce.

  9. I never hashtag anymore when making any dishes that I get ideas from because the bloggers don’t seem to care or even respond. I definitely will be making something like these shrimp. Looks yummy!!!!

  10. As long as you’re peeling and devein ing the shrimp, I would take the tails off too! Not so nice to bite into one, or have to remove them when eating the finished dish. This is definitely a recipe I will try next shrimp night!

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  14. Made with chopped celery and cabbage over rice. Turned out nice!

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  24. 4 stars
    I came across this recipe during my first ever recipe search on Pinterest. It was exactly what I look for in a recipe – minimal number of ingredients and minimal number of steps to prepare the dish. I rarely follow a recipe exactly as written – today was one of those rare occurrences! I did triple the amount of the marinade as I was going to also use it to cook some snow peas and matchstick carrots. After cooking the veggies and shrimp (in separate pans), I tossed them together and added some extra sauce. This was fabulous! I added the sesame seeds (my green onions had to get tossed – they were less than photo quality) for the “money shot” and after taking my pics, I sat down and fell in love with the dish. Thank you for helping me decide what to have for dinner tonight – hubby was quite pleased as well!!

    • Thanks for sharing, Lisa — we’re so happy you and your husband enjoyed the recipe! :)

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  27. 5 stars
    Super delish. And super easy to make! Perfect for my fam of 4 on a busy night.

  28. 4 stars
    I made this but with chicken since I was out of shrimp. It’s very good. Next time I’ll make it with shrimp and I’m sure I’ll love it even more.

  29. 5 stars
    This was so easy my son made it. It looked beautiful and tasted amazing. We had it twice in a week!!

  30. 5 stars
    My husband and I love it. A keeper!

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  37. I added snap peas halfway through cooking the shrimp and served with basmati rice, Absolutely delicious!

  38. I added some steamed string beans at the same time as the sauce. It was delicious

  39. I can’t recommend this recipe enough. It tastes as good or better than a restaurant dish, but is so easy to make. I added shiitake mushrooms, red pepper, broccolini, and a few chili flakes for bit of added heat. Pair this with a beer…so good!

  40. I loved this! I cooked the shrimp in a tablespoon of sesame oil and added a teaspoon of minced garlic and some chili flakes to make a spicy version and it came out fantastic!!

  41. Big hit! So easier and delicious added broccoli and cabbage, the entire family loved it!

    I would post a picture, but I can’t see where to post.


  42. Great weeknight dish with simple easy to find ingredients and minimal prep. I removed the tails before cooking per a previous comment. I added sugar snap peas and rice noodles. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  43. Delicious! We served this with quinoa, broccoli, and green onions. It was a hit with the whole family, including my 5 year old son.

  44. What are the nutritional values? I am always keeping an eye on the sodium content per serving – thanks!!!

  45. Great, fast dish! Brought my husband home form the hospital and was too tired to cook, this saved the day, delicious and fast. I’m going to try the sauce on chicken, pork, beef, etc. as it’s so easy and great tasting.