Pan-Seared Shrimp with Garlic Noodles


It’s been a wild week for us in Northern California.  We experienced a week-long heatwave that triggered power outages and internet outages all over town, a random lightning storm that sparked wildfires all over the Bay Area causing evacuations, and the first full week of kid’s school online.  With all the craziness going on around us, I wanted to end the week on a high note and make something special for the girls.

The girls have been into garlic noodles lately so I wanted to make it for them and top it with pan-seared shrimp.  It looks and sounds like a very fancy dish and restaurants charge ridiculous prices for it, but it is super easy to make and so good! I pan-seared jumbo honey soy ginger shrimp on a skillet and paired it with umami-packed and garlicky garlic noodles. The noodles were buttery, funky, and flavorful, and the jumbo shrimp were plump, savory, and delish!  We all loved it and excited for the weekend.  I really hope everything gets better soon for our state.  Please stay safe out there friends.

Ingredients (Serves 5-6):

Ginger Honey Soy Shrimp Ingredients:
2 pounds 13-15 size shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1-inch ginger, finely minced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
pinch of salt and pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Garlic Noodles Ingredients:
1 1-lb Box of Spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions
8-10 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons Maggi seasoning
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon sugar
2 green onions, finely chopped, for garnish


Marinate Ginger Honey Soy Shrimp – In a medium bowl, mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, pepper, and oil. Add shrimp and mix well. Set aside and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Cook Spaghetti – Bring a large stockpot to a boil. Generously salt the water and cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. Set aside.

Pan-sear Shrimp – Heat skillet on medium-high. Add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add shrimp in a single layer clockwise and fry shrimp for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat as needed.

Cook Garlic Noodles – Place garlic and butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat for 10 minutes and stir occasionally. Let the butter melt and slowly cook the garlic. Add oyster sauce, Maggi seasoning, fish sauce, and sugar. Mix well. Add in spaghetti and Parmesan cheese and toss until the spaghetti noodles are coated evenly with the sauce.  Garnish with green onions and sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese on the top and serve with the shrimp.



  • I enjoy using spaghetti noodles for this, but you can use your favorite noodles for this dish.
  • If you don’t have time to marinate the shrimp, just simply season it with salt and pepper and pan-sear that bad boy up.
  • If You don’t have 13-15 shrimp available, other size shrimp works, but the bigger the shrimp the better it is for this recipe!
  • If Maggi seasoning is not available, soy sauce is a great substitute.

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