Honey-Pineapple Glazed Shrimp

This recipe for Honey Pineapple Shrimp comes together in under 15 minutes and makes for a quick and easy seafood dinner with a tropical twist! 

Honey Pineapple Shrimp in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side

I’ve been having this recipe for Honey Pineapple Shrimp on my mind for quite some time now. For some reason, I was really craving a sweet and spicy shrimp recipe, so I came up with this Honey Pineapple Glazed Shrimps.

So I’ve been playing with the ingredients for this Honey Pineapple Glazed Shrimps and I think I finally got it right this time. I decided to feature a shrimp recipe on the blog today, but I’ve also made this easy dinner recipe with chicken and it works very well too!

A quick note on using cornstarch and arrowroot. These two ingredients are great thickener for sauces and gravies. If you’re gluten-free/paleo/primal, arrowroot is a great alternative to cornstarch.

Both basically work pretty much the same for this Honey Pineapple Shrimp recipe but arrowroot is a more powerful thickener than cornstarch.

The good thing about arrowroot is that your pineapple sauce will thicken below the boiling point = you don’t need to boil your sauce. This is convenient when a sauce contains eggs or other ingredients that can’t be boiled. Luckily, this is not the case in this Honey Pineapple Shrimp recipe!

The drawback is that a honey pineapple sauce thickened with arrowroot will not hold well and your Pineapple Shrimp cannot be reheated. You basically must not thicken your sauce and in our case your glaze, more than 10 minutes before serving. So if you decide to use arrowroot, be ready to eat immediately.

Then again, who would like to wait anyway when there’s Honey Pineapple Shrimp to be had? 😉

overhead shot of Honey Pineapple Shrimp in a black bowl with chopsticks on the side

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Honey Pineapple-Glazed Shrimps

This recipe for Honey Pineapple Shrimp comes together in under 15 minutes and makes for a quick and easy seafood dinner with a tropical twist! 

Course main
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword asian, dinner, easy, exotic, honey, pineapple, seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 289 kcal


  • 1.5 lb raw shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp arrowroot powder OR 1 tbsp + 3 tsp cornstarch I used arrowroot
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can pineapple, in chunks 8 oz, keep the juice
  • 1-1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine raw shrimps with 1 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch. Mix well to cover the shrimps.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic for about 30 seconds. Add shrimps, season with salt and pepper and cook until they turn pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. While shrimps are cooking, combine pineapple juice (you should get about 1/2 cup out of an 8 oz can) and 2 tsp arrowroot (or 3 tsp cornstarch) in a small bowl.
  4. In the same skillet, you used for the shrimps, combine pineapple juice mixture and honey, and keep stirring. As soon as it starts bubbling, reduce heat. Return shrimps to the skillet, add pineapple chunks and hot pepper flakes and stir until heated through. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Pineapple-Glazed Shrimps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Cholesterol 428mg 143%
Sodium 1327mg 55%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 25.4%
Calcium 27.3%
Iron 22.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. pineapple and shrimp are a darn good combo…this bowl full of tropical delicacy looks irresistible…perfectly scrumptious 🙂

  2. Hi!
    I´m trying to see the recipe and the ingredients doesn´t appear in any recipe…. What do you think I can do? Is the first time it happens… Im your follower from Mexico…
    Thanks a lot!! I love your recipes!! 🙂 <3

    1. Yes unfortunately, the last 3 recipes don’t appear 🙁 I switched to a new host yesterday and it broke a few things on my blog. I’m trying to fix them as quickly as possible. Hopefully it’ll be very soon! Thank you for your patience 🙂 I’m glad to have a follower from Mexico, thanks for stopping by Maria 🙂

    2. I just posted the Honey-Pineapple Glazed Shrimps and the Chicken Rollatini recipes. And I’m writing the Crab and Avocado one as we “speak”! All the recipes will be fixed very soon 🙂

  3. Hey! sweet site, could you post the recipe for the honey- pineapple glaze as a comment?! My mouth is watering! ~from Denver, Colorado~;]

    1. I’m so sorry Amanda, I lost the content of the recipe when I moved my blog to a new host 🙁 I’m currently trying to find the recipe in my drafts (not an easy task!) so I can rewrite and publish the recipe ASAP

  4. I made this on Monday for the family. Eyeballed most of the recipes ingredients. And have never used arrowroot. Just used cornstarch, and WOW was it good. My son wanted more red pepper flakes, but I enjoyed it just as it was. Cooked it with couscous and it was a hit! Thanks Marie for the help with a drab Monday meal idea!

  5. I like this recipe very much because I am allergic to coconut and it seems all the recipes for shrimp use it . I am very happy with this one and it worked well with chicken too ! Thank you ! I’m looking forward to more great recipes from your page —

  6. I just made this tonight but it wasn’t half as pretty as your pictures 🙁 I used cornstarch so it was kinda gloppy. I’ve never used arrowroot before… I guess that’s what leaves the food with that clear glazed look?

    Anyway, it tasted AWESOME!!! We had it over steamed broccoli 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe! It’s going to be something I make in my kitchen fairly often now. BUT I will use arrowroot next time!!!


    1. Oh I’m sorry it didn’t look good Jennifer! I think the gloppy texture comes from the cornstarch yes… BUT I’m really glad you still enjoyed this recipe! 🙂 If you use arrowroot next time, make sure to prepare the glaze at the last minute because it’s not holding as well as the cornstarch. Cheers!

      1. Hi Marie 🙂 I definitely will! I’m actually excited to try arrowroot for the first time 🙂 Thanks again for this yummy recipe!

  7. I literally love everything that contains honey, pineapple and hot spices so it sounds like a perfect dish for me. Also very glad to find about arrowroot as an alternative to cornflower. Thanks for sharing

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