The Easiest Dinner Ever Made: Hoisin Skillet Shrimp


Have you found yourself doing the dreadful sigh at dinner lately? You know the one. That long, languishing, “ohhhhh maaaaan” that comes when you realize it’s time to make dinner or otherwise go to bed hungry, but you simply cannot think of a single thing to make.

This recipe is about to change all that! With just four basic ingredients (two that store easily in your pantry and one that stays in the freezer), you can whip up a tasty dinner in 10 minutes flat. You’ll feel like you’ve ordered take-out, but without the guilt of feeling like you’ve splurged!

A bottle of sweet-and-savory hoisin sauce and a bag of shrimp are the key ingredients to this simple, delicious dinner. Simply thaw the shrimp, add in hoisin, heat, and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. It sounds so simple, but that’s the brilliance of it!

My daughter has deemed this “the best shrimp I have literally ever eaten in my life, ever.” And I was glad to agree. If you want more tasty ideas for meal time, then check out our 5-ingredient dinner skillets!

Here’s a step-by-step peek at how to make this simple hoisin skillet shrimp meal tonight!

Step 1: The Ingredients

The Ingredients

Here’s your ingredient line-up! You’ll need a bottle off hoisin sauce, shrimp, scallions, and sesame seeds. That is it!

Step 2: Toss the Shrimp

Toss the Shrimp

Toss the shrimp into a skillet, draining off any extra water in the bottom of the pan.

Step 3: Add the Hoisin Sauce

Add the Hoisin Sauce

Then stir in the hoisin sauce. Heat just until piping hot, then garnish away! Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this. All you need is a bowl of rice to serve your shrimp over, and you can call dinner…DONE!

Hoisin Skillet Shrimp

Ingredients – Serves 4

  • 1 ½-2 pounds large shrimp, cooked and peeled with tail on
  • 1 ½ cups hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons green onions


Run shrimp under warm water to thaw, gently dry with a clean paper towel. Toss shrimp in a nonstick skillet heated over medium heat.  Stir in hoisin sauce. Cook until sauce is hot. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve over rice and enjoy!

Hoisin Skillet Shrimp