5-Minute Sesame Shrimp
5-Minute Sesame Shrimp

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5-Minute Sesame Shrimp
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Absolutely delicious shrimp ready for dinner in just 5 minutes flat! Prep some rice, cauliflower rice, or a scallion pancake to serve the shrimp over!
Serves: 1 alone or 2 over rice or pancakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • sesame seeds
  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and cornstarch in a medium bowl and then gently stir in the shrimp to coat. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the canola oil and heat until it shimmers. Add the shrimp and sauce. Sauté, tossing the shrimp frequently, until the sauce reduces and thickens and the shrimp are opaque pink, about 3 minutes.
  2. Top the shrimp with sesame seeds and serve over rice or cauliflower rice. When I served them on a scallion pancake, I let them cool a bit, transferred them to the bowl of a food processor, and pulsed a few times to give them a choppy texture almost like a chunky paste. They taste great with Sriracha Aioli.


9 Comments on 5-Minute Sesame Shrimp (use as a condiment or full meal!)

  1. Joshua Hampton
    January 30, 2015 at 3:45 am (7 years ago)

    Shrimp that’s ready in five minutes? Oh, wow. I think it’s perfect in a rice bowl. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Julia
    January 30, 2015 at 7:57 am (7 years ago)

    This is such an easy dish! I am always looking for quick meals I can prepare in little time when life is crazy!

  3. Shinee
    January 30, 2015 at 9:03 am (7 years ago)

    Sounds wonderful! I love anything with sesame oil.

  4. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
    January 30, 2015 at 11:11 am (7 years ago)

    This is a flavor combo after my own heart! We also find that baking or broiling the seasoned shrimp is quick and foolproof!

  5. Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman
    January 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I was wondering what I might serve with your scallion pancakes, and here you are with the answer already! Very excited to share this one with my family!

  6. afracooking
    May 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm (7 years ago)

    And seeing I had to make those cauli pancakes I of course tried your suggestion to serve them with these prawns. What a quick and simple dish!


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