Sesame Shrimp

I wanted to make something quick and easy using ingredients I had on hand for dinner. I found a recipe at Taste of Home that sounded perfect. I adapted the recipe a little bit by adding less sesame oil and fresh garlic. I was going to marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes but time got away from me and they marinated closer to 60 minutes. Unfortunately, that made the shrimp a touch salty, so next time I will only marinade for 20-30 minutes. Thankfully, the rice mellowed out the salty flavor and made this sesame shrimp great. I loved how simple this recipe was to make – perfect for a busy weeknight meal!

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, and garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and shake to mix the marinade well. Add shrimp to the marinade then toss to coat evenly. Seal and place into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Heat the  vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and a few spoonfuls of the marinade then cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2-3 minutes. Serve on top of  rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy.

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Sesame Shrimp

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

1 lb raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 green onion, sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions:

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, and garlic together in a large zip lock bag. Seal and shake to mix the marinade well. Add shrimp to the marinade then toss to coat evenly. Seal and place into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and a few spoonfuls of the marinade then cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2-3 minutes. Serve on top of rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Taste of Home

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14 Responses to “Sesame Shrimp”

  1. 1

    Sues — October 7, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Easy and delicious! My very favorite combination :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 7, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    One of my favorite ways to enjoy shrimp, this looks delicious!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — October 7, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    I love the combination of sesame and soy sauce here… This dish is totally up my alley. Thanks Pam for the recipe.

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    lenia — October 8, 2013 @ 1:32 am

    This is an inviting and healthy dish!
    Kisses!

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    Blond Duck — October 8, 2013 @ 4:39 am

    My sister would love this!

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    Jenn — October 8, 2013 @ 5:21 am

    So simple…you know I love these kind of recipes!!!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — October 8, 2013 @ 5:35 am

    Quick and delicious!

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    Carmen Rosa — October 8, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Hi Pam,
    I love oriental dishes and your suggestion it’s just divine!!! Delicious!!!
    Cheers,

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    Wizzy — October 8, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    Another winning recipe. My favourite recipes are those that use common pantry ingredients

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    Lia — October 8, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Hi Pam,
    A vey tempting and delicious looking dish!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 8, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Looks like we were both on an Asian kick today! This looks wonderful, Pam. I love quick and easy recreations of takeout faves. Thanks for sharing!

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    Joanne — October 8, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Quick and easy! I love all that sesame flavor.

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    Marjie — October 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I bet that you had nothing to save for your lunch the next day.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — October 8, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    This dish sound simple and delicious. I love shrimp , I will have to try this one.

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