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Sticky Shrimp

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Servings: 1
Cook Time: 25 min.
Chef Chris Hollis
A soy sauce and sugar glaze coats seared shrimp that's served on sticky rice in this Asian-inspired dish.


  • 5 colossal (U/10) shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp Guilin Chili Sauce (Can be found in Asian markets)
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 3 oz soy sauce
  • 1 tsp red tobiko (flying fish roe), optional
  • 1/2 cup Japanese rice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 piece kombu (kelp), optional
  • salt
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Wash rice thoroughly until water runs clear. Drain the water and leave the rice to stand for hour. If you have kombu, take 3"x 3" piece and make a few cuts in it to release the flavor. Put the washed rice into a heavy bottomed saucepan, add kombu and water, and cover with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil over medium heat resisting the temptation to lift the lid. Once boiling (you can hear it) cook for 3-5 minutes more. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8-10 minutes, remove and let stand for 10 minutes. Remove lid and discard kombu. In a separate pan heat the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Pour the vinegar mixture over the rice folding in with a spoon.
  • Preparing the shrimpLeaving the shell on and using a sharp knife cut through the shell about a inch down the back and clean out the shrimp. Leave the legs and shell intact. This will give a nice presentation and the shell will pick up the sauce.
  • To finishIn a saucepan over medium-high heat add a little peanut oil and place in shrimp. Sear on one side for 2 minutes and flip, add the sugar, Guilin, and soy sauce. Allow to simmer until glaze becomes thick and coats the shrimp. Remove and serve over rice.
  • GarnishCan be finished with peppers or asparagus.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 528
  Calories from Fat 12 (2%)
(2%)Total Fat 1g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(53%)Sodium 1283mg
(8%)Potassium 277mg
Total Carbohydrate 111g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 30g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(36%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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