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Rachael's Chinese-Style Shrimp Scampi

Rachael's Chinese-Style Shrimp Scampi


  • 3 tablespoons safflower or other high temperature cooking oil

  • 20-24 large shrimp, deveined and tails on

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated

  • 5-6 large cloves of garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup Chinese sherry or dry sherry

    • ½ cup 

       (recipe below) or seafood stock

    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

    • Juice of 1 lime

    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

    • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

    • 4 tablespoons chives, finely chopped

    • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


    Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large pan over medium-high to high heat. Add shrimp and sear 2 minutes, then turn, season with salt and pepper, and cook a minute more, and remove from pan. Add another turn of oil and the ginger and garlic, stir a minute, then add sherry, reduce by half, add stock and let it bubble. Reduce for a minute, then add soy sauce and Sriracha and swirl, then add shrimp back to pan and turn to coat. Cook shrimp through 2 minutes more and douse with juice of 1 lime, drizzle with sesame oil and toss. Transfer to platter and top with cilantro, chives and sesame seeds to serve.