Sesame Ginger Shrimp

June 18, 2020
Bowl of sesame ginger shrimp.

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Looking for a new marinade? This one is easy to memorize and is good on more than shrimp. It's also tasty on chicken, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef, and makes a great dip for kebabs.

SESAME GINGER SHRIMP

Serves 6

  • 6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2½  tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined

In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp; mix well. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

Coat a nonstick medium saute pan with cooking spray; heat to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and saute for about 1 minute. Add half of the marinade mixture to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds. Discard any leftover marinade.

Nutritional information per 2 ounces:

108 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g transfat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 970 mg sodium; 6 g total carbohydrate; 0 g dietary fiber; 4 g total sugars; 9 g protein.

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These recipes are created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

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