Sesame Shrimp Recipe is a quick and easy meal that's ready in just 20 minutes. Serve with white rice, edamame, carrots, and a lime wedge.
Keyword 20 minute dinner, sesame, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 10 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Juice from 1 limeabout 2 tbsp
½tspsrirachaor to taste
1poundshrimppeeled and deveined
To Serve, optional
Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, lime juice, garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, and sriracha in a large bowl.
Add the shrimp and toss to combine.
Marinate for at least five minutes, but no longer than 1 hour.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp have turned light pink in color. Reserve the marinade.
Remove the shrimp from the pan.
Whisk the cornstarch into the reserved marinade and add it to the skillet.
Cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened slightly-- about 2 minutes.
Add the snow peas and cook for an additional minute.
Toss the shrimp with the snow peas and sauce.
Serve over rice with your desired garnishes.
I used small shrimp in this recipe (25-30 count) so they’re easier to pick up and eat with chopsticks. If you use larger shrimp, make sure to cook them for a few more minutes.I prefer low sodium soy sauce, but use whatever you have on hand.