This was an experiment I tried for dinner one night, and it turned out incredibly well! It all started because I was craving shrimp scampi, but didn't have several of the necessary ingredients. Instead, I improvised. This is the result.
- 1 lb shrimp, cleaned, raw, and unpeeled
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle hard apple cider
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons szechuan sauce
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic, freshly minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs, dried (basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, etc)
- 1 teaspoon powdered hot pepper (optional)
- Combine 1/2 bottle of the cider and the rest of the ingredients (except the shrimp and the powdered hot pepper) in a gallon size sealable bag or marinating container, and mix well.
- Add shrimp to the marinade, and lay flat in refrigerator, marinating for about 15 minutes on each side.
- Pour the rest of the cider into a medium/large saucepan (one big enough to lay out all of the shrimp in a single layer) and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, and add marinated shrimp, along with all of the marinade liquid. Spread shrimp out in a single layer. Sprinkle with half of the hot pepper, if you're using it.
- Saute shrimp for about 5-7 minutes per side, keeping it moving (but not allowing them to overlap - gently shaking the pan occasionally does the trick). The shrimp are done once they are pink throughout.