Steamed Ginger Shrimp

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

This shrimp has a wonderful flavor! This is a recipe I adapted from Nina Simonds' book "A Spoonful of Ginger". Prep time includes marinading time. ***Note: there is 2 tablespoons of ginger in this recipe. If ginger is not to your taste, then I suggest you move along :)

Top Review by WI Cheesehead

I love the ease of this recipe and how tender the shrimp came out. I just got a bamboo steamer, so am looking for more recipes to use with it, so I tagged this in Aus/NZ Recipe Swap. The ginger flavor was a bit strong, so I would try cutting it to 1/2 T and maybe increasing the sesame to 1 T and the onions to 2 T, just my preference. I steamed broccoli in the top layer and it was all done in 5 minutes or so. Think I will save the cabbage, puree and put in something else for extra nutrition. NOTE: When I first made this, I now realized that I cut the recipe in half, EXCEPT for the ginger! LOL So, obviously, it was too heavy on the ginger. I will make this again, as I loved the steaming. So I uppped the stars bcz of my stupidity!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine wine, ginger, onions, soy sauce and sesame oil in a medium bowl.
  2. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
  3. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 inch of water to boil in a large pot.
  5. Line steamer tray with blanched cabbage leaves.
  6. Arrange shrimp on top, letting marinade cling to them.
  7. Carefully lower steamer tray over boiling water; cover.
  8. Steam 3-5 minutes, depending on size.
  9. Heat broth and cilantro to boil in a small saucepan.
  10. Place shrimp in serving bowl.
  11. Pour hot broth over shrimp.
  12. *Toblanch cabbage leaves, drop in boiling water for about 10 seconds, then rinse under cold water.
  13. Drain on paper towels.

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