Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Never boring and somewhat unruly, these shrimp are fun to share. So slap an apron on the cabana boy and have him come join you in the kitchen.
Marinade or Rub
- 1⁄2 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
- 1 teaspoon mirin (optional)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons catsup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- oil (for frying)
- In a small bowl, rub the rub/marinade ingredients on the shrimp and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Beat an egg and add to the shrimp.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, flour, Panko, and sesame seeds.
- Dip the shrimp into the coating mixture and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to set.
- Fry shrimp several at a time over medium-high heat until golden brown. Be careful as this takes only a minute or two. Drain on paper towels.
- Dipping Sauce: Mix ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat stirring constantly until sauce smooths and thickens.
OK, unruly shrimp creator, these were lovely! The marinade imparts a lot of flavor, before the frying seals the deal! I was on the fence about the dipping sauce, but, I did find the flavor interesting. I was wondering if the cabana boy slipped a little something in the sauce ;-) ! Thanks for sharing, cookiedog. Made for ZWT.
The DH and I enjoyed this great little appertizer before our main meal. I used just over 8 ounces of prawns (14 medium prawns). I prepared the prawns earlier in the day and had the sauce in the pot ready to heat up while I cooked the prawns so it made for a quick and delicious fix and for us a different way to have our prawns, thank you cookiedog, made for Healthy Choices tag game.
What a wonderful dish! We loved the dipping sauce and the shrimp came out so crispy. I may have cooked mine a tad longer because they sure browned up good. But we like our shrimp on the done side. These are surprisingly easy to prepare. It's a keeper. I loved using the panko crumbs instead of the normal bread crumbs. Thanks for posting. :)