Sriracha shrimp is a dish with… you guessed it…shrimp. The name comes from the sauce it’s used to cook them with – sriracha. That’s a spicy sauce used in Asian dishes. Besides the shrimp, this recipe includes crunchy asparagus which pairs unexpectedly well with lime juice.
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You can serve this dish at parties for those friends and family who love spicy food. Or you can enjoy it for movie night. It’s great finger food! What I especially like about the Sriracha shrimp is how well the crunchy asparagus goes with the sticky sweet and spicy shrimp. I like the different textures!
Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:
- Start by peeling and deveining the shrimp. Leave the tails on if you want to eat with your hands or you just like how they look like that.
- Next, cut the woody bottom part of the asparagus
- Peel the garlic
- Cut the lime into wedges so it’s easier to squeeze
- Then, in a cup we add the juice of a lime, 2 tablespoons of sake, 2 tablespoons of mirin, 3 tablespoons of sriracha, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of honey. We mix everything until evenly combined
- In a preheated pan at medium heat we add olive oil and the shrimp. We cook them for 2 minutes on each side and in two batches. Then we set them aside on a plate.
- Now, in the same pan, we add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the crushed garlic. Cook for 30 seconds
- Then add a splash of sake to deglaze the pan. Cook for 1 minute or until the alcohol evaporates
- Next add the sauce mixture and cook for 4 minutes.
- While this is happening, mix 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in a bowl and add it to the sauce, to help thicken it. Cook for another 2 minutes or until the sauce is thick.
- Once the sauce is ready, add the shrimp and the sesame seeds. Stir and cook for 1 minute or until the shrimp are well glazed with the sauce. Set aside at this point.
- Then, in another preheated pan at high heat add olive oil, the asparagus, salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes while stirring from time to time
- Chop some green onions and sprinkle over the shrimp. Serve alongside the asparagus and some lime wedges
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