Monday, February 17, 2014

Roasted Sesame Shrimp

Hello!  It's been so long since I've seen you, I have been such a negligent blogger....  But I am back now, with a delicious roasted shrimp recipe that I created myself based entirely on things I had in the pantry because I could not bring myself to go to the grocery store with everyone else in the world who had off today.  My sister introduced me to roast shrimp and I must say it is one of my favorite cooking methods for them now.  They are perfectly done in 10 minutes and you don't have to fuss with them at all.  I made these to put on some sesame peanut noodles (I am still perfecting that recipe, I'll post it after I am done playing around with it some) but they would be tasty on their own or over rice or on a salad or anywhere else you like to put your shrimp.  They are a little salty and a little sweet and perfect.

It's a super simple process, mix the marinade ingredients, toss the shrimp in, stir to coat and then put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  If you are feeling lazy, put tinfoil down first so you don't have to scrub the pan later.

Roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, or until they are pink and cooked through.  After I took them out of the oven I kept popping them in my mouth as I was finishing up my noodles...

Put on sesame peanut noodles, or wherever you wish and enjoy!

Roasted Sesame Shrimp
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 clove of garlic, minced or grated
1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon fermented soybean paste (I bought this because I figured it was basically miso, but the only English on the package says "fermented soybean paste, refrigerate after opening" so I'm not 100% sure what it is)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
sesame seeds for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix first together 6 ingredients in a bowl large enough to hold the shrimp.
Stir the shrimp in with the marinade ingredients, let sit in the fridge for up to 30 minutes, or skip that step and put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with the sesame seeds if desired.
Roast for 10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through.