Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

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Experience the rich, aromatic flavors of Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp. This dish combines succulent shrimp with a blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and a touch of five-spice for a tantalizing taste sensation. Perfect for those looking to try their hand at preserving seafood, this recipe is sure to impress with its bold flavors and unique preparation method.

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Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

Ingredients (Serves 1):

  • Large raw shrimp in shells with heads: 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
  • Vegetable oil: 100 ml (3.4 fl oz)
  • Soy sauce: 4 tbsp (60 ml)
  • Rice vinegar: 2 tbsp (30 ml)
  • Liquid honey: 2 tbsp (30 ml)
  • Sesame oil: 1 tbsp (15 ml)
  • Chinese five-spice powder: 2 tsp (4 g)
  • Garlic cloves: 2
  • Lemongrass stalk: 1


Prepare the Shrimp:

Peel the shrimp, removing the shells and heads, and devein. Quickly sauté the shrimp in heated vegetable oil for 20 seconds on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Reserve the oil in a separate container.

Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

Prepare the Shells:

Dry the shells and heads in a very hot, dry skillet until they turn red.

Make the Marinade:

Combine the soy sauce, reserved vegetable oil from cooking the shrimp, honey, and sesame oil. Pour this mixture over the shrimp shells. Add a cup (240 ml) of water and simmer on low heat for 10–15 minutes. Strain the mixture, then add the rice vinegar, chopped garlic, and crushed lemongrass stalk. Bring to a boil again and strain.

Marinate the Shrimp:

Place the garlic and lemongrass at the bottom of a sterilized jar, followed by the shrimp. Bring the marinade to a boil once more and pour over the shrimp. Seal the jars tightly, invert them, and let them cool. The shrimp will be ready to eat in one day.

Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

Helpful Tips:

  1. Choosing Shrimp: Use raw shrimp, even if frozen. Using pre-cooked shrimp will result in a rubbery texture. Thaw shrimp gradually on the coldest shelf in the refrigerator, placing them in a colander over a bowl.
  2. Marinade Magic: Never tried preserving seafood before? This recipe is a great starting point. Slightly spicy and aromatic, these shrimp are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Nutrition (Per Serving):

Calories: 684.09 kcal
Protein: 24.77g
Fat: 48.92g
Carbohydrates: 38.40g

Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp

Enjoy the delightful taste of Chinese-Style Marinated Shrimp, perfect for adding a gourmet touch to any meal!

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