Sesame Shrimp

Sesame Shrimp, coated in fragrant sesame seeds and quickly seared in a tiny bit of sesame oil, are full of flavor and very low in fat.

  • Servings: 4
Sesame Shrimp


  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail portion of shell removed
  • Four 6-inch bamboo skewers


  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until fragrant. In a shallow dish, combine 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds with the sesame oil, vinegar, and soy sauce. Thread 3 shrimp onto each skewer, piercing each at the head and tail, and place in the marinade. Turn to coat and set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds on a plate. Transfer the skewers to the plate and coat with the sesame seeds. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and sear the skewered shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp and cook until the marinade thickens.

  3. Place the skewers on a plate and pour the marinade over. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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