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Sesame Seed Crusted Shrimp with Sesame Noodles

Shrimp in a crunchy sesame coating served over noodles in a silken sauce embodies the seeds' dual textural characteristics in a single dish.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: Reed Davis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2000


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup hulled sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 12 large shrimp, (about 1/2 pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Easy Sesame Noodles


  1. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water, and set aside. In another small bowl, combine sesame seeds, flour, salt, pepper, and five-spice powder. Dip shrimp in the egg mixture then in the sesame-seed mixture to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp; saute until cooked through and sesame-seed crust is golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Serve shrimp on a bed of sesame noodles.

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