Shrimp in Sake-Garlic Sauce

Makes 4 appetizer servings


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1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced onion or shallot
1 teaspoon olive oil
8 ounces rinsed deveined peeled medium shrimp (41 to 50 per lb.)
1/2 cup sake
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Crusty bread or hot cooked rice


1. In an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir garlic and onion in olive oil until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

2. Add shrimp and sake. Stir often until shrimp are opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add butter, soy sauce, and parsley; stir until butter is melted and blended into sauce.

4. Spoon into 4 small shallow bowls. Serve with crusty bread or hot cooked rice.

Created date

August 2004