Shrimp in soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil

Shrimp in one of our favorite seafood. It is low calorie, protein-rich and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Although its high cholesterol content has been a subject of debate and many people are allergic to crustaceans, shrimp remains popular and recipes that call for this shellfish are diverse.

One easy shrimp recipe is sautéed shrimps in soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil. If you're in a hurry to make dinner, this can be prepared in minutes. Marinate 500g of shrimps in 1/4 cup soy sauce, two teaspoons sesame oil, two teaspoons of rice vinegar, a teaspoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of chopped garlic, and a teaspoon of chopped ginger for ten minutes. You may add red chili flakes for a little kick if you like. Heat a pan, toss everything and sauté for a few minutes. You know it's ready when the sauce thickens.

You can try another variation. Instead of sesame oil, substitute two tablespoons of butter in this recipe. Instead of using it in the marinade, use butter mixed with a teaspoon of canola oil for sautéing. Omit the ginger. Add two teaspoons of honey. Voila, you have shrimp in honey and soy sauce glaze.   

A little trick that I learned to prevent the shrimp from sticking to its shell is to stir constantly while sautéing. 

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