Sake-Steamed Shrimp

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

20 min

Sake-Steamed Shrimp
From the sizzle of sesame and coconut oils to the final swirl of a buttery, savory sauce, this recipe transforms shrimp into a symphony of flavors. Picture golden, turmeric-infused shrimp luxuriating in a rich sauce, creating a dish that elevates any dining experience. This recipe serves 4-6 people.


  • 2 ½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 cup mirin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter



  1. In a sauté pan, heat 1 tbs of each sesame and coconut oils together.
  2. Add half of shrimp, seasoning with salt, and cook for a minute, then stir to flip shrimp.
  3. Remove shrimp from pan, and add second half of oils before searing the second half of the shrimp.
  4. Add the first half of shrimp back, with the mirin and the turmeric.
  5. Turn heat up, cover with a lid, and steam for 2 minutes, until shrimp are pink.
  6. Plate shrimp on to each plate, leaving sauce in the pan.
  7. Return pan to medium heat, until simmering, then add butter and turn heat up, swirling the pan.
  8. When sauce comes together, pour over shrimp.