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Hoisin Sesame Shrimp

Hoisin sesame Shrimp 1

This simple little preparation could feature as a one dish in a multi-platter table service, but it makes a nice little appetizer or snack. My wife and I ate these succulent and sweet shrimp with scallion pancakes and beer… 


  • ½ lb. Shrimp;
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Sesame Seed;
  • ½ tsp. Sugar;
  • Pinch each of Salt and Pepper;
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil;
  • 1 tsp. Vinegar;
  • ½ tsp. Chili Sauce (optional);
  • 1 tbsp. Hoisin Sauce.

The Method

Hoisin sesame Shrimp 2

First, toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan just until they start to turn golden and take off the heat.

Hoisin sesame Shrimp 3

Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and toss with the sugar. Heat the sesame oil in a pan over moderate heat and sauté the shrimp just until they turn pink.

Hoisin sesame Shrimp 4

Now stir in the vinegar, hoisin sauce and the chili sauce (if using). When the sauce has thickened to a glaze over the shrimp, stir in the sesame seeds and serve.

That’s it ….



I am a lawyer by profession and my practice is Criminal... I mean, I specialize in Criminal law. My work involves travelling on Court circuits to remote Arctic communities. In between my travels I write a Food blog at

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