Marinated Ginger Shrimp

This Japanese dish can be prettily arranged on a serving plate. Sweet sherry may be substituted if the sweet sake is not available.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 ounces ginger root, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet sake
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion

Instructions

  1. Cook shrimp as directed on package; drain.
  2. Arrange shrimp in single layer in glass or plastic container.
  3. Heat soy sauce to boiling; add gingerroot. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in vinegar, sugar, sake and salt; pour over shrimp.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Remove shrimp from marinade with slotted spoon; arrange on serving plate.
  7. Garnish with scallion.