Shrimp in Sake-Garlic Sauce

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  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion or shallot
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces rinsed deveined peeled medium shrimp (41/50)
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley


  1. In an 8- to 10-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir garlic and onion or shallot 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. Spoon into 4 small shallow bowls.
  4. Serve with crusty bread or hot cooked rice.

Yield: 4 appetizer servings

Source: Sunset magazine - June 2002 - recipe from Linda Lau Anusasananan

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