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Sesame ginger shrimp

Serves 6

Dietitian Tip

Memorize this easy marinade. It's good on chicken, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef, and makes a great dip for kebabs.


  • 6 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined


In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp; mix well. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.

Coat a nonstick medium saute pan with cooking spray; heat to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp and saute for about 1 minute. Add half of the marinade mixture to the pan and cook for another 30 seconds. Discard any leftover marinade.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size2 ounces
Carbohydrate6 g
Cholesterol71 mg
Fiber0 g
Protein9 g
Sodium970 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat5 g

Last updated: June 7th, 2016

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