Recipe By ChgoFoodieGal
Published Apr 4th
Prep 20m Cook 5m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 560.4

This is a delightful Japanese-inspired shrimp recipe for garlic-lovers; served over rice or pasta or on it’s own — it’s sure to make everyone scream, ‘What’s the recipe?!’ I secured this sure-fire loads-o-goodness recipe while attempting to replicate something else entirely. Serve shrimps over freshly prepared rice or pasta with a salad, vegetable and/or hot bread and butter — Happy Ending!

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 16 peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tails still attached
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir together the mayonnaise, soy sauce, mirin, minced garlic, dried minced onion, onion powder, curry powder, turmeric, basil, cayenne pepper, and salt in a bowl. Fold in the bread crumbs until evenly moistened. Cover, and refrigerate at least an hour.
  2. 2 Cut each shrimp along the back and open the halves like a book. Place a hearty dollop of the mayonnaise mixture onto each shrimp, and spread over the top to completely cover. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat until it begins to smoke. Place the shrimp in the pan, mayonnaise-side up, and add the water. Cover, and steam until the shrimp are no longer transparent, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 560.4
  • Carbohydrate 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol 229 mg
  • Fat 41.9 g
  • Fiber 1.7 g
  • Protein 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.5 g
  • Sodium 1341.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.7 g


  1. Against my better judgement I made as written and wish that I would have went with my first instinct. There are a lot of potent ingredients going on here with the curry, turmeric, cayenne, and sesame oil. They all seemed to be fighting to steal the show with curry coming in as the winner. It - Read more ...
  2. I omitted the mirin as I didn't have any and used finely diced fresh onion instead of dried. With a a pinch of sesame seeds and some sliced green onions sprinkled on top this was a pretty and delicious meal. Well worth the effort. My only minor complaint is that it's kinda stunk out my - Read more ...
  3. Very spicy and a lot thicker than the one I eat at Japanese steak houses. Not a bad recipe though especially if you like things extra spicy!

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