Open Sesame Shrimp

By sexyswamprat

Ingredients
  • For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/3 cup tahini

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • For the Shrimp:

  • 24 medium (1 pound) shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails intact

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds

Directions
  1. FOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:

  2. Combine the mayonnaise, tahini, mirin, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, grated ginger, and sesame oil in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

  3. FOR THE SHRIMP:

  4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

  5. Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Dip one side of each shrimp in the sesame seeds. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet, sesame seed-side up. Bake until the shrimp are opaque, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm with the dipping sauce.

  6. DO-AHEAD TIPS:

  7. The dipping sauce can be prepared 3 days in advance. The shrimp can be assembled up to 8 hours in advance and refrigerated.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
1
per Serving
Yield
Makes 24 shrimp
Calories
89
Fat. Total
7g
Protein
5g
Carbohydrates
Total
2g
Sodium
153mg
% Cal. from Fat
71%
Cholesterol
31mg

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