Bourbon Shrimp

Bourbon Shrimp are coated in a sweet and salty sauce flavored with bourbon, honey, and garlic. It’s basically the shrimp version of the delicious Bourbon Chicken you get at the mall food court. Only bourbon is actually an ingredient and not just the name.

Bourbon Shrimp make an easy weeknight meal.

 

Bourbon Shrimp can easily be made in less than 20 minutes for a delicious weeknight meal. Serve them over rice with some steamed broccoli for a full meal or they also work great as a party appetizer.

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Bourbon Shrimp

 

To make Bourbon Shrimp, first mix together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl: bourbon, water, brown sugar, low sodium soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic, and cornstarch.

For bourbon, I like to use Maker’s Mark. It has a nice, smooth flavor.

Cook some medium shrimp in a tablespoon of oil. Once the shrimp are just cooked, remove from the pan and add the sauce to the pan. Simmer it until thick and add the shrimp back in and toss to coat them. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

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Bourbon Shrimp make an easy weeknight meal.
Bourbon Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Bourbon Shrimp are coated in a sweet and salty sauce flavored with bourbon, honey, and garlic. It's basically the shrimp version of the delicious Bourbon Chicken you get at the mall food court.

Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Seafood
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 green onion sliced
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together bourbon, water, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves, and cornstarch. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook just until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. Add sauce mixture to the pan and cook until thickened. Return shrimp to pan, remove from heat and stir to coat the shrimp in sauce.

  4. Sprinkle the green onions on top.

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2 thoughts on “Bourbon Shrimp

  1. Now that is a shrimp meal fit for King. Makers Mark was a great choice for a bourbon, also. Found 7 lbs of shrimp in my freezers on Monday. Who Knew? Time to thin the herd a little.

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