Miso Butter Shrimp Recipe

Miso Butter Shrimp! simple, delicious shrimp with Japanese flavors. A 15 minute recipe with only 5 ingredients. Serve over rice, pasta or even as an appetizer.

Miso Butter Shrimp on table

What Makes This Miso Butter Shrimp So Good

  • A great blend of Japanese flavors.
  • Only 15 mins to make
  • Only 5 ingredients.
  • A versatile seafood dish, can be a main or an appetizers. Serve over rice, quinoa or pasta.
  • Gluten free adaptable.
  • Shrimp is high protein and low calories.

Ingredients

  • Raw shrimp
  • Butter
  • Miso paste
  • Mirin
  • Sake
  • Ginger

How To Make This Miso Butter Shrimp – Step By Step

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, miso, mirin, sake and ginger until dissolved. Add in the shrimp and marinate for 10 minutes.

Cooking on grill: Heat your grill on high heat. Skewer the shrimp onto bamboo skewers. Grill each side for 2 minutes or until cooked through.

Cooking on stove: Heat your grill pan over high heat. Add the shrimp and grill each side for 1 1/2 minutes or until cooked through.

Cooking in oven: Turn your oven to Broil and move the rack to 8″ below heating element. Use parchment paper or tin foil on the bottom of baking sheet. Add the shrimp. Broil for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.

Miso Butter Shrimp on toothpick

Miso Butter Shrimp

Miso Butter Shrimp uses the classic Japanese combination of miso paste, Japanese sake and mirin. Add butter and shrimp and you’ve got a shrimp dish that can either be a finger food with small picks or served on top of rice for a main protein *Cook rice in the microwave in almost half the time it takes to cook on the stove!

This is a recipe I developed for Miso & Easy, easy to use miso paste in a squeeze bottle. You can use any miso paste you want (I prefer low-sodium shiro white miso)

 shrimp on wood plank

‘Fresh’ Vs Frozen Shrimp

When shrimp goes on sale, I always snag a bag or two of frozen shrimp. There’s no use getting the defrosted shrimp behind the glass partition, that shrimp was just the same frozen shrimp, but defrosted. I figure, the less hands that have touched my shrimp, the better. Despite being a mother of 2 boys and having an immune system as strong as moose (I’ve never seen a sick moose before), I’m still a control freak when it comes to raw seafoods and meats.

The bag of frozen shrimp have saved my dinners more than I can count – it’s my emergency appetizer and my 15-minute meal (move over, Rachael Ray!)

How Long Does Cooked Shrimp Last In The Fridge?

To maximize the shelf life of cooked shrimp for safety and quality, refrigerate the shrimp in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, cooked shrimp will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

(Video) How to cook Miso Butter Shrimp

Top Tips For Miso Butter Shrimp

  • Make sure to marinate your shrimp for at least 10 mins.
  • When cooking shrimp is to ensure that you have all of the ingredients prepped before you start cooking, things move fast with shrimp! Shrimp can overcook quickly.
  • Make sure you use raw shrimp, not pre cooked.
  • Opt for frozen shrimp.

toothpicks in shrimp

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shrimp on skewers
Miso Butter Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Miso Butter Shrimp! simple, delicious shrimp with Japanese flavors. A 15 minute recipe with only 5 ingredients. Serve over rice, pasta or even as an appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: buttered shrimp, miso butter, shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 189 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 teaspoons miso paste or 1 1/2 tablespoons Miso & Easy
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese sake
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound raw shrimp shelled
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, miso, mirin, sake and ginger until dissolved. Add in the shrimp and marinate for 10 minutes.
Cooking on grill: Heat your grill on high heat. Skewer the shrimp onto bamboo skewers. Grill each side for 2 minutes or until cooked through.
    Cooking on stove: Heat your grill pan over high heat. Add the shrimp and grill each side for 1 1/2 minutes or until cooked through.
      Cooking in oven: Turn your oven to Broil and move the rack to 8" below heating element. Use parchment paper or tin foil on the bottom of baking sheet. Add the shrimp. Broil for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
        Nutrition Facts
        Miso Butter Shrimp
        Amount Per Serving
        Calories 189 Calories from Fat 63
        % Daily Value*
        Fat 7g11%
        Saturated Fat 4g25%
        Cholesterol 301mg100%
        Sodium 1132mg49%
        Potassium 100mg3%
        Carbohydrates 3g1%
        Fiber 1g4%
        Sugar 1g1%
        Protein 24g48%
        Vitamin A 175IU4%
        Vitamin C 5mg6%
        Calcium 167mg17%
        Iron 3mg17%
        * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.