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Spicy Soy- Bourbon Shrimp.

Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds extra large shrimps
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 scallions
  • 4 garlic cloves


  • Peel and devine shrimps, reserve shells into a bowl.
  • Add to the bowl water, soy sauce and Bourbon, microwave until fragrant, about 2 minutes max power.
    Strain liquid using a fine strainer, reserve the liquid and discard shells.
  • Whisk sugar, cornstarch and red pepper flakes into the soy sauce mixture until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Heat sesame oil in a pan, put in finely sliced shallots ( white part only) and minced garlic cloves, let them fry a couple of minutes then add shrimps.
    Stirfry for 2-3 minutes, until shrimps are white, then add the soy mixture and cook until it thickens.
    Out of heat add the green parts of shallots, finely sliced.