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Sweet and spicy shrimp topped with cilantro arranged on a serving dish on a yellow background

Spicy "Sticky Finger" Sesame Shrimp

Chef Andrew Wilkinson
This Asian-inspired shrimp dish combines sweet and spicy flavors to make an irresistible appetizer or entrée in just 25 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 2 people


  • 1 lb. Naked Raw Shrimp thawed & patted dry of any excess moisture
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro leaves


  • ½ cup Sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Red chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Sesame seeds


  • Combine all sauce ingredients & keep cold until ready to cook.
  • Cook shrimp in two batches. Heat a large skillet with vegetable oil. When oil is very hot (but not smoking) add half the shrimp in a single layer.⁠
  • Cook until pink, about 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and reserve warm.⁠
  • Do the same with second batch of shrimp. Remove from pan and discard any excess oil.
  • Add all sauce ingredients to the hot pan and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until a thick syrup consistency is reached.
  • Add the cooked shrimp to the sauce and toss well.
  • Plate shrimp, top with fresh cilantro leaves and serve immediately.
Keyword Shrimp