A spicy pan-seared shrimp dish flavored with sambal oelek.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
33 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 13 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place shrimp in a large bowl of cold water until thawed, 10 to 15 minutes.

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  • Melt 1/2 cup butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Mix in garlic and half the lemon juice.

  • Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add shrimp, garlic butter mixture, and sambal oelek. Cook and stir until garlic is cooked and shrimp are heated through, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Bring water and sushi rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand, covered, until liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

  • Serve shrimp over rice, topped with remaining lemon juice and green onions.

Cook's Note:

You can keep the tails on the shrimp if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

624 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 94.2g 30% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 158.4mg 53% DV; sodium 430.3mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2018
Made as directed except didn't use green onions and used extra garlic. Was very tasty and quick to make. The sambal amount was just right and the aroma was mouthwatering. Only thing it was too oily from all the butter. I did thaw the shrimp as directed and it worked!! Thanks for the tip. Will make again and maybe replace part of the butter with broth or not. It was really good as is. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2018
Made as directed except didn't use green onions and used extra garlic. Was very tasty and quick to make. The sambal amount was just right and the aroma was mouthwatering. Only thing it was too oily from all the butter. I did thaw the shrimp as directed and it worked!! Thanks for the tip. Will make again and maybe replace part of the butter with broth or not. It was really good as is. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2017
I needed to make dinner and I had Sambal Oelek and Uncle Ben's Rice in the fridge along with frozen Trader Joe's shrimp. I thought "What can I do with this?" and randomly found this recipe. Hurrah for random recipes! Really delicious and I will cook it again probably soon. 1. Don't use Uncle Ben's rice save that for Thanksgiving or dinner with your parents. This would taste great with basmati rice or jasmine. 2. I did not have green onions and look forward to throwing them in next time! 3. I used a 1/3 cup of the Sambal Oelek and even that was almost too spicy for me. In the future I'll take it down a notch or two - maybe a 1/4 cup. The lesson here? Adjust to your taste and heat level. And if you can handle the 1/2 cup of Sambal good on you! 4. So much butter in this recipe! Which makes it super yummy but not that super healthy. I'll be swapping some of the butter out for olive coconut or even avocado oil. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2019
Made as is, not bad, a mild spiciness to it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2020
did not put as much Sambal in as they said, about 1/2 and it was spicy enough for us. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
Super taste fantastically easy! This is going to become a weeknight staple! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2016
Made as written except that I could not find sushi rice in my supermarket and just used minute rice instead. It worked great and if you do the rice while the shrimp are cooking it can be on your dinner table in 10 minutes. The recipe didn't specify but you need to use raw shrimp instead of the already cooked. Beware this is spicy spicy so if you are sensitive to heat this is not for you. If you like spice this is perfect! Read More
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