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Gochujang-Butter Shrimp

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Gochujang is a Korean mother sauce--a sweet and spicy base for so many recipes. Gochujang-flavored butter is delicious with shrimp and scallops."
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25 m servings 96
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 wraps)


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  1. Heat butter and sesame oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Stir in white parts of green onion and garlic; cook until softened and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook, stirring, until shrimp are opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in gochujang, soy sauce, and honey; toss to coat.
  2. Stir cucumber, carrot, green parts of green onion, and sesame seeds together in a small bowl.
  3. Top lettuce leaves with shrimp mixture and cucumber mixture. Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If using frozen shrimp, thaw before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Gochujang (GOH-choo-jung) is a thick red paste made from fermented soybeans, dried chiles (gochugaru), garlic, and other seasonings. It's sweet, spicy, and salty. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 96 calories; 4.6 3.6 9.8 94 162 Full nutrition

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Instead of wrapping the shrimp in butter lettuce, I added chicken broth to the sauce and served it over rice noodles. I love the gochujang spicy sauce but more of it would have made the dish to...