Rating: 3.77 stars
140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 20

This is the shrimp sauce found in Japanese steakhouses. It is sweet and pinkish-orangish in color. You can substitute fat-free mayo, butter, and 0-calorie sugar, and it still tastes great.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, white sugar, rice vinegar, melted butter, paprika and garlic powder. Mix well, cover and refrigerate.

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Nutrition Facts

161 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 3.8g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 12.1mg; sodium 117.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (112)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2005
I've made this sauce a few times actually. I went to Poland to study for 6 months and I was missing japanese food with the shrimp seafood sauce. Found this recipe and was so excited! This recipe is not bad, not exactly restaurant-style, but almost close. The portions are not right or something is missing. I can't figure it out yet. Me and my roomate agreed that it was a bit tangy (she wouldn't have it) but my husband absolutly loves this sauce and begs me to make it occasionally. I think if you add a little less rice vinegar (like 2 tblspns) and use sweet paprika it tastes better. Just adjust the portions and it will come out the way you want it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2007
This recipe is alright, its gives a start to making the sauce and I found it useful. Do not use "Miracle Whip" use best foods and I used more paprika twice as much as stated and like wise with the other ingrediants to my liking especially the butter. Do not use too much vinegar ! Please let me know if this helps. Read More
(215)
140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 3 stars
03/02/2007
This recipe is alright, its gives a start to making the sauce and I found it useful. Do not use "Miracle Whip" use best foods and I used more paprika twice as much as stated and like wise with the other ingrediants to my liking especially the butter. Do not use too much vinegar ! Please let me know if this helps. Read More
(215)
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2005
It is clear that there are several varieties of shrimp sauce. I found this recipe to be a great salad or cold shrimp dressing. For those looking for a more mellow shrimp sauce - here it is. 4 cups of mayonaise 16 oz. can peaches in heavy syrup 2 tbls. honey 1 tbls. paprika 1 tbls. soy sauce Put in blender and mix well. Read More
(179)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2005
I've made this sauce a few times actually. I went to Poland to study for 6 months and I was missing japanese food with the shrimp seafood sauce. Found this recipe and was so excited! This recipe is not bad, not exactly restaurant-style, but almost close. The portions are not right or something is missing. I can't figure it out yet. Me and my roomate agreed that it was a bit tangy (she wouldn't have it) but my husband absolutly loves this sauce and begs me to make it occasionally. I think if you add a little less rice vinegar (like 2 tblspns) and use sweet paprika it tastes better. Just adjust the portions and it will come out the way you want it. Read More
(169)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
YUM YUM! My dad LOVES this stuff. He claims it taste just like what is served in the japanese resturants:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2003
The sauce was a bit too sweet and tangy for what we get in the Japanese restaurants in my area even when we halved the sugar and rice vinegar. It would make a nice salad dressing but otherwise it wasn't what we were looking for. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2003
I thought this recipe was great. It was a little different from the sauce I was thinking about but it was just as good. The key is to let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
I am so glad someone posted this Recipe. Lime thank you so much!!! I moved to a new area about 6 years ago because I thought the resaurant I once frequented back home was Chinese and they served this delicous shrimp sauce. Well when I moved I figured the Chinese resaurants would serve the same. Every one I went in I asked for it and they just looked really confused brought the red sauce you sometimes dip shrimp in. Well I thought I'd make my own if I could find the recipe. Typed in the search engine on the computer and there it was. Easy as pie. Anyway I dont mean to be long winded but I really appreciate you posting the recipe. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2003
This is REALLY close to the shrimp sauce I am used to. It is just a tad too tangy. It may help to decrease the amount of rice vinegar or is there one ingredient missing? Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2003
This is truly excellent and tastes just like the sauce at our favorite Japanese restaurant. I used the fat free mayo and it still tastes just as great! Thanks! Read More
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