Easy Hibachi Style Shrimp

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I love going to a hibachi restaurant and ordering hibachi steak and fried rice. When I want all the deliciousness and not the calories, I make this easy hibachi style shrimp! It is bursting with flavor and has almost no cooking time.

This hibachi shrimp recipe is perfect when you want to have takeout but are also wanting to eat healthier. It tastes like a total cheat with much lower saturated fat!

What is Hibachi?

Hibachi is a traditional Japanese cooking device that is flat, similar to a griddle. It has charcoal underneath it which gets the cooking surface very hot. With this style of cooking, the food is cooked directly on the grill surface in a similar style to stir fry. This cooking process is how it gets that great charred hibachi flavor!

I think the best part of this dish is probably the homemade yum yum sauce!
easy Hibachi style shrimp in white bowls
Hibachi style shrimp

What Do I Need to Make Hibachi Shrimp?

While the complete list of ingredients is available below, here is a break down of what you will need to make one of my favorite hibachi dinners!

  • Shrimp
  • Sesame oil
  • Red bell pepper
  • Snap peas
  • Garlic cloves
  • Soy sauce
  • Low fat mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Green onion
Hibachi shrimp and yum yum sauce in white bowls
Hibachi style shrimp

How to Prepare the Best Hibachi Style Shrimp

While the full recipe instructions are available below, here are some tips to make the best shrimp dinner!

  • Since I do not own a hibachi grill, I am going to replicate this cooking style by getting my pan very hot before cooking. Heat a large skillet or electric griddle on medium high heat without any oil in it for a few minutes. We want our cooking to get very hot to mimic that delicious hibachi style of cooking. While we wait for our large pan to get hot, we will dab our room temperature tender shrimp with a paper towel to ensure they are dry. This is important, because it helps to achieve that charred flavor of the traditional hibachi cooking method.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the sesame oil and shrimp in a single layer. Because the pan is so hot, the shrimp cooks very fast! It will only take two to three minutes for the shrimp to get charred and cooked through. Once the shrimp is ready, remove it from the hot pan and set aside. Now, we will cook the fresh produce! Once the shrimp has been removed, add the peppers, snap peas, and garlic to the hot pan. In a couple minutes, the veggies will get charred and start to soften.
  • At this point, add your soy sauce and deglaze the pan, stirring up any browned bits on the bottom. This is important, because it will add lots of flavor. As the soy sauce reduces, add the shrimp back to the pan and heat through. Remove from heat and serve in a small bowl over brown rice or white rice topped with green onions, sesame seeds, and sauce!

How to Make Homemade Yum Yum Sauce

While which sauce you use is a matter of personal preferences, I think the best part of this dish is probably the homemade yum yum sauce!

  • In a small bowl, whisk together your mayonnaise, ketchup, sesame oil, sriracha, ground ginger, garlic powder, and paprika. You could also add a little lemon juice. Once the sauce is well combined, serve it over your hibachi shrimp!

You could easily prepare this in advance of cooking your shrimp and it stores easily. Refrigerate in a separate container from your shrimp and veggies.

Hibachi shrimp and yum yum sauce in white bowls
Hibachi style shrimp

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Easy Hibachi Style Shrimp

I love going to a hibachi restaurant and ordering hibachi steak and fried rice. When I want all the deliciousness and not the calories, I make this easy hibachi style shrimp! It is bursting with flavor and has almost no cooking time.

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

For the Hibachi Shrimp:

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, diced (approx. 1 medium)
  • 1 cup snap peas, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

For the Yum Yum Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of half fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Instructions

For the Hibachi Shrimp:

  1. Heat your skillet over medium high heat for a couple of minutes, until the pan is very hot. While you wait for the pan to heat, dab the shrimp dry. Once the pan is sufficiently hot, add the sesame oil and shrimp to the pan. Do not stir it. Let the shrimp get slightly charred before stirring. The shrimp will cook quickly - approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Once cooked through, remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the pepper, peas, and garlic to the hot pan. Let it start to char. Once the veggies start to soften - in approximately 3 to 5 minutes - add the soy sauce to deglaze the pan. Stir up the browned bits on the bottom to add flavor. Once the soy sauce starts to thicken, add the shrimp back to heat it through. Remove from heat and serve over rice with green onions, sesame seeds, and your favorite sauce!

For the Yum Yum Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined. Enjoy!

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