Spot Shrimp with Miso Butter

Spot Shrimp with Miso Butter

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Spot Shrimp with Miso Butter | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
Serves: 4


  • ½ package (1 pound) spot shrimp, shells and tails removed
  • 1 cup sake or white wine
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon butter, cubed and softened
  • 1 lime, zested and cut in half
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Prepare Sauce

In a small pot, bring sake, rice wine vinegar, mirin, shallot and ginger to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid reduces to less than ¼ cup and has thickened.

Finish Sauce

Strain the shallot and ginger out of the sauce. Off heat, whisk in the miso paste until smooth.

Cook Shrimp

In a medium skillet, gently sauté shrimp over medium-low heat in 1 tsp butter until they just start to curl, about 1 minute per side.

Add Butter

Just before serving, quickly whisk 2 tbsp cubed and softened butter into the miso sauce with a sprinkle of salt. For a warmer or thinner sauce, heat gently on low heat until warm, but not too hot (the sauce will separate if too hot).


Spoon miso sauce on the bottom of each plate, then set the shrimp on top of the sauce. Sprinkle shrimp with lime zest, a squeeze of lime juice, and some green onion. Finish with a sprinkle of salt & pepper.

Louisa's pro cooking tip: The serving size is light, so eat this as either an appetizer or as a main course served with a hearty side. Louisa serves it with a side of brussel sprouts tossed with the leftover shallots & ginger, half a sliced green apple, salt & pepper, EVOO, and some lime juice.

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*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Boat Deck Cookin'

with Danen Vest

Our Director of Alaska Operations, Danen Vest, melds his technical background in aerospace engineering with his personal background in catching and cooking amazing seafood to bring you a rendering of our spot shrimp with miso butter... Except this one got a bit messed up--the miso butter should be thicker, Danen!

Spot Shrimp with Miso Butter Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares
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