This holiday season we’re counting memories not calories and indulging in all the appetizers before the New Year! Try this Grilled Japanese Shrimp Cocktail with Sweet Ginger Sauce this weekend!

Grilled Japanese Shrimp Cocktail with Sweet Ginger Sauce

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 36 mins


Shrimp & Marinade

  • 1 lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Sweet Ginger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger


Preheat grill to 500 degrees. Peel shrimp but do not remove the tails. Melt 3 tbsp of butter and add to a medium sized mixing bowl. To that bowl add the remainder of the marinade ingredients: soy sauce, minced garlic, minced ginger, lemon juice. Add shrimp and fold with rubber spatula until coated. Set aside for 10-15 minutes at room temperature. In a separate mixing bowl add all sauce ingredient and whisk until combined. Set aside until ready for use. If refrigerating and serving at a later time microwave for 10 seconds to melt any coagulated butter. Grill shrimp for approximately two minutes on each side. Serve hot with room temperature sauce. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1210kcal Calories from fat 1117
% Daily Value
Total Fat 124g 191%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 2995mg 125%
Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g