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rice bowl piled high with shrimp and veggies

Homemade Hibachi Shrimp Recipe

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  • Author: Christina
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x



1 pound medium-large shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1 tablespoon neutral oil

1 tablespoon butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon sesame oil

Pinch of white pepper

Sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. To begin, make the hibachi sauce. Combine light soy sauce, honey, fresh squeezed lemon juice, sesame oil and a pinch of white pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Clean and devein shrimp, or, if already cleaned, rinse and dry the raw shrimp and set aside.
  3. Heat a cast iron or other large skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil (or other neutral oil) to the hot pan, then the minced garlic. Cook for about a minute, until fragrant, but take care not to burn the garlic at all. Add the shrimp to the hot skillet. Stir fry for about 2 minutes, until almost cooked through.
  4. Add the traditional hibachi sauce into the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes, allowing the shrimp to finish and the sauce to cling to the shrimp. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan and remove from heat, letting the butter melt into the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  5. Top with sesame seeds, for garnish, and serve shrimp hibachi with Japanese Fried Rice or white rice, hibachi vegetables and homemade yum yum sauce.


Chicken or steak can be substituted for shrimp for all the non-pescatarians in your life!

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Easy Recipes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American