Simmered Shrimp for the New Year's Feast

Simmered Shrimp for the New Year's Feast

This is usually made as a New Year's dish, intended to represent 'living so long that your back bends', but it can also be easily made as a congratulatory gift or even a normal side dish.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Jumbo shrimp
※Bonito soup stock powder


1. Cut the whiskers of shrimp, cut the tails diagonally, and use a skewer to pull out the vein from the backs.
2. Coat the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of sake (not listed) and let sit for 10 minutes. Pour on boiling water to remove the smell.
3. Combine the ※ ingredients and bring to a boil. Add in the shrimp and place a lid directly on top of the water. Simmer for 2 minutes, turn off the heat, and leave as is until cooled. The flavor seeps into the shrimp while cooling.
4. Once they have cooled down, they're finished. For storage, seal them in a container with the broth and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
5. I used them as part of the New Year's celebration meal.
6. I put them in New Year's soup.

Story Behind this Recipe

My grandmother always made these for New Year's and for celebratory events when I was a kid. I tried to recreate her recipe.