For Your Bento! Lightly-Flavored Stewed Shrimp

For Your Bento! Lightly-Flavored Stewed Shrimp

Although I love deep-fried shrimp, sometimes it's nice change things up. All you have to do is boil them at night, and peel them in the morning.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Prawns (black tiger variety)
10 to 12
★Japanese dashi stock
1 cup (200 ml)
★ Sake
50 ml
★ Sugar
1/2 tablespoon
★ Salt
1/2 teaspoon


1. (The night before) Without peeling the shrimp, de-vein by pulling the vein through the sections of the shell, rinse, and pat dry.
2. Boil the ★ ingredients in a pot, leaving on the shells, add the shrimp and simmer for 3 minutes, removing any scum that may rise to the surface (I used an 18 cm pot for 12 shrimp.)
3. Remove from heat, and let rest in the broth. Once it has cooled down, chill in the refrigerator overnight.
4. (The following day) Remove the shells and legs from the shrimp, and pack into your bento.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was taken from my notes I wrote more than a decade ago.