Pan-Fried Sake Shirmp


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
12 Key West pink shrimp with tails on, deveined
1/3 cup sake
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
12 mini bamboo skewers


1. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add garlic, ginger, and red peper flakes, and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until shrimp begin to curl. Add sake and soy sauce. Cool for another 2 to 3 minuntes. Add butter, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Season to taste. Stir in parsley and turn off burner.

2. Place one skewer in each shrimp and serve warm with crusty bread.

Nutritional analysis: 97 calories; 6 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 3 g protein; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 131 mg sodium