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Shrimp Cocktail

with Mango and Cucumber
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Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail - An Asian twist on an American classic

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Health Score:
7,9 / 10
1 hr
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Nutritional values

Little fat and plenty of protein turn the Japanese finger food into a light evening snack that is satiating without being heavy: the calorie content of the snacks is hardly noticeable.

The equally handsome and delicious classic - also known as "hand roll sushi" - is made easier if you take ready-to-cook shrimp without the shell.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie185 kcal(9 %)
Protein14 g(14 %)
Fat2 g(2 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2.9 mg(24 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin5.1 mg(43 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate55 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.7 μg(23 %)
Vitamin C15 mg(16 %)
Potassium280 mg(7 %)
Calcium76 mg(8 %)
Magnesium58 mg(19 %)
Iron2.6 mg(17 %)
Iodine87 μg(44 %)
Zinc2.1 mg(26 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.4 g
Uric acid71 mg
Cholesterol91 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 ounces Sushi rice
1 ½ tablespoons Rice vinegar
½ tablespoon Mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
6 shrimp (without heads, each approximately 60 grams)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon liquid honey
1 Cucumber (200 grams)
½ Mango (150 grams)
3 sheets Nori seaweed
2 sprigs Basil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon Wasabi paste
Pickled ginger (to taste)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Brush, 1 Grill pan, 1 Peeler, 1 Pot (with lid), 1 Sieve, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Small pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 large Bowl, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Paper towel, 1 Grilling tongs

Preparation steps

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 1

Rinse sushi rice with cold water in a sieve until the water runs clear. Drain for about 20 minutes, then transfer to a pot with 250 ml (approximately 1 cup) of water and bring to boil.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 2

Cook uncovered for 2 minutes, then covered for and additional 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat, remove lid and cover rice with a kitchen towel. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 3

In a small pot, combine rice vinegar and mirin with sugar and salt over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Place the rice in a bowl and spread apart slightly to speed cooling. Pour the vinegar mixture over the rice and allow to cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 4

Meanwhile, peel and devein shrimp.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 5

Butterfly the shrimp by slicing from the tail to the head without cutting all the way through. Rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 6

Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce and honey in a small bowl. Add shrimp, mix well and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 7

In the meantime, rinse and dry cucumber, remove ends and cut the cucumber lengthwise. Scrape away seeds with a spoon and cut into narrow strips about 5 cm (approximately 2 inches) long.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 8

Peel the mango, cut into slices around the pit, then cut lengthwise into about 5 mm (approximately 1/4-inch) wide strips.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 9

Cut nori sheets in half diagonally. Rinse basil and pat dry and remove leaves from stems.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 10

Heat sesame oil in a pan. Drain shrimp and cook on each side for 1 minute.

Shrimp Cocktail preparation step 11

With wet hands, shape rice into 6 uniformly-sized balls. Place a half sheet of nori on the palm of your hand, add 1 rice ball in the center and add a little wasabi paste.


Place 1 shrimp, some mango, cucumber and basil onto nori sheet and press to form. Roll nori sheet into a cone shape around the contents. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with remaining soy sauce and pickled ginger to taste.