Recipe: Skewered Shrimp with Ginger Soy Glaze, Sesame Soba
Shrimp & Glaze:
2 C. Water
3/4 C. Sugar
1 C. Naturally brewed soy sauce
1/4 C. Bonita flakes (hanakatsu)
6 Inches Dried kelp (konbu), rinsed
1 Large Knob fresh ginger, peeled
1 Head Garlic, smashed and peeled
24-36 Shrimp, shelled and deveined
12 Bamboo skewers, soaked
For glaze, combine all ingredients except shrimp and skewers; boil, stirring often. Add cornstarch slowly and boil briefly. Allow mixture to cool. Thread shrimp, 2-3 shrimp per order, onto bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning). Grill, basting often with glaze.
Cook soba noodles in salted water, drain and chill. Combine remaining ingredients, toss with chilled soba noodles.
Yield: 12 Servings.