These simple-to-make glazed shrimp have a surprisingly complex flavor. Sake, a Japanese rice wine, lends a savory-sweet note that’s enhanced by the honey, while fresh limes and hot pepper sauce add zing.
In a 12-inch skillet, combine the honey, sake, lime juice and zest, garlic, ginger, hot sauce, and 1tsp. salt and stir until thoroughly mixed. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then add the shrimp, toss to coat, and cook until just pink and opaque throughout, about 1 minute per side.
Transfer the shrimp to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon or tongs. Bring the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, adding any juice that has accumulated from the shrimp, until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 10 minutes. Pour the sauce over the shrimp, sprinkle with the cilantro, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Serve over white rice for a main dish, or with toasted bread as an appetizer.
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