Chinese Mustard Glazed Shrimp

These shrimps are glazed with the Chinese mustard that comes in those little packets. No, you don’t have to save one or steal one. They are simply made with dry mustard and water. And they’re hot. I mean hot. Prepared mustard has lots of other ingredients to temper the heat of dry mustard. Okay, this recipe tempers the heat with some sweet. Corn syrup and duck sauce to be exact. Actually, duck sauce comes in another of those little packets, but buy the jar!

Chinese Mustard Glazed Shrimp

Ingredients

 

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup (light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup Chinese duck sauce (or plum sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine (or sake or mirin)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 lb large shrimp, shelled and de-veined
  • 3/4 lb bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • bamboo skewers

 

Instructions

Soak the skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Use aluminium foil to line a broiler pan. Spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix the mustard with water until smooth. Stir in the corn syrup, duck sauce, wine and soy sauce. Place shrimp in a larger bowl and stir in 1/4 of this mustard mixture. Toss to coat.

Wrap half a slice of bacon around each shrimp and thread onto a skewer about an inch apart. Broil 6 inches from heat source for 8-10 minutes, turning once, until shrimp are cooked through. Brush several times with the remaining mustard glaze.

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