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Grilled Shrimp in Miso Butter

Grilled Shrimp in Miso Butter is a tantalizing dish that combines succulent shrimp with a luscious and savory miso butter glaze. The shrimp are perfectly grilled to tender perfection, while the miso butter imparts a rich umami flavor with hints of garlic, lemon, and ginger. Each bite delivers a harmonious blend of smoky, buttery, and slightly sweet notes that dance on the palate, making it a delightful and indulgent seafood experience.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter, miso paste, minced garlic, lemon juice, honey, and grated ginger. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Thread the peeled and deveined shrimp onto skewers, allowing space between each shrimp.
  4. Brush the shrimp with the miso butter mixture, coating them evenly on both sides.
  5. Place the shrimp skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become rubbery.
  6. Remove the shrimp skewers from the grill and transfer them to a serving platter. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro, if desired.
  7. Serve the Grilled Shrimp with Miso Butter as a delicious appetizer or as part of a main course. You can accompany them with a side of rice or a fresh salad.

Wine Pairing

When it comes to pairing wine with Grilled Shrimp with Miso Butter, you’ll want a wine that complements the savory and umami flavors of the dish. Here are some wine suggestions:

  1. Sauvignon Blanc: A crisp and acidic Sauvignon Blanc can be a fantastic pairing. Look for a Sauvignon Blanc with citrusy notes, herbal undertones, and a refreshing acidity. The wine’s bright and zesty character can complement the flavors of the shrimp and cut through the richness of the miso butter.
  2. Chardonnay: For a white wine with a bit more body and richness, consider a Chardonnay. Look for a Chardonnay with moderate oak influence and flavors of tropical fruits, butter, and vanilla. The wine’s creamy texture and balanced acidity can complement the grilled shrimp and enhance the flavors of the miso butter.
  3. Rosé: A dry or off-dry Rosé can provide a versatile and refreshing pairing. Opt for a Rosé with good acidity and fruit-forward notes. The wine’s crispness and red fruit flavors can provide a pleasant contrast to the savory and slightly sweet flavors of the dish.
  4. Pinot Noir: If you prefer a red wine option, go for a light to medium-bodied Pinot Noir. Look for a Pinot Noir with bright red fruit flavors, gentle tannins, and a hint of earthiness. The wine’s elegant and versatile profile can complement the grilled shrimp without overpowering them.
  5. Sake: For an authentic Japanese pairing, consider serving the dish with a quality sake. Look for a dry or semi-dry sake with crisp acidity and a clean finish. The subtle flavors and delicate nature of the sake can harmonize with the flavors of the shrimp and miso butter.