Healthy Shrimp Dishes; Three Delightful and Nourishing Creations!


Shrimp is an excellent ingredient for a nourishing meal. Let’s make low-calorie spring rolls, an umami-rich soup, and creamy gratin using shrimp!

Shrimp: high-protein, low-calorie ingredient


Shrimp is a versatile ingredient. It is rich in protein, low in fat, and packed with nutrients like taurine, vitamin E, astaxanthin, and calcium. Its delicious umami flavor makes it suitable for a wide variety of dishes. To take advantage of this nutritious ingredient, here are  three dishes that incorporate different cooking techniques to boost your nutrient intake.

    Health and Nutrition Spotlight:

  • Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls: Cooked in the pan instead of deep-frying
  • Shrimp Balls and Bok Choy Soup: Combined with vegetables to enhance its nutritional value
  • Soymilk Gratin with Shrimp and Chinese Yam: Broiled in a velvety sauce made from vegetables

Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

162kcal | Protein 10.0g | Fat 4.5g | Carbohydrates 19.0g

Wrap shrimp and celery seasoned with tomato ketchup and ponzu sauce in the spring roll wrapper, then cook in a frying pan instead of deep frying. These spring rolls are low-calorie and flavorful. As the wrappers are made of wheat flour, they will fill you up, which are great for snacking.

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Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

Shrimp Balls and Bok Choy Soup

102kcal | Protein 15.5g | Fat 0.3g | Carbohydrates 7.6g

Mince shrimp to make these fluffy shrimp balls. Once you learn this technique, you can modify the recipe with your favorite soup stock or cut vegetables. This recipe uses nutritious bok choy, but you can also use daikon radish or carrots. The soup absorbs the umami flavor of the shrimp, for a delicious outcome.

Soymilk Gratin with Shrimp and Yam

275kcal | Protein 28.1g | Fat 9.0g | Carbohydrates 20g

This recipe uses grated Japanese yamaimo yam and soymilk to create a creamy white sauce. Adding Kikkoman Soy Sauce as a hidden flavor enhancer makes the dish light yet satisfying. Sprinkle bacon and cheese at the end for an even more flavor. The broccoli and yam provide a variety of textures, ensuring a gratifying meal from start to finish.

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These three recipes are also featured on our Instagram account. Alongside healthy recipes, our account offers a fun glimpse into Japanese culture, regrams from our fans  who cooked our  recipes from the Kikkoman Group, and recipe introductions from our overseas group companies. If you make a shrimp dish, tag it with #KikkomanLife and share your wonderful cooking experiences with us!

Published on Mar 14, 2024