Midweek hunger can be solved by a heaping mound of fierceness with a subtle side of rawr. Kidding aside, our version of tiger sauce, a mix of ponzu, Sriracha, and other sauces, coats these delicate shrimp. Served with jasmine rice and charred sugar snap peas, this meal will have you purring and licking your paws like the most satisfied of jungle cats.
Bring a small pot with rice and 1½ cups water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes. While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Remove strings from sugar snap peas, if necessary. Trim and thinly slice green onions on an angle. Pat shrimp dry, and season both sides with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
Sear the Shrimp
Heat a medium non-stick pan over high heat. Add 2 tsp. olive oil and shrimp to hot pan and cook undisturbed until shrimp is charred, 2-3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate. Shrimp will finish cooking in a later step. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Cook the Sugar Snap Peas
Return pan used to sear shrimp to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and sugar snap peas to hot pan and cook until peas start to blister, 1-2 minutes. Stir in half the ginger (reserve remaining for sauce) and cook 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove peas to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean. Cooking sugar snap peas so quickly helps them retain their vibrant color and crunch.
Finish Shrimp and Tiger Sauce
Return pan used to cook sugar snap peas to high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, remaining ginger, and half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish) to hot pan and cook 30 seconds. Add tomato juice, ponzu, honey, and miso and cook until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Return shrimp and any accumulated juices to pan and cook until shrimp is glazed and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 1-2 minutes. Add Sriracha (to taste).
Plate the Dish
Scoop rice onto a plate. Add a serving of shrimp and sugar snap peas next to rice. Top shrimp with sauce. Garnish with remaining green onions.