Cucumber Shrimp Boats

These cucumber shrimp boats are packed with flavor and texture, thanks to a spicy mayo drizzle, soy-sauce shrimp and crunchy umami furikake. We use mini cucumbers, but if you can't find them, you can swap in two regular cucumbers. Be sure to squeeze out the liquid from the scooped-out cucumber to prevent sogginess.

Cucumber Shrimp Boats
Photo: Photographer: Fred Hardy II, Food Stylist: Ali Ramee, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 mini cucumbers

  • 1 tablespoon minced pickled ginger

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • cup Kewpie mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 2 teaspoons furikake


  1. Slice cucumbers lengthwise; scoop out the insides to create hollow boats. Chop the scooped-out cucumber; place in a clean dish towel and squeeze out excess moisture. Transfer to a small bowl. Add ginger, cilantro and vinegar to the squeezed cucumber; stir to combine. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Toss together shrimp, oil and soy sauce in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp in an even layer to the skillet; cook until opaque on both sides and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Stir together mayonnaise and sambal oelek in a small bowl. Divide rice evenly among the cucumber boats; top each boat with 3 shrimp. Top with some of the cucumber relish, and drizzle with spicy mayonnaise. Sprinkle with furikake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 boats
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Vitamin A 240IU 5%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 26mcg 22%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 307mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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