These crunchy shrimp have a wonderful taste and the recipe only requires ingredients that most people keep on hand anyway. I also like the fact that it takes about 20 minutes. I recommend getting some white rice going first, to serve with this dish. While the rice is cooking, you can get the shrimp ready.
- 1 large egg white
- 1⁄8 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄8 cup sesame seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
- 2 -3 tablespoons oil
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes or 1⁄4 teaspoon sriracha sauce or 1 red chili pepper, minced with seeds removed
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 -3 green onions, sliced
- Dry off shrimp (especially if just thawed).
- In medium bowl, whisk the egg whites and cornstarch with fork, add sesame seeds, salt, pepper and stir.
- Add shrimp and toss (recipe up to this point can be done 1-2 hours ahead of time).
- Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once pan is hot and oil is shimmery, lay 1/2 shrimp so that they are not touching eachother in single layer on pan and let cook 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp and cook other side two minutes. Remove onto plate lined with paper towel and repeat this step with leftover oil and shrimp.
- Wipe skillet with paper towel if there is oil remaining. Add orange juice and soy sauce and turn up heat to high. Add red pepper (or sriracha) and sugar and boil until reduced by 1/2 (5 minutes).
- Add the shrimp to skillet, coat with sauce and re-heat (1 minute).
- Add green onions to pan, stir, and serve immediately.
This recipe is great! I have a ton of oranges to use so this recipe was perfect. I actually used fresh squeezed orange juice. I did however make a couple of changes because I did not have all the ingredients on hand. I used polenta instead of cornstarch and I used red pepper flakes instead of the dried peppers. I must say the polenta used as a coating was really good. It gave the shrimp a nice crunch. My husband was very pleased with this dish. He said it was a pleasant surprise. This is something we will be eating again.
I made this for dinner tonight....it is delicious. I definitely will make it again as we eat lots of shrimp and I like to find a variety of recipes. There is one thing I would like to remind everyone....I forgot to add the chopped green onions when I served this. I was enjoying the dish when I remembered, so added them to my serving...I couldn't believe the depth of flavor they added to the dish. I didn't think a garnish would make that much difference...but I was sure wrong.!! Thanks for a new and flavorful recipe......and especially one that was so easy to prepare. Donna
This was featured on the cover page today and we loved it! It makes more than enough for 2; really more for 4. I followed the recipe exactly as written. The batter for the shrimp was so good I would use it alone. It took me more than 20 min to prepare. I used white basmatic rice from Trader Joe's with it. This goes on my favorite list!