Sesame Shrimp With Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the book The Seventh Daughter, by Cecilia Chiang.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make sauce - whisk together the mustard, honey, oil and soy sauce until well combined. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. In a bowl, gently mix the shrimp with salt to coat salt.
  3. Cover with cold water, slosh around a few times, drain the shrimp well, and then transfer to a cutting board.
  4. Line up 3 shallow bowls and put 1 cup flour in one.
  5. In the second, whisk together sesame oil, wine, eggs, cornstarch, baking soda and the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of the peanut oil and the 1 cup of water until well combined.
  6. In the third bowl, add sesame seeds.
  7. Heat a wok or large pot with peanut oil for deep frying over high heat until 360°F
  8. Work in batches of 4-5 shrimp at a time. For each shrimp, hold by tail, dip in flour, then batter, then sesame seeds.
  9. Deep fry in batches of 4-5 shrimp until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  10. Serve with dipping sauce.