Sesame Orange Shrimp! [A Recipe]

by - 11:24 AM

I've been trying to keep up a Pescetarian diet but when it comes to Orange Chicken, I fail. Miserably. Nom noming everything in sight.

But fortunately, there's a solution! *Angels begin singing*

Sesame Orange Shrimp.

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds [ maybe even less]
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more if needed
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce [or sweet and sour]
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, sesame seeds, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper until frothy. [Do not use a fork! It will clump the cornstarch, you will definitely need a whisk.] Add shrimp and toss to coat.

    2. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook the shrimp until golden and crisp. [About 2-3 minutes per side]. Add more oil to skillet if necessary for remaining batches.

    3. Four words: Paper towel landing pad. Transfer the
    shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

    *Click photo to make mouth water*

    4. Wipe the skillet with a paper towel. Add orange Juice, soy sauce, and sugar. Boil over high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup [4-5 minutes] Return shrimp to skillet; add scallions and sweet chili sauce. Cook until heated through and coated with sauce.

    You guys are gonna hate me for this but I couldn't take a picture of the finished recipe because the friends and I nom nom'd everything to death. So this picture from OrganicThrifty will have to do.

    Serve with rice and vegetables!! Makes 4 servings.

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