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Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Neutral-tasting canola oil allows the flavors of orange juice, honey, ginger, and chiles in the sauce to shine. It can also withstand the heat of stir-frying in this tasty take on sweet-and-sour shrimp. Serve over rice or udon noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 301
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 35.3 g
  • carbohydrate 16.8 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 259 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 621 mg
  • calcium 103 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Set aside.

    Peeling, Deveining, and Butterflying Shrimp
  2. Combine juice, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and chile paste, stirring with a whisk; set aside.

  3. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced ginger and garlic to pan; stir-fry for 15 seconds or until fragrant. Add shrimp mixture; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add juice mixture and onions; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens and shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.

  4. Wine note: Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce needs a wine with a lot of bold fruit to go up against the "punch" of chiles, ginger, and garlic. My favorite choice, rosé, may be conventional, but wait until you taste a good one. Rosés are fruity (like many red wines) but cool and refreshing (like a white). Try Marqués de Cáceras Rosé 2006 from Rioja, Spain. It's a steal at $ --Karen MacNeil