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.
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
How to Make It
Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Set aside.
Combine juice, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and chile paste, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
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.
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
Made this last night. It was to die for. Only used 1lb of shrimp, but made all of the sauce.
Cut the honey to 1 tbsp, and used the orange zest as previously suggested. I used prepared ginger in the tube. We used the Udon noodles as suggested. Added extra scalloins as garnish
Served it with steamed sugar snaps seasoned with a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil, then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.
The presentation was beautiful, but the taste was better. This is definitely a dish I would serve to guests!!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent...the whole family loved it. I felt that it needed more sauce, though. I coated shrimp in 2T cornstarch (plus a little salt and pepper.) Then used 2/3C orange juice rather than 1/4 C which is called for. Left the other sauce ingredients more or less the same. Added a spritz of lime juice at the end for freshness. Also added a small can of sliced water chestnuts, and some broccoli (precooked in microwave.) Served with rice noodles. Will make again.
This is a great recipe. Fast simple and great taste. I used too much garlic - 3 large cloves - will use half that next time. We like hot peppers in my family but a tablespoon of chili paste was too much. Will back off of that next time as well. This is sooo good that it will go into our regular rotation. Yummmmmy!!
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