Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

Becky Luigart-Stayner

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 301
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Protein: 35.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 4.4mg
  • Sodium: 621mg
  • Calcium: 103mg

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

Preparation

  1. Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Set aside.
  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 $8. --Karen MacNeil
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