Sesame Orange Shrimp


Allie prepares this quick Sesame Shrimp with a delicious orange sauce. Lightly battered, then fried until crisp and golden, it can be cooked in no time, and offers an authentic Asian flavor.

Prep time: 25 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4



  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1- 1/2 lb. medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus more if needed
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 scallions trimmed and thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until frothy. Add shrimp, and toss to coat.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in two or three batches, cook shrimp until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add more oil to skillet if necessary for remaining batches.
  3. Wipe 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 to 5 minutes. Return shrimp to skillet; add scallions, and cook until heated through and coated with sauce, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 419 calories; 23.3 grams fat; 32.2 grams protein; 20.4 grams carbohydrates; 1.5 grams fiber
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