FRESH Ideas for Chinese Food at Home
Sesame Orange Shrimp
2 large egg whites
¼ cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
salt and pepper
1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha (more or less, if desired)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, cornstarch, sesame seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until frothy. Add shrimp, and toss to coat. Heat 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 to finish all of the shrimp. Remove oil from the pan and wipe skillet with a paper towel. Add orange juice, soy sauce, sriracha and sugar. Boil over high heat until syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup, 4 to 5 minutes. Add sesame oil. Return shrimp to skillet; add green onions, and cook until heated through and coated with sauce, about 1 minute.
Can't find what you're looking for?