Sesame-Orange Shrimp

(from fearama’s recipe box)

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves 2 people

Categories: Fish


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds (white, black or a mix)
  • 1 large egg whites
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 per pound)
  • 1 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup dry sherry (see Note)
  • 1 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


  1. Whisk sesame seeds, egg whites, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the shrimp and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the rest of the shrimp.

  3. Add orange juice, sherry, soy sauce and sugar to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately, with scallion sprinkled on top.

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