Monday, June 1, 2015

Orange Shrimp

Orange Shrimp

Hi Sea food lovers, I bet you gonna love this recipe. Shrimp coated with a delicate batter, cooked in sesame oil to perfection which remains the shrimp juicy and coated with a tangy and sweet orange sauce. Orange shrimp is an Chinese delicacy with oceanic flavor.

Let's chit-chat about shrimp vs Prawn for some time

Every time when I cook shrimp (In America) or prawn (In India), I wonder wants the difference between shrimp and prawn. No worries, world is in our hands in the form of small device. We can find every thing in it. Finally came to know that, Shrimp will be small in size, with small legs and have claws only on two pairs, where Prawn will be large in size with large legs and have claws on three pairs. In India, we use the word prawn exclusively, as in America the word shrimp is used more.

Orange Shrimp

Let's see how to cook Shrimp or Prawn

Shrimp and prawn may vary in size and cost but they almost taste alike. Shrimp and prawn will take very less time to cook and if they are cooked for long time they will become rubbery. Uncooked shrimp will be straight. When they are cooked,  they will turn into pink and curled into C shape. If they are over cooked they will turn into O shape.

Take egg white and add cornstarch, little salt and whisk  till frothy.

Throw in shrimp and coat them with the batter

Heat oil in a pan and fry shrimp .

Flip to the other side, cook and keep aside.

To the same pan add little oil and saute the chopped garlic for a sec.

Add orange juice, soy sauce, little salt, brown sugar and cook till
sauce thickens.

Add shrimp to the sauce and coat well with the sauce


  • Shrimp - 1 lb
  • Egg white - 1
  • Cornstarch - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Spring onion for garnishing

For Sauce

  • Fresh Orange Juice - 1/2 cup
  • Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves- 2, chopped
  • Brown Sugar - 1/2 tsp or to taste (We can also use white sugar or honey)
  • Red Chili Flakes - 1 tsp (optional, I skipped them)
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and clean the shrimp and let them dry by placing them on a kitchen towel.
  • Crack egg and separate white and yoke.
  • To the egg white add cornstarch, little salt and whisk it until there are no lumps and little frothy.
  • Add the shrimp to the mixture and coat shrimp well and let it sit for  5 to 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add shrimp and cook them. When they turn pink on side flip them to the other side and cook. (Don't over cook them). Dish-out and keep them aside.
  • For Sauce, add oil to the same pan, when oil is hot enough add garlic and saute for a minute. Add orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and little salt and cook till the sauce become little thick for 5 minutes. If you want to make it spicy add chili flakes.
  • Add shrimp to the sauce and toss them till they are well coated with sauce. Switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with spring onion and serve immediately.
Orange Shrimp


  1. Oh this is a gourmet delight. Delicate, tangy, fragrant and delicious. I am loving your idea of using fresh orange juice and infusing garlic too. Very nice

  2. Love it. Must be tasting tangy and Yummy!Too gud dear

    1. Ya, little tangy and little sweet....Thank you dear...

  3. Lovely recipe dear..loved the use of orange..will try for sure!!