• February 26, 2015

    Crispy Honey-Orange Fried Shrimp

    0 0 vote
    Article Rating

    How is everyone doing? Buried under snow? Experiencing a deep-freeze? How about some sunny citrus to brighten things up?

    I love shrimp because they’re super quick to cook on a weeknight, they’re lean, they offer a wonderful sweet brininess, and they take well to a myriad of flavours. They are a staple in my freezer for easy, last-minute dinners.

    In this recipe, shrimp are dunked in egg white, dredged in cornstarch, and quickly pan-fried until golden. Then they’re tossed in a super-flavourful syrupy sauce of orange juice, honey, ginger and chile.

    The whole thing takes about 15 minutes, and you’ll be rewarded with plump, crispy fried shrimp and a highly addictive sticky sauce that plays with sweet, spicy and sour.

    I wish I had more stories for you today, but I’m staring out my window drawing a blank. So I’m just going to send you all warm, sunny thoughts, and I’m not going to tell you how mild and beautiful it has been in Vancouver… you don’t want to know that we’ve been building sandcastles at the beach and drawing with sidewalk chalk… that’d just be mean. 🙂

    Crispy Honey-Orange Fried Shrimp

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    Servings: 4 servinggs
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


    • ¾ cup orange juice
    • 3 tbsp honey
    • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
    • 1 tsp crushed red chile
    • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
    • 2 egg whites
    • ¾ tsp kosher salt
    • 3 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil


    • Combine orange juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger and crushed chile in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook a few minutes until syrupy. Remove from heat.
    • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
    • Meanwhile, whisk egg whites in a medium bowl until frothy. In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and salt. Working in batches, dip shrimp first in the egg whites and then in the cornstarch. Fry shrimp until golden and opaque, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to saucepan with orange sauce and toss to coat (rewarm the sauce first if needed).
    Tried this recipe?tag @foodess

    0 0 vote
    Article Rating

    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

    Notify of
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments


    Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox to confirm.
    Simple Stir Fry Sauce Recipe March 2, 2020
    Easy, 3-Ingredient Stir-Fry Sauce

    This 3-ingredient Stir-Fry Sauce recipe is easy and delicious. Simply whisk and pour it over your stir fry. Meet your new instant weeknight staple!

    June 14, 2019
    Best-Ever Creamy Asian Dressing

    This Creamy Asian Dressing, my friends, is the Asian dressing of my dreams and the salad dressing of my summer.

    It takes just four ingredients and 2 minutes to make the most addictively flavourful sweet-savoury-creamy-umami dressing you’ve ever had.

    October 25, 2018
    Shrimp Pizza with Garlicky Cream Sauce

    This Shrimp Pizza is the pizza incarnation of shrimp fettuccine alfredo. The sauce and shrimp are made in the same pot making an easy weeknight dinner.

    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x