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Crispy Honey-Orange Fried Shrimp

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
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).