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Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
James & Peteeboy

James & Peteeboy

Colossal-size shrimp seasoned and fried crispy with honey, orange, garlic, and red pepper. You can dress this up with either orange, lemon, or lime zest and fresh thinly-sliced basil.

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  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 51g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 160 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Wash shrimp well and submerge in cold water in a bowl; set shrimp aside.
  2. Place cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid, close the lid, and shake several times to mix. Place half the wet shrimp into the container, cover, and shake to coat shrimp with cornstarch mixture. Remove shrimp to a platter and repeat with remaining shrimp.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil is hot and shimmering but not smoking. Tap excess cornstarch from the shrimp and pan-fry in batches until shrimp are opaque inside and brown and crisp outside, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain cooked shrimp on paper towels while you fry the remaining shrimp.
  4. Clean skillet and pour in honey; bring to a boil over medium heat and stir in orange zest, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Serve hot shrimp on a serving platter drizzled with honey sauce to taste.
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Reviews

Asche111
15

Asche111

10/11/2012

This recipe is very tasty. Next time we will definitely cut down on the honey, a full cup is way too much. We just drizzled the sauce on the shrimp and it turned out great.

Tracy
13

Tracy

7/14/2012

This was sooooo good! I followed a reviewers advice to reduce the honey sauce by half - perfect amount. I was looking for more of a sweet and spicy sauce but between pure honey and orange zest it was way more sweet and not enough spicy so I doubled the cayenne. Next time I will reduce the orange zest, keep the cayenne amount the same, and add additional spice with beautiful flecks of crushed red pepper.

MatnNat
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MatnNat

8/20/2012

This shrimp was delicious! I also cut the honey by half and used 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes instead of cayenne. The sauce came out really thick but that's probably because I accidentally let it simmer too long. I didn't really measure the lemon juice, but I should have because it was a little sweet and the right amount of lemon would have made it perfect. I also put the shrimp into the pan with the sauce and completely coated them instead of drizzling the sauce. I would definitely make this again.

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