We adapted today's recipe from one by FoodBuzz-featured publisher Kevin Lynch of Toronto, Canada, author of the Closet Cooking blog.
As Kevin says, “Basically you want to balance the flavor of the orange with a bit of saltiness from the soy sauce, some tang from the vinegar, a touch of sweetness from the honey and some spicy chili heat.”
“The net result is a dish of succulent shrimp covered in a sauce with the aroma and flavor of oranges that just dances on your tongue.”
“I made these shrimp as more of an appetizer but you could easily turn this into a meal by adding a few vegetables and maybe some cashews and serving it on rice or noodles.”
Spicy Orange Shrimp
Makes 4 servings
1 tablespoon garlic (grated)
1 tablespoon ginger (grated) 1 orange (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon chili sauce (or to taste)
1 handful cilantro (chopped)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the shrimp and sauté until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side and set aside.
- Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.
- Add the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, rice wine, honey and chili sauce, deglaze the pan and simmer to reduce to a sauce like consistency.
- Remove from heat and mix in the shrimp and cilantro.
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