Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday Recipe

No chocolate today. Shrimp, another of my favourites, instead. This is a Cooking Light recipe which I found on

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe 
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Neutral-tasting canola oil allows the flavors of orange juice, honey, ginger, and chilies in the sauce to shine. It can also withstand the heat of stir-frying in this tasty take on sweet-and-sour shrimp. Serve over rice or udon noodles.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  1. Place shrimp in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Set aside.
  2. Combine juice, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and chili paste, stirring with a whisk; set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced ginger and garlic to pan; stir-fry for 15 seconds or until fragrant. Add shrimp mixture; stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add juice mixture and onions; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens and shrimp are done, stirring frequently. Serve immediately.
Have a great weekend
Jo (2)


  1. We just had Chinese food, and this looks much tastier than the appetizer shrimp we ordered. I like the combination with the udon noodles.


    1. I've always like Chinese noodles or Japanese.

  2. Hi Jo .. love shrimp but I don't often eat noodles ... so this looks a really tasty combination .. cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary, your comment came twice this morning. You have lots of access to fresh shrimp, living at least 1,000 miles from the ocean, we try and bring some from the Carolinas when we go. I think shrimp and noodles is a great combination, I like a shrimp risotto too.

  3. Looking forward to poppin' in during the A to Z challenge...

    1. Same as I will enjoy popping in to see your South Africa blog. Hilary Melton- Butcher will enjoy it too I would guess