Sesame-Orange Shrimp

November/December 2009

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (321 votes)

These shrimp are super-easy to make—just coat them in a simple batter, cook them in a little oil and toss with a tangy sesame-orange sauce. The staff at EatingWell simply could not get enough of these delicious shrimp while we were developing this recipe. Serve with: Brown basmati rice and steamed snow peas tossed with a little toasted sesame oil.

"This recipe was absolutely disgusting! I will never make it again and wasted alot of money on food that no one would eat. The coating would not stay on the shrimp, did not get crispy and made a horrid shrimp pancake....
Sesame-Orange Shrimp

50 Reviews for Sesame-Orange Shrimp

Delicious Simple Dish!

After cooking the rice and thawing the shrimp, the coating and sauce took me 15 minutes tops. Very simple and beginner friendly. Worth trying, inexpensive! Don't leave out the green onions! Overall delicious, I don't think the "breading" is meant to be crunchy so much as spongy to soak up the sauce and give it more flavor. very yummy, will make again!

ingredients on hand, easy to find ingredients, quick, healthy
Amazingly Tasty,...and Healthy Too!

This was a super easy recipe and it was amazing!!! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of substituting plain sesame seeds with toasted ones and I replaced sherry with red wine vinegar. I served it with the suggested bismatti rice and snap peas! It really was good tasted like authentic Asian food without all the work. And to think I almost did not make this because of the negative review that popped up with the recipe saying it was my opinion that was definitely an erroneous review.

Comments (1)


Anonymous wrote 2 years 4 days ago

This is so deliciouso, easy

This is so deliciouso, easy and lovely...

Lacking flavor

I was disapointed in this dish. The shrimp didn't have much flavor.

easy to make. ingredients on hand
best shrimp recipee

This is the best shrimp recipee I have ever made. Everyone has loved these shrimp, even people who don't usually like shrimp. I have made it for several parties and have received many compliments - and no leftovers!!

easy to make, can subtitute red wine for sherry
Easy & Delicious

Easy to prepare. No problem coating the shrimp as others described. Perhaps they didn't fully integrate the egg white and corn starch mixture before adding the shrimp? Anyway, it was devine. I used pre-cooked shrimp and there was no difficulty. The sauce was delicious on broccoli as well as the shrimp. Easy and delightful to make.

few ingredients, most on hand

Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner