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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk sesame seeds, egg whites, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the shrimp and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the rest of the shrimp.

  • Add orange juice, sherry, soy sauce and sugar to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately, with scallion sprinkled on top.

Tips

Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 13.2g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 5.1g; fat 10.1g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 142.9mg; vitamin a iu 335.3IU; vitamin c 24mg; folate 42.1mcg; calcium 109.6mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 49.5mg; potassium 292.9mg; sodium 534.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat

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