Blood Orange-Shrimp Stir-Fry

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Kosher salt 

1 tablespoon cornstarch

5 blood oranges

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

3 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

8 ounces snow peas, trimmed 

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/3 cup dried chiles de arbol (about 24) or other small dried chiles

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger

4 scallions, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Cooked white rice, for serving


  1. Season the shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the cornstarch and toss to coat; set aside. Juice 3 blood oranges into a small bowl; add the vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and whisk to combine. Quarter the remaining 2 oranges and thinly slice; set aside.
  2. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the snow peas and cook until crisp-tender, about 1 minute. Drain and immediately transfer to the ice bath; let sit until cool, then drain and pat dry.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over high heat; add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and the chiles to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add the blood orange juice mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Return the shrimp to the skillet and stir until warmed through, about 1 minute. Add the snow peas, scallions and blood orange slices; toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve with rice.