Close-up of Sticky Crisp Orange Shrimp, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, season 30.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Sticky Crispy Orange Shrimp

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
The inspiration for this recipe is a dish called orange chicken that the family loves from their favorite take-out restaurant in Tulsa. Here the chicken has been substituted with shrimp, a perfect vehicle for citrus flavors.



Crispy Shrimp:


  1. For the sauce: Put the orange juice, ginger, honey, soy sauce, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, vinegar, sesame oil, salt and garlic in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat and whisk thoroughly to incorporate the cornstarch into the liquid. If you have a few lumps remaining, that is fine. Heat until bubbling and starting to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. For the crispy shrimp: Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  3. Add the flour, salt and pepper to a shallow dish. Crack the eggs into a second shallow dish and beat well. Place the panko in a third dish. Bread the shrimp by dipping them first in the flour mixture and shaking off any excess, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs, pressing to make sure each shrimp has an even coating.
  4. Fry the shrimp in 2 batches, flipping halfway through, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Before serving, add the sauce to the bottom of a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss gently to coat. Serve over rice and garnish with the sliced scallions.