I love my shrimp and I am always happy when I find a new recipe to make. Not that I don’t have enough stir-fries for shrimp but this one is a new version. The difference is using blood oranges which are so readily available now. Orange sauces and stir-fries go great with beef, chicken and my favorite – shrimps! So, get out there and buy some of these beautiful oranges before they are gone for the year and make something special.
This recipe comes from the Food Network Magazine which I have adapted. I just love this magazine!
Blood Orange Shrimp Stir-Fry, Adapted
- 1-1/2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- kosher salt
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 5 blood oranges
- 3 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 3 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. ketchup
- 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (see comment below)
- 8 oz. snow peas, trimmed
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 4-6 dried chile de arbol or more if you like this stir-fry spicy (or substitute cayenne peppers)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp. ginger, peeled and minced
- 4 scallions, cut into pieces
- sesame seeds for garnish
- rice of your choice for serving (I made Cauliflower Rice for the first time)
Season the shrimp with a little kosher salt in a large bowl. Add the cornstarch and toss to coat; set aside. Juice 3 of the blood oranges into a small bowl; add the vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt; whisk to combine. Quarter the two remaining oranges and thinly slice; set aside.
I like to microwave my snow peas briefly in a little water.
Heat a large non-stick skillet over high heat with 2 tbsp. vegetable oil. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until they curl and are opaque – just a couple of minutes. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
Add the remaining tbsp. oil and the chilies to the skillet. Cook until lightly toasted, about a minute. Add the fresh garlic and ginger; cook for about 30 seconds. Add the blood orange juice mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook while stirring for about 3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
Return the shrimp to the skillet and stir just until heated through, about 1 minute. Add the snow peas, scallions and blood orange slices; toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve over rice of your choice.
Comment: There is a difference between toasted sesame oil and regular sesame oil. If you think about it toasted obviously means more flavor, so I do encourage you to use this – you will not be sorry! Also, be sure to use fresh ginger and garlic as these two ingredients helps to make this dish special!
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com