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Orange Peel Shrimp is a fast and easy seafood dinner idea that will become an instant favorite. Serve this easy shrimp recipe up over some steamed rice with a side of broccoli. And that orange glaze is to die for!

A bite of Orange Peel Shrimp is taken from a bowl with a pair of chopsticks

Lately I’ve been developing lots of quick and easy recipes with an Asian flair to them. Korean Beef Bulgogi has been a long time favorite for us and Thai Shrimp Salad is definitely a new favorite, but I’ve also been perfecting classics like Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, and Chinese Peppersteak. All of these recipes are ready in about 15 minutes and so full of flavor. They make for incredible dinners for busy nights that are not only quick and easy, but also delicious and sure to impress.

This recipe for Orange Peel Shrimp is no different. It comes together in 15 minutes and is easy to serve up as a complete meal. Get some rice steaming first, prepare your shrimp, and pop some steamed broccoli in the microwave just before you are finished and you have a complete meal and dinner is on the table in 15 minutes. That’s less time than it takes to go through a drive thru and this stuff tastes way better, I promise!

Orange Peel Shrimp in a white serving bowl tossed with fresh chopped green onion

This recipe has some great orange flavor. You can use orange zest, or if you’d like, feel free to grate your orange peel into longer strips. As the peel fries in the oil it becomes crispy and delicious. You can also toss the shrimp with fresh orange wedges at the very end so none of your orange goes to waste. Super tasty!

I’ve kept this recipe on the less spicy side with the only heat coming from red pepper flakes. You can easily add some additional heat by doubling the red pepper flakes and adding in some optional sriracha sauce. If you aren’t feeling the heat at all, you can always tone down the red pepper flakes or leave them out all together.

Orange Peel Shrimp in a white serving bowl tossed with fresh chopped green onion

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A bite of orange peel shrimp is lifted from a bowl with a pair of chopsticks
Orange Peel Shrimp is a fast and easy seafood dinner idea that will become an instant favorite. Serve this easy shrimp recipe up over some steamed rice with a side of broccoli. And that orange glaze is to die for!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Sauce

  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha optional
Instructions
  • Toss shrimp with cornstarch. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Working in batches, add in shrimp and fry until the shrimp is pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside on a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • Add in garlic, green onions, orange zest, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Add in tomato sauce, orange juice, soy sauce, and sriracha (if using). Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp back in and heat through. Serve immediately.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1158mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2.9mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Orange Peel Shrimp
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Ann Reynolds
March 26, 2020 7:55 pm

5 stars
Made this for dinner tonight and we both loved it! Easy and yummy.

Sherry Vosburg
August 21, 2019 5:52 pm

Could the same recipe be used to make Orange Chicken?

Michelle
June 21, 2017 12:04 pm

Hi Rachel, this looks so yummy. Do you use raw or ore cooked shrimp?

June 17, 2017 3:58 pm

Yum, looks so good! I love orange chicken; I need to try this shrimp! Love how easy it is too.

June 6, 2017 11:19 am

5 stars
This looks amazing, I image it could be made with grilled shrimp or chicken too.

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