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Sesame Coconut Shrimp

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe

Yields

4 to 6 servings

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe

This is a healthy, flavorful, and much easier alternative to deep fried coconut shrimp. Serve it as an appetizer or a main dish for an Asian-inspired meal.

Serving Suggestions

Serve on a platter with toothpicks as an appetizer, or serve over rice or noodles as a main meal.

Ingredients

3 large egg whites

1/4 cup cornstarch


1/4 cup shredded coconut


1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more if needed

1 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. granulated sugar



Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • White Sesame Seeds

    This seed has a light, nutty flavor. To release the oils and bring out a little more flavor, lightly toast the seeds in a dry pan briefly until the...

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  • Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning

    Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning may seem like an obvious, simple one to always have on hand – but this salt and pepper mix is a Savory Spice ...

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  • Freeze Dried Scallions

    Scallions, or green onions, are actually a variety of immature onions. We offer the more desirable green leaf portion of this bulbed onion. By free...

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  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Crushed Red Pepper is a must in every kitchen (and on every pizzeria table in the U.S.). These chiles are about a 3 to 4 on a heat scale of 1 to 10...

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Directions

In a large bowl, whisk egg whites with cornstarch, White Sesame Seeds, coconut and Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning until frothy. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp in batches and cook until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 min. per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add more oil to skillet if necessary for remaining batches. Once shrimp is cooked, use a paper towel to wipe out remaining oil from skillet. Add orange juice, soy sauce and sugar to skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer until reduced to about 1/3 cup. This should take about 5 min. and resulting mixture should be syrupy. Return shrimp to skillet, add Freeze Dried Scallions and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, and cook until heated through and coated with sauce, about 1 min. Remove from heat and serve.