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Healthy Recipe: Stir-Fried Shrimp With Spicy Orange Sauce

You can find some healthier options on Chinese takeout menus, but often the highly caloric options sing a little too loudly to be ignored. Besides, cooking at home means you're in control of how much oil goes into the pan and it's typically cheaper than ordering in. When you're craving something that's reminiscent of this popular takeout option, stir up a medley of shrimp with spicy orange sauce on your very own stove. This recipe is a cinch to make and consumes less time than it would take delivery to reach your door.

As written, this Cooking Light recipe packs a spicy punch, so if you're not one for heat I would use less chili paste than called for. It was a hit when served over brown rice with a side of lightly sauteed and seasoned eggplant and spinach, and the leftovers were just as good for lunch the following day. For nutritional details and some more photos,


Flavored with orange juice and low sodium soy sauce, this meal gets its flavor from the spices. If you have any snow peas, green beans, and/or red peppers on hand, they would make tasty additions to this dish. You can get the recipe here. And to inspire you to do so, check out this nutritional information.

Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 301
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 259 mg
Sodium 621 mg
Carbs 16.8 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Protein 35.3 g
Calcium 103 mg
Here are some photos of the meal in various phases of cooking.



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poochru poochru 8 years
I make this for dinner all the time, but I admit I double the sauce recipe to have extra for the rice!
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
Um, yum! I imagine you could do a vegetarian version with tempeh or tofu. And do you think it would work to sub in some lemon juice for the orange juice? I love Asian lemon dishes with rice.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Mmmmmm rice, no on the shrimp.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I'm hopping on over to get the recipe!
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
Looks good but knowing me, I'd probably eat more than 3/4 cup. :(
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I just made it for dinner (with a few minor changes and additions). It was so good! I'll make it again for sure!
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
mmmmmmm!! oh, that looks so good... i love shrimp.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
OoOoh! I'll make this tonight! :feedme:
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