Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Sweet and spicy crispy shrimp for all occasions (appetizer or main) with the most heavenly and amazing honey orange sauce!

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp - Sweet and spicy crispy shrimp for all occasions (appetizer or main) with the most heavenly and amazing honey orange sauce!

I’m all about tailgating apps – hot dogs, sheet pan nachos, chicken wings, you name it.

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I’ll take them all.

But this.

This firecracker shrimp.

This really takes the cake.

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp - Sweet and spicy crispy shrimp for all occasions (appetizer or main) with the most heavenly and amazing honey orange sauce!

The honey orange sauce is the true star here.

And thanks to McCormick, the sauce comes together in seconds using a few pantry spices.

Now you can drizzle, toss, dunk or dip these crispy shrimp babies.

It’s up to you.

But I’d go for the drizzle+dunk action.

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp - Sweet and spicy crispy shrimp for all occasions (appetizer or main) with the most heavenly and amazing honey orange sauce!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp Council. All opinions expressed are my own.

Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp

Sweet and spicy crispy shrimp for all occasions (appetizer or main) with the most heavenly and amazing honey orange sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cornstarch and gently toss to combine. Working one at a time, dip the shrimp into the eggs.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Add shrimp and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.
  3. To make the glaze, combine honey, orange juice, orange zest, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and ginger over medium low heat. Bring to a boil, simmering until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve shrimp immediately, tossed or drizzled with honey mixture, garnished with orange zest, if desired.

Inspired by Allrecipes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 441.0 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.0g 23%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 306.1mg 102%
Sodium 281.6mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 51.7g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 35.3g
Protein 26.3g 53%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute Shrimp CouncilAs always, I only partner with brands that I love and truly believe in, allowing me to create more quick and easy recipes to get us through the week without breaking the bank. All opinions expressed are my own.