Tangerine Shrimp

Tangerine Shrimp

I love shrimp…it has to be the best food ever! I love trying new shrimp dishes and this dish is the best. The tangerine really makes the shrimp and the sauce so good. Try it, if you are like me and love shrimp, you will really enjoy this dish. And it is a snap to make! Get in the kitchen and cook a good healthy meal just for yourself…it will make you happy!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Tangerine Shrimp
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6
A tangy taste of summer
  • 2 lbs raw medium shrimp, deveined with tail on
  • 2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 cup red & green bell peppers, diced (instead of dried chili peppers)
  • 1 chili pepper (optional)
  • 4 tsp peeled & minced ginger
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp tangerine or orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 10 narrow strips of tangerine or orange peel, 2 inches long
  • 1⅓ cup cubed onion
  • 8 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  1. DO AHEAD: Heat wok, add peppercorns and dry-fry for 30 seconds till they swell and become fragrant. Remove & crush in a blender or mortar & pestle.
  2. Soak chili peppers for 15 minutes in warm water; drain. (OR, use diced bell peppers for milder heat.) Combine them with peppercorns and ginger.
  3. Combine the chili paste with garlic, hoisin & soy sauces, & juice. (This is the liquid mixture.)
  4. Re-heat wok, add 2 T. of peanut oil. Stir-fry shrimp till they turn pink; set aside in a warming pan. (don't overcook)
  5. Add remaining tablespoon of peanut oil to wok and stir-fry peppers, peppercorns and ginger 10 seconds; add peel, mix well. Add onion & scallions, stir-fry till hot. Add shrimp, mix well. Add liquid mixture, stir-fry till hot. Add vinegar & stir-fry briefly. Add sesame oil, mix and serve.


Tangerine Shrimp — 3 Comments

  1. Yum and double yum. This dish has lots of my favorite ingredients. I’m rating it Five Stars. It’s so colorful too.

    • You said it! And the shrimp were so tender! Loved it! Thanks for reminding me of the recipe. I’m so excited that this is one dish I can continue eating while on the Blood Sugar Solution program!

  2. If you have trouble finding Hoisin sauce like I did you can use this recipe (below) to make your own. It turned out really good! I didn’t use hot sauce and I used almond butter vs peanut butter.

    Homemade Hoisin Sauce

    4 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons black bean paste or peanut butter
    1 tablespoon honey or molasses
    2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    2 teaspoons sesame oil
    20 drops hot sauce
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    Combine all ingredients together.