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Honey Sesame Shrimp

No recipe image available.Asian-style breaded and deep-fried shrimp, quickly stir-fried in honeyed sesame oil to glaze and then sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 large egg lightly beaten
2/3 cup water
1 pound medium shrimp shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Vegetable oil for deep frying
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour and salt and pepper in a bowl. Make a well in the center and add the egg and water. Stir to a smooth batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat about 1 1/2 to 2-inches of oil in a wok or large, deep saucepan until medium-hot, about 375°F (190°C).
  3. Roll cleaned shrimp in cornstarch, then dip in the batter, coating well and allowing excess batter to drip off. Add shrimp, a few at a time, to the hot oil. Cook until golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels; keep warm. Repeat process until all shrimp have been fried.
  4. Carefully remove hot oil from wok or saucepan. (Save for another use, or discard.)
  5. Gently heat the sesame oil in the wok or saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the honey and mix well. Add shrimp to the mixture and toss to coat well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.