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Chinese Seafood: Honey Sesame Shrimp Recipe

Chinese Seafood: Honey Sesame Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Courses, Seafood
Cuisine Asian, China
Servings 4
Calories 131.3 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2⁄3 cup water
  • 1 lb shrimp shelled and de-veined
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


  • #Shrimp sweetened with honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds- the perfect dish to spoil yourself with.# Sift flour and salt and pepper into a bowl. Make a well in the center, add egg and water, and gradually mix in the flour.
  • Beat to a smooth batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss shrimp in cornstarch and coat well. Shake off any excess cornstarch. Add shrimp to batter and coat well.
  • Heat oil in wok and add shrimp, a few at a time. Cook until batter is golden. Remove shrimp, drain on paper towels, and keep warm. Repeat until all shrimp have been fried.
  • Carefully remove hot oil from wok. Gently heat sesame oil in pan.
  • Add honey and stir until mixed well and heat through. Add shrimp to mixture and toss well.
  • Sprinkle over sesame seeds and again toss well. Serve immediately. #TIME# Preparation takes 20 minutes, cooking takes 20 minutes.
Keyword Shrimp Recipes