Paleo Recipe of the Week: Orange Shrimp
This is one of my favorite weekday recipes, because it’s fast, easy, and super healthy. You can spice it up, sweeten it (with less-terrible-for-you sweeteners like honey or agave nectar, of course), and tailor it to your tastes, which is great if you’ve got children who can’t take a lot of spice or heat.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp
- 3 minced cloves of garlic
- 1⁄3 cup raw honey or agave
- 1⁄2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1⁄2 tsp. water
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green onions
- 1⁄4 tsp. red pepper
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- In a small pan, melt your coconut oil over medium heat. Put in your shrimp, and cook until pink all the way through. Remove from heat, and set aside.
- In a saucepan, add your garlic, honey, orange juice and rice wine vinegar, and cook over medium heat until warm all the way through.
- While the mixture heats up, whisk together your cornstarch and water in a separate bowl. Once it’s smooth, pour it into your sauce.
- The sauce should begin to thicken fairly quickly once you’ve added in the cornstarch mixture, so be sure to stir constantly.
- Cook the sauce for about five minutes, and add in the shrimp for the last minute. Then, take it off the heat, sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, and serve it up.
Give this healthy Paleo recipe a try this weekend, and let me know what you think.
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