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Firecracker shrimp
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Firecracker Shrimp

This Firecracker Shrimp is sweet, sticky, spicy and crunchy - it's a perfect appetizer or main dish when served with broccoli and rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: firecracker shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Chili flakes, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Green onions, for garnish


  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  • Mix together sauce ingredients in a bowl. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until heated through and slightly thickened.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, add flour to a bowl, then whisk eggs in another bowl. Dip shrimp in egg, then coat in flour.
  • Add shrimp to skillet, cooking in two batches for 2-3 minutes per side. Add cooked shrimp to a paper towel lined plate to get rid of excess oil, seasoning with salt & pepper, then add cooked shrimp to a large bowl.
  • Toss shrimp with sauce, then garnish with chili flakes, sesame seeds and green onions. Serve and enjoy!



Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 1661mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 4mg