You can find some healthier options on Chinese takeout menus, but often the highly caloric options sing a little too loudly to be ignored. Besides, cooking at home means you're in control of how much oil goes into the pan and it's typically cheaper than ordering in. When you're craving something that's reminiscent of this popular takeout option, stir up a medley of shrimp with spicy orange sauce on your very own stove. This recipe is a cinch to make and consumes less time than it would take delivery to reach your door.
As written, this Cooking Light recipe packs a spicy punch, so if you're not one for heat I would use less chili paste than called for. It was a hit when served over brown rice with a side of lightly sauteed and seasoned eggplant and spinach, and the leftovers were just as good for lunch the following day. For nutritional details and some more photos, read more.
Flavored with orange juice and low sodium soy sauce, this meal gets its flavor from the spices. If you have any snow peas, green beans, and/or red peppers on hand, they would make tasty additions to this dish. You can get the recipe here. And to inspire you to do so, check out this nutritional information.
|Here are some photos of the meal in various phases of cooking.|