Paleo Spicy Orange Shrimp

Spicy Orange Shrimp | Plaid and Paleo

Since eating spoonfuls of hot sauce is frowned upon and kind of gross, I knew I wanted to make a recipe for my homemade chili garlic sauce. Ok well maybe I wanted to make the recipe first then made the chili garlic sauce. This is a chicken or the egg dilemma. Either way I’m happy I made these spicy orange shrimp. I was attempting to recreate one of my favorite appetizers from a local restaurant back home. While it didn’t quite taste like what I was aiming for, the results were equally as delicious! I am already planning to use this spicy orange sauce on chicken! This is a small serving for two people, but it is easy to double for more people.

Spicy Orange Shrimp | Plaid and Paleo
Paleo Spicy Orange Shrimp


  • 3/4 pounds peeled and deveined medium-large shrimp
  • 1/2 Tbls arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbls orange juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 Tbls coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbls honey
  • 1/2 Tbls rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbls chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbls olive oil or ghee
  • 1/2 Tbls fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Place shrimp in bowl and toss with arrowroot powder. Make sure shrimp is evenly coated.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together orange juice, coconut aminos, honey, rice vinegar and chili garlic sauce.
  3. Heat olive oil or ghee in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add ginger and garlic. Stir until garlic becomes fragrant, about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sauce and cook for additional 2 minutes.
  6. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon.
  7. Continue stirring sauce for another 2-4 minutes until it thickens.
  8. Drizzle over shrimp.
  9. Serve on top of baby spinach or fried cauliflower rice
x vanessa
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light


  1. Samantha says:

    My local grocery stores do not sell arrowroot powder. Would love to try this recipe.. Any suggestions on substitution or what stores sell arrowroot powder?

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