Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe

This is a 15-minute orange shrimp salad. It was made so quickly because I used ready-to-eat cooked shrimps (prawns).  There was also an over supply of mandarin oranges at home this year as we received many as gifts during the Chinese New Year. The mandarin orange pairs really well with the shrimps for a refreshing citrusy flavour. This makes a nice salad for sharing, or a light low-carb meal for one.

Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe

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Don Don Donki's Cooked Shrimps
Cooked shrimps: I found this gem bag of cooked shrimps at Don Don Donki. The shrimps are cooked, peeled and (largely) deveined. And they are tasty too by my standard! According to their cute advert, you just have to thaw them and they are ready to eat. These shrimps are ideal for salad, spaghetti & fried rice. This is such a big convenience, enabling me to make more shrimp salads and dishes which you will see more on the blog from now. Outside of Don Don Donki, you can find such cooked & shelled shrimps at shops specialising in frozen seafood products. The frozen seafood section of the larger supermarkets also usually carry one or two brands of such cooked shrimps too.

Don Don Donki's Cooked Shrimps
The one I bought from Donki is a 1kg bag and the shrimps were relatively small (71/90). If I’m not wrong, there were more than 100 shrimps in this bag. When I reached home (by then the shrimps were slightly less frozen and easier to break apart), I repacked them to smaller bags of 10 shrimps in each bag. I then put these bags back in the freezer. Whenever I needed these shrimps, I just have to thaw 1-2 bags by transferring the bags to the fridge overnight, or use a water bath to speed up the thawing process.


Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe
Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe
Line a wide salad plate with chopped romaine (or any salad mix). Top the salad with desired toppings: I used mandarin orange, shrimp, cherry tomato, Japanese cucumber & avocado.


Orange Shrimp Salad Dressing
The orange soy salad dressing took only a minute to make. I used my single-serving salad sauce bottle which I bought from Daiso. It is so cool because it came with measurement markings. As I craved for something savoury, I used a soy & sesame oil as a base, mixed with orange juice. If you want a less savoury version without soy sauce, you can check out my orange vinaigrette recipe instead.

Orange Shrimp Salad Dressing
Just before eating the salad, shake the bottle until the dressing is emulsified, before pouring over the salad. You can also whisk the sauce in a bowl if you don’t have a mini sauce bottle.

Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe

Orange Shrimp Salad Recipe

As a big short-cut, I used cooked frozen shrimps (prawns) purchased from Don Don Donki. Apart from Donki, shops specializing in frozen seafood usually sell such frozen cooked shrimps. They are a huge time-saver: just thaw and they are ready to be put in salads and dishes! Read the cooking note #1 if you prefer to cook the shrimps from scratch.

Check out the ingredients and step-by-step photos on the previous page.


  • 100g chopped romaine (or any fav salad mix)
  • 10 frozen cooked prawns (shrimps) thaw before use; see cooking note below if cooking from scratch
  • half orange deseeded & cut to wedges
  • few cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 section Japanese cucumber cut to half moons 
  • half avocado pitted and cubed
  • chopped spring onions to garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish

(A) Soy Orange Dressing

  • 10 ml pure orange juice
  • 5 ml low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 ml sesame oil
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • dash of white pepper powder


  1. Make salad dressing by adding (A) in a mini salad dressing bottle or in a small bowl. Shake the bottle or whisk the sauce in the bowl until well combined.
  2. Make salad. Line a large plate with chopped romaine (or mixed salad). Top the salad with the rest of the ingredients and serve with the prepared salad dressing at the side.

Cooking Note(s):

  1. To cook the shrimps from scratch, bring a pot of water to boil. Add prawns and boil until they are just cooked (less than 3 minutes). Peel and devein the prawns. This will add about 10-15 mins to this recipe.
  2. For a less savoury orange salad dressing without soy sauce, check out my orange vinaigrette recipe.