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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp is The BEST Shrimp recipe by far. All covered in a thick, scrumptious sauce and perfect to serve for dinner

Sweet and Sour Shrimp is The BEST Shrimp recipe by far. All covered in a thick, scrumptious sauce and perfect to serve for dinner

This is a new recipe I tried for Sweet and Sour Shrimp and it turned out great.

Much better than some take-away restaurants’ Shrimp we have had before !

It takes me less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook the Shrimp to perfection.

Fortunately I had my rice cooker going before I started with the Shrimp as we all know Shrimp is not a dish that likes to hang around for too long.

Sweet and Sour Shrimp is The BEST Shrimp recipe by far. All covered in a thick, scrumptious sauce and perfect to serve for dinner

My son decided at the last minute – well almost last minute! – that he will join us for dinner.

I know my family is huge on Shrimp and as I had only 2 bags of the Jumbo Mozambique Prawns on hand, I asked hubby to pick up another bag.

But the store he had gone to did not have the same and he bought large Shrimp, hence the mixed Prawns/Shrimp you see in the photos.

One thing I would do differently next time I am making this dish, is to double the Sauce. And if you are also a saucy person I would strongly recommend a double batch.

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Yield: 8 Servings

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp is The BEST Shrimp recipe by far. All covered in a thick, scrumptious sauce and perfect to serve for dinner

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

SAUCE:

  • 3 TB Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Thick Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 3 TB Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 cup Dry Sherry
  • 2 TB Cornflour
  • 1/4 cup Water

SHRIMP:

  • 3 TB Sesame Oil
  • 2 TB Garlic, fresh, crushed
  • 4 t Ginger, freshly grated
  • 5 Spring Onions, chopped - white and green parts
  • 1.2 kg Jumbo Shrimp, cut and de-veined (see note below)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the Sauce in a small bowl – set aside
  2. Heat the Oil over medium heat in a large wok – add the Garlic, Ginger and Spring Onions – stir-fry two minutes
  3. Add the Shrimp and stir-fry 3 – 4 minutes or until almost done – add both the Bell Peppers – stir-fry another 2 minutes
  4. Pour the Sauce over and stir well to combine and heat through for a minute or two

Notes

  • You can use a combination of Prawns and Shrimp or only one of the two

Nutrition Information

Yield

8 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 317mgSodium 2348mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 36g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Remove from heat and serve immediately over rice or pasta.

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Debi Bolocofsky

Tuesday 19th of August 2014

Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.Debi @ Adorned From Above

Teri

Sunday 10th of August 2014

I have been craving shrimp today, and I think your wonderful recipe would satisfy the craving! This looks wonderful and I love the ingredients! Yum!! I would love if you would share this at my new link party, Celebrate It! It all about celebrating everyday life. http://bit.ly/1ucHUvhHope to see you there!

Susan Freeman

Saturday 9th of August 2014

I live on the Texas Gulf Coast and have lots of shrimp in my freezer. This looks like a great recipe and I am anxious to try it. Thanks!

Big Texas Hugs,Susan and Bentley

Miz Helen

Saturday 9th of August 2014

We love Sweet and Sour Shrimp, this looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

Danni@SiloHillFarm

Thursday 7th of August 2014

I'm pretty sure Sam already love you,, but now he'll love you even more!

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