← Back to Search Results
stir-frying Asian, Chinese
Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Photo by:
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

This is a fresher, lighter version of the Chinese take-out standard, with a fragrant sauce spiked with chile, garlic, and ginger

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 20 Mins
Cooking time: 10 Mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into matchsticks
  • 3 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tbsp peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh hot red chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb (450g) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, cut into thin strips

Special Equipment:

  • Wok

Directions

1. Stir the vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sugar, and ketchup in a small pan over a low heat until the sugar is melted.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the green pepper, carrot, celery, shallots, ginger, chile, and garlic. Stir-fry until the green pepper softens, about 3 minutes.

3. Add the shrimp and stir-fry for about 2 minutes or until they turn pink. Pour in the vinegar mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute until the shrimp and vegetables are coated and everything is heated through.

4. Transfer to a platter and garnish with the scallions. Serve hot.

Good with hot cooked rice.

Variation:

Sweet and Sour Fish: Substitute cubes of firm white fish, such as monkfish, for the shrimp. Strips of sole or sea bass would also work well, but take care not to overcook them, or they will disintegrate.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

269kcal (13%)
87mg (9%)
31mg (52%)
191mcg RAE (6%)
462mg
58mg
25g
15g
1g
22g
171mg (57%)
774mg (32%)
1g (4%)
9g (14%)
3mg (19%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
usa-cookbook U.S.A. Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
fresh-from-the-market Fresh from the Market
by Laurent Tourondel
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
sunday-suppers-at-lucques Sunday Suppers at Lucques
by Suzanne Goin
the-mozza-cookbook The Mozza Cookbook
by Nancy Silverton
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?