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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Updated February 23, 2016

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

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

Cooking Methodstir-frying

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course

Equipmentwok

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturehot & spicy, sweet, tangy

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
  • Wok

Instructions

  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.

  5. Good with hot cooked rice.

  6. Variation:

  7. 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.

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