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sweet and sour shrimp

a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

It was the night before the night before Christmas and I wanted something rather light in anticipation of the Great Grazing Feast to come. Plus I had all of the ingredients! I like using small shrimp b/c they are perfect bite size, but use whatever size you like.

serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet and sour shrimp

  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil, coconut oil or your choice
  • 1 md
    green or red pepper, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 md
    sweet onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 c
    pea pods (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 clove
    garlic, chopped or grated
  • 8 oz
    small shrimp, shelled (i used pre-cooked)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon grass paste
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • rice - white, brown or cauliflower
  • green onion, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • NOTE
  • if you use uncooked shrimp, you will want to add them earlier in the process so they have a chance to turn pink.
  • also adjust amount of seasonings in sauce to your taste.

How To Make sweet and sour shrimp

  • 1
    Combine sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oil in wok or large pan on medium heat. Add onion and green pepper chunks. Stir fry for a few minutes. Add pea pods and pineapple. Stir fry for a few more minutes. Add garlic and shrimp and continue cooking for a few more minutes. Don't let the garlic burn or the shrimp curl up too much!
  • 3
    Pour sauce into wok. Stir together until sauce thickens. Serve over rice and garnish with chopped green onion and chopped cilantro.

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