Recipe by love4culinary
This is my version of sweet & sour shrimp. I've tried and tried to find the exact recipe I was looking for but never found it, so I just made my own! I hope you enjoy it :) I like to use fresh pineapple, but if you cant thats fine. The chunks are optional... I use them sometimes, and othertimes I just leave them out. Dont use a lot of pineapple chunks, because its too overwhelming! :)
Top Review by ellie_
Very good! I didn't have any pineapple juice so added some wine but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Next time I will add bell peppers and other veggies. Thanks for sharing!
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped into large pieces
- 4 carrots, chopped into large but thin pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1⁄3 teaspoon cayenne (or more to your tastes)
- 1⁄2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (about twenty or so 26-30 count shrimp)
- 1 1⁄2-2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 10 small pineapple chunks (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large skillet or in a wok, heat your oil to medium heat, and then add the carrot, tossing very frequently.
- Allow the carrot to cook for about 4 minutes.
- Then add your onion, and cook for another 4 minutes or so, and then add your garlic, cooking for another minute or so.
- In a liquid measuring cup, add your soy sauce, brown sugar, juice, vinegar and cayenne.
- Add your liquid mixture to the skillet and bring to a heavy simmer.
- Add your shrimp, and cook until your shrimp is done (pink on both sides) approximately 3-4 minutes.
- Don't overcook your shrimp.
- At this time, you can throw in your pineapple chunks if you wish to use them.
- While your shrimp is cooking, mix your cornstarch with approximately 4-5 tablespoons of water (just enough to make it a liquid mixture-you may need a little more or a little less because I never measure the amount of water I use).
- Add the cornstarch mixture to your pan, and sir constantly until thick- this will not take very long at all.
- You may turn your heat down to medium-low.
- Serve with rice.