Sweet and Sour Shrimp (Or Chicken)

"I usually double the sauce in this recipe and I like to add carrots, too."
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  • Combine shrimp and 2 tablespoons of the cornstarch in bag; shake to coat.
  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice (about 1/2 cup).
  • Stir remaining 1 tablespoon cornstarch into reserved juice until smooth.
  • Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, honey, soy and sesame oil until blended.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain on paper toweling.
  • Heat remaining oil in skillet.
  • Add sweet peppers; stir-fry 6 minutes.
  • Add onion, garlic, ginger; stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Stir tomato mixture into skillet.
  • Bring to boiling.
  • Add shrimp and pineapple; heat through.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Garnish with slivered green onion, if you wish.

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  1. Is great,fiance won't eat shrimp so it was all mine.LOL I did not use tomato paste as I didn't want to open a whole can for so little so I used ketchup.Thank you for this one.
  2. Yummy, yummy! This was so good, and my fiance and I agree with the other reviews, better than takeout! I doubled the recipe as suggested, and it was perfect! Didn't have sesame oil, so used olive oil, and I don't think it made a difference. Thanks luvmybge!
  3. delicious! i think there's a little tiny bit too much tomato paste, but overall deliciiiious!
  4. I'm giving 4 stars because my mom liked it alot. I thought it was good at first, but about half way through eating a little bit of it, I couldn't even take another bite. It's probably just too intense of a flavor for me, but I definitely might try this again but i will definitely have to cut back on something. Either the cidar vinegar or the ginger. I'm not quite sure which though. Thanks for the recipe!
  5. My daughter requested sweet and sour chicken for dinner last night and this is the recipe I chose to use. It was easy to prepare and went together quickly. Alicia says it tastes better then the restaurant she is used to eating from. I have to agree with her. I used green bell pepper, white onion cut into chunks and crushed pineapple because it is what I had on hand. I also added sliced water chestnuts because we like them so well. I doubled the sauce ingredients. We had it over steamed white rice and enjoyed it very much. Leftovers warm up beautifully in the microwave. Thank you for a very nice dinner.


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