Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Food for Thought--Sweet & Sour Shrimp

This is a quick meal to prepare, about 15 minutes if the shrimp is thawed, but it seems like it took longer.


Total time: 15 minutes

1 8 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice
1 tsp cornstarch
3 tbls chili sauce
1 tbls soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste)
Cooking spray
2 tsp sesame or olive oil
1 medium red or green pepper, coarsely chopped
½ medium onion, sliced
¾ pound peeled & deveined medium-size uncooked shrimp

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple chunks aside. Combine reserved pineapple juice, cornstarch, chili sauce, soy sauce & garlic; set aside.

Coat a large nonstick skillet or wok with cooking spray and add oil. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add pepper and onion, stir-fry 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add shrimp, stir-fry 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.

Stir cornstarch mixture and pineapple chunks into shrimp & vegetables. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until slightly thickened and bubbly. Serve immediately over rice. Great with steamed snow peas.

Serves 2-3. Enjoy!

Image from Google Images


Michele said...

This sounds yummy. I bet tofu would work really well. I'll give it a try tonight. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

M, I have seen a similar recipe with tofu. While I like tofu, I'd never get that past Paul. Let me know how it comes out.

honeywine said...

I thought I was the only one with a weird Chinese food with pineapple juice recipe. :) Then again, mine has ketchup so its still weird! lol

Sandy said...

Honeywine, chili sauce is pretty much ketchup so it's not much different. I'm not crazy about 'hot' fruit in recipes but my husband has a real sweet tooth and I don't mind this one once in a while.

Michele said...

I did try it tonight with tofu. The Boy and I loved it. He is not a big fan of sweet and sour but this he liked. I coated the tofu cubes with seasoned flour then fried it first. Nom, nom. Occasionally, JR will do tofu. Mostly, because I make it look like something else.

Sandy said...

Michele, oh, I wonder if I could get that past Paul....hmmmmm. What a coup that would be! Thanks for testing it and let me know how it came out.


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