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Asian Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Asian Sweet and Sour Shrimp

This Asian Sweet and Sour Shrimp recipe is a Chinese favorite using traditional sweet-and-sour ingredients.

Cornstarch has two purposes in this recipe: gives the shrimp and tofu a nice crunchy coating and makes a thick, glossy sauce. For an added nutrition, serve over a bowl of brown rice, or rice noodles. This makes a delightful lunch or dinner.

Yield: 4 servings (one serving size – 1 cup shrimp and ½ cup rice)

You will need:

1 (3 ½-oz) bag of boil-in-bag rice

8 0z large shrimps, peeled

1 (8-oz) can of pineapple chunks in juice, drained

8 0z firm light tofu

¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

3 tbsp rice vinegar

¼ cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth

2 tbsp cornstarch, divided

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp chili paste with garlic

2 tsp canola oil

2 tsp dark sesame oil

1 tbsp ground fresh ginger

1 cup pre-chopped onion

½ cup pre-chopped green bell pepper

How to make the Asian Sweet and Sour Shrimp

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions, less the salt and fat. Set aside.
  2. Place tofu between paper towels until barely moist. Cut into half-inch cubes.
  3. Mix tofu, 1 tbsp of cornstarch, and shrimps.
  4. Add and combine the remaining cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and chile paste. Set aside.
  5. In a large non stick skillet, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp mixture to pan. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  6. Place the shrimp mixture in a bowl.
  7. Heat canola oil in pan over a medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, bell pepper, and pineapple to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add shrimp mixture and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add broth mixture to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Serve over rice and enjoy your meal!

Published in MyRecipes in 2008.

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