Sweet and Sour Shrimp

For an innovative twist on the classic shrimp cocktail, our recipe for shrimp  is elegant yet easy-to-put together and ideal for serving to a group of friends. 

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 4 Persons
  • 30 Minutes
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Mix 2 tbsp soy sauce and the cornflour in a large bowl. Add the shrimp then set aside for 2 minutes.

  • 2

    Heat the oil in a wok set over a high heat. Fry the shrimp in batches for 2-3 minutes each, using a slotted spoon to turn them over halfway through cooking. Carefully remove from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.

  • 3

    Remove all but 2 tbsp oil from the wok. Add the onions and pepper, cook for2 minutes, then stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute more, mix in the sugar, vinegar, remaining sauce, and the ketchup. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer—the sauce should be thick and glossy. Tip the shrimps into the sauce then stir through the chopped coriander.

  • 4

    Serve the sweet and sour shrimp with cooked rice and prawn crackers on the side.