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Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe

Sweet and Sour Shrimp with plump and juicy shrimp in mouthwatering sweet and sour sauce. This easy Chinese shrimp stir-fry recipe is amazing with steamed rice or noodles. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Sweet and Sour Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 288 kcal



  • 1 lb. shelled and deveined shrimp, tail-on
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Chopped scallions
  • White sesame

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce for example: Sriracha, (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Rinse and drain the shrimp, pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

  2. Mix all the ingredients for the Sweet and Sour Sauce together. Stir to combine well. Set aside.

  3. Heat up a skillet with the cooking oil on high heat. When it's heated, add the garlic and stir fry until the garlic turns light brown. Add in the shrimp, stir fry until the surface turns white. Add in the Sweet and Sour Sauce and let cook for 1 minute, or until the shrimp is cooked through. Add more water to loosen the Sauce if it dries up or becomes too thick.

  4. Garnish with chopped scallions and white sesame and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 people)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 381mg127%
Sodium 1838mg80%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 225mg23%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.