Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
Directions

To make the sauce, in a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of stock, the ketchup, sugar, juice, vinegar, soy, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper flakes. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the remaining 2 tablespoons of stock and stir to dissolve. Set aside.

In a bowl, toss the shrimp with the ginger, garlic, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes. Set aside for 10 to 20 minutes.

Heat a large wok over high heat. Add the oil, swirling to coat the sides and bottom of the pan. Add the shrimp, garlic, and ginger and stir-fry until pink, about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan. Add the onions and peppers and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the sauce and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Add the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Return the shrimp to the pan and add the pineapples, cherries, and green onions. Cook until the sauce is thick, about 1 minute.

Remove from the heat and serve over rice.


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I made it exactly as written and will make it again, also trying some new ingredients. It is a very attractive and delicious dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This had great flavor!! The only change I made was used red bell pepper instead of green as I like the flavor of the red,yellow and orange peppers better. I served over jasmin rice. I will make this again but might add some zucinni or squash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fabulous recipe. I was trolling the web for a sweet and sour shrimp and many of them wanted an overnight marinade. I was intimidated by the number of ingredients, but once I read through it, I realized it wasn't bad at all. My family loved it. The only change I made was to use cherry tomatoes instead of maraschino cherries. I was looking for a healthier alternative. The consensus around our table was "Make this again!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fantastic. I added about 1 extra teaspoon of vinegar as I thought it was not quite "sour" enough and a bit on the sweet side.. but other than that --- my family RAVED and I will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! BAM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this! We doubled it and used Costco unthawed meatballs instead of the shrimp, and it was outstanding. I did add a red bell pepper along with the green, left out the cherries, and made the sauce separately and in advance to allow flavors to meld/season. Fired up the rice cooker with brown rice instead of white also. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. Made it with shrimp once and with chicken another time and both went over well. Rave reviews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was excellent. My husband devoured the entire plate. It was better than the sweet and sour shrimp we eat out. I didnt have any green onions or cherries but it was delicious. Totally totally recommended. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never made sweet and sour shrimp before, so I searched for recipes and compared techniques and ingredients. I chose this because it was easy, and pretty much encompassed what other recipes include. I was skeptical about using ketchup because I didn't want added sugar, but I gave it a try. Didn't notice it in the dish once it was completed. I used brown sugar as the sweetener, added lime to my cornstarch instead of water, and used rice wine vinegar. My family devoured this dish. Everyone had seconds. I used 1.5 pounds of shrimp and made a little extra sauce, just to make sure we had enough. Also added colored bell peppers I had on hand, and sliced carrots. Pepper flakes didn't bother me - just add to your preference. I also left out the cherries. I served with Thai-style coconut rice, which uses coconut milk and coconut flakes cooked into the rice. It really complimented the dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was great!!! cant go wrong with Emerils recipes : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought of making something simple and easy for me and my hubby. So, i did give this recipe a shot. Oh man,it's tasty! Surely, im making this recipe over and over again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and easy. It was a bit spicy so I went easy on the red pepper flakes as others mentioned. I would definely make this again and even substitute chicken or pork. This is not an authentic recipe but I made it on a Wed night for just the 2 of us and it was quite delicious with the pineapple and cherries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another favorite Emeril recipe that I will make over and over. Like some other reviewers, I changed up the vegetables just a bit, based on what I had on hand. I used green beans, red bell peppers and onions. It was a bit too spicy for me, so next time will reduce the red pepper flakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked this dish, especially with a little heat. I omitted the cherries and pineapple because I'm not a fan of ultra sweet dishes. I used carrot, green pepper and yellow onion instead. I will make it this way again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this dish was a nice asian fusion dish. It definitely wasn't authentic according to everyone at the table, especially with the cherries and pineapple, but it was tasty. I served it with a couple of great chinese dishes I found on the food network website including Fried Rice with Egg and Szaechuan Eggplant. Both of those were completely authentic. It was a complete feast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was tasty and easy. My teenage son a new cook and he tackled this recipe... He did well!! This recipe is a bit spicy for my son... but I like spicy so it was fine for me . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple ingredients great taste. Recipe is perfect as is will do again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. Left out the cherries, but other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Different stroles for different folks I guess, but it's incredible to me that anyone could find fault with this dish. It sounded so good to me I doubled the recipe and now I wish I had quadrupled it. It's not for people that don't like spicy food but I absolutely loved it. I don't usually use Emeril's recipes because they sometimes are more complicated than I want to tackle. This one was simple and couldn't have possibly been any better. Thanks Emeril. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't leave out any of the ingredients but added extra pineapple because we love it. This was great! Will put this recipe on the rotation. Was hesitant about the cherries, but boy they were tasty in there! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A new word. I have made this recipe before but now just adding a comment. I also omit the cherries because not a big fan of cherries in dinner. I must give it to Emeril my family looovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeessssssssss this dish. My husband told me the next time I make it to make a little extra because his co-worker (just from the smell of the dish) asked can he bring some in for him LOL. Again love it will be cooking it for Sunday's dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I've ever left a review for anyone. Emeril's recipe was fantastic. The only thing I did different - I added the juice of one lime and a heaping tablespoon of oyster sauce. Try it - you'll LOVE IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicous. I used chicken instead of shrimp and omitted the cherries. My daughter thought it was a bit spicy - at first. We will make this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bought a wok specifically for this recipe, and it was well worth it! Fun to cook and delicious. The coupling of the sweetness and the heat is fantastic. (I did made one change, though: I left out the cherries because, well, they just didn't appeal to me!). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I reduced the crushed red peper in 1/2 and added 2 Tbsp of oyster sauce. You can buy oyster sauce in any asian market; They usually come in a bottle. I also marinated shrimp with a little salt, cooking wine, corn starch, and egg white to seal in the flavor and keep the texture of shrimp with just the right plumpness. Overall this is an easy and flavorful recipe. Very good color presentation when served on a bed of white rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was not only flavorful but super easy. We like things a little spicier so I added extra red pepper flakes, and I forgot to pick up the cornstarch at the store so I used flour instead and that worked out just fine. Best part about this dish was while your chewing everything is sweet then you swallow and you can feel the red pepper flakes in the back of your throat. This is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed making and eating. My picky eater husband liked it too...except he removed peppers (figures). item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes like it came right from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Easy to prepare, quick cooking, and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my husband who does not care for shrimp so I used chicken added red, and yellow peppers in thin strips and waterchestnuts and doubled the pineapple and the sauce. He loved this dish as did the rest of our family. Honestly the best sweet and sour sauce I have ever tasted. Will do this one again and again for sure. Thanks Emeril. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm very satisfied. I'm a college student (22 yrs old )and home for Christmas break. I decided to cook something for my family than my usually ground beef/turkey, spaghetti sauce, and noddles dish and tried this. I came from beginner to intermediate cooker. I left out the cherry tomatoes since my mom only eats them. I only put 1/4 of the red pepper and it was just enough to where your nose got a little watery. I also added a 1/2 pound of chicken to stretch it more. Cooked separately from shrimp. It was so good. I can't wait to cook it next week. It will definitely be in my personal cookbook. I had enough for lunch tomorrow. And for my dad's lunch since he missed out due to a meeting. RECOMMEND!! A+ item not reviewed by moderator and published
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It was so delicious. My daughter does not care for shrimp so I added chicken. I cooked the chicken first and set aside and then did the same for the shrimp and then followed the recipe. It was a big hit!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
use large shrimp. all shrimp shrink when cooked. the cherries dont do much for this dish. overall, there was too much effort for the result. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spend a little time in preparation and then the actual cooking goes fast. This is a very good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
IF you like "House of Tsang" sauces from the grocery store, you will adore this! M-M-M-ellow! I haven't had sweet and sour anything this good since Great Neck Long Island, New York's Chinese restaurant in the seventies. Thanks for the heavenly treat Emeril. It brings tears of yum to to my eyes. Sincerely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
one of the best(fine restaurant best)i have ever made receipe served 3 in my house tks emerill item not reviewed by moderator and published
We are from Louisiana and I am always looking for a new shrimp recipe and this one is a keeper. My husband and I really enjoyed it as is but if you are making it for young kids you might consider using less red pepper flakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this the other night for the first time. I didnt have any shrimp so I used chicken but it was just as great. I may use less of the red peppers next time though...it had a good bit of a kick with it. Great flavor though. It had very similar flavor to that of restaurant sweet and sour and we actually we liked this much better. This one is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent dish! Better than anything I've had in a restaurant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe if you need sometime quick and easy. Very versatile - can use shrimp, scallops, chicken, or pork. I used the green onions as a garnish, rather than cooking them in at the end - also garnished with chopped peanuts for some salty crunch. Even my husband was pleasantly surprised! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only is this recipe delicious, it is fast and easy--perfect for a dinner party. It is also beautiful presentation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why is it that no one can come up with any receips that are remotely similar to any food that you can get in good chinese restaurants. I have not had or found even one receipe from the Food Network that is as good as the chinese food you get in a chinese restaurant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with chicken instead of shrimp and it was wonderful. Next time I'll make it with the egg drop soup recipe. One viewer said she used shredded carrot - great idea, I'll try that when I make the soup - adds some more nutrients. Definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a fairly easy recipe, but we didn't care for the sweet and sour sauce. Still think the stuff in get in restarants are much better. Will try another recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a few doubts about making this as I was making the sauce, but we really enjoyed it. I have also substituted the shrimp with chicken and that turned out well too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I were looking for a good Sweet & Sour recipe...although we swaped the shrimp for chicken it was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hoping for a nice shrimp stir fry recipe. Didn't find anything exact so I took a look at this one. It worked like a Jeanie! I couldn't of wished for more till I tried it with the chicken. It was awesome, check it out. You will like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors are a perfect marriage. Well worthy of the biggest best shrimp you can find. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great, easy and tasty dish that my whole family enjoyed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly as it is stated except I did half chicken and half shrimp. It tastes exactly like the sweet & sour dish you would get at a chinese restaurant except it's less greasy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did it for my family tonight, a little different but it tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good - easy to make - I added water chestnuts for extra crunch. The marachino cherries were a new and interesting addition to this dish. Everyone enjoyed dinner tonight. Thank you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a quick and easy (and very very flavorful) dish! The hardest part was peeling the shrimp! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would use less red pepper flakes the next time but this dish was delicious!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make this with Emeril's egg drop soup and people will think you are lying that you made it... This replaced my normal Sunday italian dinner and turned me on to other asian concepts. Thank you so much, Emeril. You are the best. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the bomb and even my picky eaters gobbled it up and looked for more. I've made it several times and it will be a standard in our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Emeril but often not his recipes. I tried this while in Hawaii and used fresh pineapple . My friend does not like Chinese food but loved this. It is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OH MY GOSH IS THIS GOOD!!!! It is so much better than the sweet 'n sour shrimp at most chinese restaurants - especially since it doesn't use that really thick batter. I have already made it twice in one week - it is THAT good (and easy). I may try it with chicken and just adjust cooking times. LOVE YA EMERIL!!! BAM!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ditch the cherries...add a little cayenne and enjoy one of the best recipes the Bam Man has come out with. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with pork and about 1/4 of the red pepper flakes as I'm the only one who likes heat. It was absolutely delicious, even with the cherries, which is something I had never heard of adding before. I used a tenderloin, and the meat was incredibly tender. Thanks Emeril!!! On to General Tso's chicken! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the bomb! awesome party dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe with chicken last night. I found it to be very easy. The sauce, however, was a little bit too ketchup-y for me. I think it was because I first used rice vinegar. I added some cider vinegar and it tamed the ketchup flavor. I also found that I had to use more cornstarch than is called for in the recipe. Overall, a great basic recipe that can be tweaked to suit your tastes. My friends loved it. I garnished with green onions and red bell peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not only delicious but easy as well! I doubled the sauce. I left out the onions, green pepper, pineapple and cherries but added a frozen bag of stir fry veggies. Absolutely wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the sauce recipe since I had about 1 3/4 lbs of shrimp. Did not use the cherries due to a personal preference. Served with jasmine rice. Wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IT WAS FANTASTIC, thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
drop the shrimp and add chicken or pork. this is good food item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was very easy to make and incerdibly yummy. It tasted better than any sweet and sour shrimp that I ahve tasted before. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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I was surprised at how easy this recipe was. As long as your shrimp is already thawed, peeled, and deveined, you'll have sweet and sour shrimp that tastes just as good as take-out in less than 20 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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