Sweet and Sour Shrimp


Asian-inspired sweet and sour shrimp stir-fry.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • ½ cup honey

  • cup rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 3 tablespoons pineapple juice

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Shrimp Stir-Fry:

  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp - peeled, deveined, and tails removed

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 cup sliced zucchini

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Whisk together honey, rice vinegar, tomato paste, pineapple juice, and soy sauce for sweet and sour sauce in a medium bowl. Whisk together water and cornstarch for thickener in another bowl. Set both aside.

  2. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Combine shrimp, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; toss to season.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and the sesame oil in a wok or large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add shrimp in a single layer to the hot oil; cook for 1 minute without stirring. Stir and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer to a clean plate.

  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the wok. When heated, add bell pepper and zucchini; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pineapple; stir-fry for 30 seconds.

  5. Pour in the reserved sweet and sour sauce; stir and cook until simmering, about 2 minutes.

  6. Whisk the cornstarch mixture again, then gradually add it to the center of the wok; stir constantly until sauce has thickened, about 30 seconds.

  7. Return the cooked shrimp to the wok; stir to combine and cook until shrimp are warmed through, about 2 minutes.

  8. Garnish each serving with green onions and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
10g Fat
56g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 738mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 25g
Potassium 627mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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