Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry Shrimp

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 green onions sliced


In large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry carrots, onion, red pepper and garlic for 4 minutes.

In small bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and cayenne; pour into skillet and bring to boil. Add shrimp and broccoli; cook for 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and broccoli is tender-crisp.

Whisk cornstarch with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) water; whisk into sauce and cook for about 1 minute or until thickened. Serve sprinkled with onions.

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Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry Shrimp