Tested till perfect Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry Shrimp

Sweet-and-Sour Stir-Fry Shrimp

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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, sliced
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 1 1sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 2clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwater
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsoy sauce
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcider vinegar
  • pinch pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1 lb 1lblarge raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups 3cupsbroccoli floretbroccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcornstarch
  • 2 2green oniongreen onions, sliced
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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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