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Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Shrimp

With its delightfully sweet-tangy flavor, this easy entree is destined to become a favorite! “My husband and I adapted the recipe from one in a magazine, and we just love it,” writes Kathleen Davis of North Bend, Washington.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry shrimp and ginger in oil until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add the ketchup mixture; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with onions and sesame seeds. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 241 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 252mg cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
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  • justmbeth
    Sep 15, 2016

    We enjoyed this. Made as-is.

  • muffbear74
    Aug 25, 2014

    Made this for my dautghter and son-in-law and we all loved it. Went nicely with rice, may try adding some pineapple next time.

  • mizzbphd
    Nov 3, 2013

    This recipe is good, but it's missing something and is a bit too sweet. May try adding something to help give a little more depth of flavor and cut the sweet next time.

  • Igraine32
    Jul 29, 2013

    Used cooked shrimp cause I couldn't find medium frozen, uncooked. Turned out great. Very tasty and the kiddo loved it!This time used uncooked shrimp...even better!

  • belle696
    Apr 18, 2013

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  • juliecooks4u
    Jan 20, 2013

    5 stars because this was soooo easy, fast and delicious! TRUE fast food, but so much better for you!

  • sherryorndorff
    Jun 8, 2012

    This was amazing!! I only had a 12 oz bag of shrimp, so mine was saucy & I like it that way, probably 3 servings. Definitely garnish with cilantro. A real keeper!!!

  • best of home cooks
    Feb 27, 2012

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  • proesner
    Nov 17, 2010

    Very fast and easy. Even my non-shrimp eater ate this.

  • swilkins
    Oct 20, 2008

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