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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

This recipe is just in time for the Chinese New Year! Sweet and sour shrimp! You guys are going to love it. Serve with your favourite rice or noodles for a great fake take out Friday night meal.

Preparation Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Serves 4


1/2 lb shrimp- peeled and deveined

1 teaspoon soya sauce

1 egg

1 teaspoon corn flour


1/3 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons tomato ketchup

2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

1 teaspoon soya sauce

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon corn flour

Other Ingredients

1 cup corn flour - for coating

1 tablespoon garlic- minced

1/4 onion- in chunks

1/2 green bell pepper- in chunks

Oil for deep frying


  1. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Mix well then set aside.

  2. In a clean bowl, combine the shrimp, soya sauce, egg and 1 teaspoon corn flour. Mix well and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil for deep frying to 170c.

  4. Coat the shrimp in the extra 1 cup of corn flour. Dust off the excess.

  5. Fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes, drain then set aside.

  6. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wok, add the garlic, sauté 1 minute then add the green bell pepper and onion.

  7. Sauté the vegetables for 2 minutes on a low heat.

  8. Add the sauce ingredients and cook on a low heat until thickened. It takes around 2-3 minutes for the sauce to thicken.

  9. Refry the shrimp for 30 seconds, drain and then quickly toss them into the sauce.

  10. Cook on a low heat for 2 minutes.

  11. Serve with your favourite rice.

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