Sweet and Sour Stir Fried Shrimp

This simple recipe is an appetizer incorporating the sweet and sour flavors without a heavy, sugar-laden sauce.  You could also add white rice or fried rice to make a meal.

Sweet and Sour Stir Fried Shrimp



  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced or grated fresh ginger root
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined



Using a wok or large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.  Add in the celery, bell pepper, onion, and ginger.  Stir fry 5 to 7 minutes.  Stir in soy sauce, lemon juice, and sugar.  Cook, while stirring, 1 minute.

Add shrimp and stir fry until the shrimp are pink and tender, about 3 minutes.

Serves 8.

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