Sweet 'n' Tangy Shrimp Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Tangy Shrimp Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 241 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 252mg cholesterol, 954mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein .


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Tangy Shrimp in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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justmbeth 254161
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2016

"We enjoyed this. Made as-is."

muffbear74 172488
Reviewed 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 154264
Reviewed 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 98674
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013 Edited Jan. 9, 2014

"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!"

juliecooks4u 169758
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

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

sherryorndorff 157208
Reviewed 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!!!"

proesner 157205
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

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

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