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Healthier Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Healthier Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Healthier Sweet and Sour Shrimp that is not deep fried, but cooked in a fantastic sweet and sour sauce with juicy pineapple and crunchy bell peppers.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Sweet and Sour Shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 342 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined if preferred
  • 1 red bell pepper cleaned and cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pineapple chunks drained
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup sugar or more
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Fresh green onions
  • Sesame seeds


Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl, whisk until fully combined. Set aside.
  1. Place a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat and add oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot add shrimp, and cook for about 1 minute on each side.
  3. Add bell pepper and pineapple chunks to the wok and cook for 5 minutes, until the bell pepper starts to get tender, but is still crunchy. Stir often.
  4. Give the sauce a stir and add it to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and serve over rice.
  6. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Healthier Sweet and Sour Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 1812mg79%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 1115IU22%
Vitamin C 53.2mg64%
Calcium 185mg19%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.