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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

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Flavorful Sweet and Sour Shrimp stir-fry with succulent shrimp, tangy Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce, and vibrant veggies.

Elevate your dinner with the tantalizing Sweet and Sour Shrimp flavours. This delightful dish combines succulent shrimp, crisp asparagus, and small onions, all stir-fried to perfection. Marinated in a delectable mix of fish sauce, sugar, and pepper, the shrimp absorb a symphony of tastes that explode with each bite. The magic continues as you add Thai Sweet chilli sauce, tamarind concentrate, and lime juice, infusing the dish with a zesty kick. And finally, fresh spring onions, halved cherry tomatoes, and fragrant coriander leaves garnished on top. Every forkful is an explosion of textures and tastes.

Imagine the pan sizzle, the aroma wafting through the air, and the vibrant colours enticing your senses. Sweet and Sour Shrimp is more than a recipe; it’s an experience that transports you to the bustling markets of Southeast Asia. Serve it hot over a bed of steaming rice for a complete meal that satisfies both your cravings and your curiosity for culinary adventures.

Pair this Sweet and Sour Shrimp with fragrant Jasmine rice or explore other Asian-inspired delicacies like Pad Thai and Pineapple Fried Rice. Let your taste buds embark on a journey of authentic flavours.

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp
5 from 1 vote

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Flavorful Sweet and Sour Shrimp stir-fry with succulent shrimp, tangy Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce, and vibrant veggies.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai


  • 175 gms Shrimps (peeled, deveined)
  • 1/4 cup Small Onions (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Asparagus (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Concentrate
  • 1/4 cup Spring Onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/8 cup Coriander Leaves (chopped)


  • In a bowl, combine fish sauce, sugar, pepper powder, and 1/2 tbsp of oil.
  • Marinate shrimp in this mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large pan over a high flame and add the remaining 1/2 tbsp of oil.
  • Stir-fry shrimp, small onions, and ginger for 2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus and cook for an additional minute.
  • Cook until shrimp and asparagus are almost done.
  • Introduce sweet chilli sauce, tamarind concentrate, lime juice, and spring onions. Mix well.
  • Toss in cherry tomatoes and coriander leaves.
  • Stir and remove from heat. Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve hot with cooked rice.

Serving Size: 2 servings

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Can I use other types of seafood instead of shrimp? 

Absolutely! You can experiment with this recipe using scallops, squid, or even firm white fish for a delightful variation.

Is tamarind concentrate essential, or can I substitute it with something else? 

Tamarind lends a unique tanginess to the dish, but if you don’t have it, a blend of lemon juice and brown sugar can offer a similar flavour profile.

What’s a suitable side dish to complement Sweet and Sour Shrimp? 

Pair it with steamed Jasmine rice or explore our recipe for Thai-style Pineapple Fried Rice to create a harmonious meal bursting with Asian flavours.

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