Was craving takeout vibes tonight so I made a big bowl of Sweet & Sour Shrimp with green beans and brown rice. Safe to say the spot has been hit! The sweet & sour sauce I made is sweetened with honey so there’s no refined sugar or artificial ingredients like the store bought or restaurant versions! Perfectly sweet with a little spice.
Sweet & Sour Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tsp sesame oil + more to cook the shrimp
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot starch + 1/4 cup hot water this thickens the sauce
- Veggies + rice to serve
Whisk together all ingredients for the sauce except the tapioca flour + water mixture.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of sesame oil to coat the pan. Add in your shrimp and cook for a few minutes each side until it turns pink and is no longer translucent inside.
Once the shrimp is just cooked, add the sauce mixture + flour mixture to the pan. Bring to a simmer until the sauce has thickened.
I used the same pan to saute some green beans with soy sauce and sriracha! Serve with brown rice.