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Sweet and Sour Shrimps
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How to Cook Sweet and Sour Shrimps

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo large shrimps washed and antennae removed
  • 2 pcs red and green bell peppers slice into squares
  • 2 Tbsp. spring onions chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. patis or fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 inch size ginger slice into strips
  • 1 pc large red onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 cup banana catsup
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pcs siling labuyo optional
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil


    How to cook Sweet and Sour Shrimps:

    • In a medium size wok, heat oil and saute ginger. Then add garlic and saute until fragrant.
    • Then add onions and saute again until soft. Add in the tomatoes and saute until it is soft and cooked.
    • Add in the tomato sauce, banana catsup, cornstarch slurry, vinegar and sugar.
    • Mix until the cornstarch is well blended and the sauce thickens.
    • Next, add in the shrimps. Stir until the shrimps are coated with the sauce.
    • Cover and simmer for a few minutes. Add water if necessary.
    • Then add in the patis, salt, pepper, spring onions, siling labuyo and bell peppers.
    • Stir cook, cover and simmer for a few minutes until the peppers are half-cooked. Serve hot.