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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Brought to you by Mitchell Griffith
About the Contributor: Mitchell Griffith is the host of a Youtube channel centered around food and cocktail pairings with the goal of encouraging people to see themselves as chefs. The message is that everyone should have the confidence to host people and be able to elevate their cooking and cocktail knowledge. 
This recipe is Part 1 of a 2 part pairing. Check out his "Don't Go In the Watermelon Salad," here. 
Ingredients: 
  • 1.5 pound peeled and deveined shrimp 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed or olive oil
  • 1/2 a red pepper diced 
Directions: 
  1. Place sauce pan over medium high heat and add oil 
  2. Once oil is simmering, add all ingredients and cook for about 7-10 minutes or until shrimp turns a light pink color 
  3. Halfway through cooking, add red pepper.
  4. When cooking is complete, strain the shrimp of the cooking liquid and add back to the saucepan over low heat.
  5. Stir in the sweet and sour sauce until it coats the shrimp.
  6. Once done, garnish with cilantro leaves and a lemon wedge.

Sweet and Sour Sauce 

  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium size sauce pan over medium heat. 
  2. Whisk on medium heat for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Sauce is done when it is thick enough that you can draw a line through it on the back of a spoon.
  4. Set aside and add to the jump shrimp when ready.

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