Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp with Onion and Red Pepper

Jasmine rice gives this dish a savory aroma. You can substitute long-grain and wild rice if you don't have it on hand.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 333
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 18.3 g
Carbohydrate 53 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 309 mg
Calcium 44 mg

Ingredients

1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
1 tablespoon dry sherry
6 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
3 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
4 thin slices fresh ginger
4 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 (6-ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons water
2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice

Preparation

Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired.

Whisk together sherry and 2 teaspoons cornstarch in a medium bowl; add shrimp, coating well. Chill 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok at medium-high 2 minutes. Add ginger and next 3 ingredients; cook 1 minute or until tender. Remove vegetables from skillet; discard ginger.

Remove shrimp from marinade, discarding marinade.

Heat remaining 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in skillet; add shrimp, and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Return vegetables to skillet; stir in pineapple juice and next 3 ingredients.

Stir together 2 tablespoons water and remaining 4 teaspoons cornstarch; add to shrimp mixture. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Serve over rice. Prep: 40 min., Chill: 30 min., Cook: 6 min.

*Most of the cholesterol comes from shrimp. But they're also low in saturated fat, which makes them a nutritious, heart-healthy choice.

Note:

April 2002