This sweet and sour shrimp recipe is made with crispy shrimp, colorful veggies and pineapple, all tossed in a homemade sweet and sour sauce. The perfect quick and easy summer dinner that’s perfect for entertaining!
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I don’t know about you, but this summer I’ve been even more into making quick and easy dinners than ever before. The weather has been just beautiful here in California, and who wants to spend a ton of time in the kitchen when you could be outside enjoying summer fun? My new favorite way to get dinner on a table in a flash is this sweet and sour shrimp. It tastes like something you’d get at a restaurant, but is easy enough to make at home any day of the week.
I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate seafood into my family’s diet, as the USDA recommends at least two 4-ounce servings of seafood a week. My picky eaters happen to love SeaPak Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp, which is what I often turn to when we’re trying to meet our seafood goal! I combine these plump and crispy shrimp with summery ingredients like pineapple and bell peppers for a meal that’s perfect to enjoy outside on a bright sunny day.
There are two steps to this sweet and sour shrimp. The first step is to prepare the shrimp and vegetables. The shrimp and peppers cook together on a sheet pan in the oven. While the shrimp are cooking, I make an easy homemade sweet and sour sauce. After the shrimp and peppers come out of the oven, they get tossed with fresh pineapple chunks and the sauce. I also like to put up a pot of rice to boil at the same time as I put the shrimp in the oven. Serve the sweet and sour shrimp over the rice and enjoy!
We often eat outdoors in the summer time, and one thing I do to make it enjoyable for all is to set up a buffet outside with plates, silverware, napkins, pitchers of drinks and our meal. That way people aren’t running in and out of the house constantly to get more food or refill their drinks. It’s definitely a more relaxing way to eat!
This sweet and sour shrimp is sure to become a family favorite. Make sure to check out the product locator to find out where to purchase SeaPak products near you, and while you’re at it, sign up for the Coastal Catch e-newsletter to get a coupon to keep your freezer stocked all summer long! You can also follow SeaPak on Facebook and Instagram for more great recipe inspiration.
Sweet and Sour Shrimp
- 2 9-ounce boxes SeaPak Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
- Place the shrimp on one side of the pan and the peppers on the other side of the pan. Toss the peppers with the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake for 14 minutes or until shrimp are browned and crispy and peppers are softened.
- While the shrimp and peppers are cooking, make the sauce. In a small pan bring the sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and ketchup to a boil.
- Mix the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of cold water and stir until smooth. Pour the cornstarch into the sauce and cook for 1 more minute or until sauce has thickened.
- Remove the shrimp and peppers from the oven; add the pineapple to the pan. Pour the sauce over the top and toss to coat. Serve immediately, over rice if desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company. The opinions and text are all mine.