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Most everyone loves Chinese takeout, but lets be honest, between the massive amount of extra salt, food dyes, MSG, and fat, it’s not the best thing for you. This recipe is not only better for you but it also maintains the authentic Chinese takeout taste while still being something that you can throw together in just a few minutes. In fact this recipe takes less time to cook than it does to leave the house and grab takeout. The video and full recipe are below. Enjoy!

 

Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir Fry

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, preferably 26-30 count size

1 12 oz package frozen veggies

2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped

1 orange, zested and juiced

1 lemon, zested and juiced

2 tsp garlic paste

2 tsp ginger paste

2 tsp chili paste

6 Tb soy sauce

2 Tb ketchup

2 Tb white vinegar

1 Tb brown sugar

1 cup water

2 tsp cornstarch

Veggie oil

Salt and pepper

In a large measuring cup, whisk together the water, orange and lemon zest and juice, garlic, ginger, chili paste, soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and cornstarch. Set the sauce aside for later. Bring a large wok or skillet to high heat and saute the veggies and mushrooms in vegetable oil until the veggies are tender and the mushrooms are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add in the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are just cooked all the way through. Add in your sauce and bring everything just up to the boil, stirring constantly until the sauce tightens up. Serve immediately with rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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