What's for Dinner- Trini Chinese Sweet & Sour Shrimp

Traditional Chinese dishes prepared with the flavors and ingredients of the island have been lovingly named Trini-Chinese food!! These recipes are just another part of Trinidad's unique multi-cultural cuisine. From fried rice to wontons, we love it all...

Trini-Chinese Sweet & Sour Shrimp

  • 2 lbs shrimp; shelled and cleaned (Marinate with salt/pepper, thyme, organic no salt seasoning, green seasoning, pepper sauce and 1 tbsp corn starch)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tbsp fresh ginger; minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots; cut in strips
  • 2 bell peppers (1 green, 1 red); cut in strips
  • 2 celery stalks; cut in strips
  • 3 scallions; chopped

Sauce- combine all ingredient in mixing bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.

  • 2 tbsp cornflour (mixed into ¼ C water)
  • ¼ C white vinegar
  • ¼ C pineapple or orange juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 C water
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 pinches of salt

  1. Heat vegetable oil and red pepper flakes in wok and stir fry shrimp for 4-5 min; Shrimp is done when it turns color to pink. Remove from wok and set aside.
  2. Add a little more oil then garlic, ginger, onion, carrots and celery, stir fry for 4-5, then add the bell peppers and stir fry for an additional 2-3 mins or until the vegetables are cooked to your preference.
  3. Turn the heat to low, and add the sauce, cook stirring constantly until the sauce thickens (about 1-2mins).
  4. Add the cooked shrimp back to the wok and stir together.
  5. Turn off heat and allow to set for 3-5 mins before serving, garnish with the chopped scallions.
  6. Serve with rice.

Happy Eating!!!


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