Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sweet'n Sour Shrimp

Here is another recipe from our 2 week challenge. We always have rice on hand and I just happened to stock up on some organic Edamame beforehand. We also had this delicious sauce left over from another meal and needed to use it up so we decided to use it on some shrimp! Chinese food is a favorite of ours and one night while looking up some recipes, I discovered the secret to fried chinese food! It's so easy and really unexpected. The meal we used the sauce on before was actually exactly the same except instead of shrimp, we used chicken! Here's what I did. 

We bought a pound of shrimp. You can also use a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast chopped into bite-size chunks. 
Next, you'll need about a cup of cornstarch and 2 eggs all mixed up (yes, eggs! who woulda thought right?!). 
You coat the shrimp with cornstarch and then dunk it in the egg. IMG_0315 
Then fry them up in a little canola oil until they're golden brown on both sides. IMG_0317 
Next, place in a baking dish and smother in sauce, we used sweet'n sour. For the next go around, I want to try some General Tso sauce (my favorite). You could use a variety of sauces with this. IMG_0318 
Then bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. IMG_0319 
And serve! 
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It was SO good guys. I will definitely be saving this recipe. I love that you can do this with chicken and shrimp, maybe I'll even try a mixture of the two some time! Mmmmmmm. The best thing about this though is that it doesn't involve a bunch of ingredients. Very simple. Perfect. 

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