Our Shrimp Noodles is a fantastic combination of succulent shrimp, vibrant vegetables, and a homemade sauce that’s bursting with sweet and sour goodness.
If you’re in the mood for an Asian-style dish that combines sweet and sour flavours with succulent shrimp, look no further.
Our Sweet and Sour Shrimp Noodles recipe is the perfect choice as it features succulent shrimps, a tangy homemade sauce, with a colorful array of vegetables.
This dish is a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours that’s sure to delight your taste buds.
If you don’t like shrimp here are some alternatives
If you’re not a fan of shrimp or if you have seafood allergies, you can easily substitute other protein options in this Sweet and Sour Noodles recipe.
This dish is Lenten for the Orthodox, but here are some delicious alternatives:
Feel free to choose the alternative protein that suits your dietary preferences and taste.
The sweet and sour sauce and noodle combination is versatile and can pair well with various proteins, so you have plenty of options to create a delicious and satisfying meal.
- Chicken: Boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh pieces can be a fantastic replacement for shrimp. Simply cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook them in a similar fashion as the shrimp. You can boil or sauté the chicken until it’s cooked through and then add it to the dish at the same stage where the shrimp is introduced.
- Tofu: For a vegetarian or vegan twist, consider using firm or extra-firm tofu. Cut the tofu into cubes and pan-fry them until they’re crispy on the outside. Tofu has a great ability to absorb the flavours of the sauce, making it an excellent choice.
- Pork: Slices of pork, such as pork loin or tenderloin, can work well in this recipe. Slice the pork thinly and sauté it in a similar manner as the shrimp. Pork pairs nicely with the sweet and sour sauce.
- Veal or Beef: Thinly sliced veal or beef, like flank steak or sirloin, can also be used. You can quickly stir-fry the beef slices and add them to the dish just before serving.
- Vegetarian or Vegan Options: If you prefer a completely plant-based dish, consider using a variety of vegetables and tofu or tempeh as your protein source. You can include more vegetables or tofu to make up for the absence of shrimp.
Stage 1: Preparing the Flavourful Sauce
- The heart of this recipe is the sweet and sour sauce that adds a burst of flavour to the entire dish.
- To start, sauté a finely chopped red onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until it becomes translucent, then add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds, until fragrant.
- Add in the passata, ketchup, salt, pepper, orange, lemon and pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar.
- Cook this mixture for about 5 minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
- The result is a rich and zesty sauce that will take your taste buds on a journey.
Stage 2: Sautéing the Vibrant Vegetables
- The next step involves preparing a vibrant mix of vegetables.
- In a wok or large deep sautéing pan, heat 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- Add in ribbons of carrots, thinly sliced julienned bell peppers, diced celery, green onions, slices of pineapple, and thinly sliced cabbage.
- Sauté these vegetables with a dash of salt until they become soft, which takes about 5-6 minutes.
- To enhance the flavours, add vegetable or chicken bouillon and half a cup of water.
- After that, introduce the flavourful sauce prepared in stage 1 and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Stage 3: Boiling and Draining the Shrimp
- While you’re working on the sauce and vegetables, bring a pot of water to boil and add the shrimp. Boil them for just 3 minutes.
- Drain the shrimp, but be sure to reserve the water for later use.
- If you are going to use fresh shrimp, take a look at my Shrimp Saganaki with Masticha Liqueur, where I have posted a video, to see how you can devein them.
Stage 4: Cooking the Noodles
- Now, it’s time to prepare the noodles.
- In the same pot you used for the shrimp, add more hot water, a pinch of salt, and cook the egg noodles for 3 minutes or according to the package instructions.
- Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
- Once they’re cooked, rinse them with cold water and place them in a colander to drain.
Bringing It All Together
- When the vegetables are ready and the sauce is well incorporated, add the shrimp to the mix along with the cooked noodles.
- Stir everything together and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce is fully absorbed.
- The result is a harmonious blend of textures and flavours that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
This mouthwatering dish is a delightful medley of fresh ingredients and bold flavours that will elevate your dinner to a whole new level.
- 250 grams large frozen shrimp, (fresh can be used, peeled and deveined)
- 300 grams rice or egg noodles
- 1 tsp salt
For the sweet and sour sauce:
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 250 grams passata
- 1/2 cube organic vegetable or chicken bouillon
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/ 8 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Finely grated ¼ tsp black pepper
For the vegetables:
- 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 medium carrots, cut into ribbons with vegetable peeler
- 1 cup bell peppers, various colour, thinly sliced julienned
- ½ cup celery, small diced
- 2 green onions (scallions), small diced (optional)
- 5 slices pineapple
- 1 cup cabbage, sliced very thin
- ½ tsp salt
Stage 1: Prepare the sauce.
- Sauté the onion until translucent.
- Add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds, until fragrant.
- Add the passata, ketchup salt, pepper, orange and lemon juice, soy sauce, honey and vinegar and cook for 5 minutes.
Stage 2: Sauté the vegetables.
- Finely cut all the vegetables.
- Heat the olive oil in a wok or large sautéing pan.
- Add the bell peppers, carrot ribbons, celery, cabbage and the green onions.
- Add the salt and sauté until soft, for about 2 minutes.
- Add the pineapple as well as the chicken bouillon and half cup water.
- Add the sauce to the vegetables and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Stage 3: Boil the shrimp.
- While preparing the above heat some water, add salt and boil the shrimp for 3 minutes.
Stage 4: Cook the noodles.
- Drain the shrimp water and add some more hot
- Add some salt and cook the noodles for 3 minutes or according to the package instructions, stirring now and then.
- Rinse them with cold water and put them in a colander to drain.
Bringing It All Together.
- When the vegetables are ready, add the shrimps to the sauce as well as the noodles and mix well.
- Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, until the sauce is absorbed.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 647Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 144mgSodium 2683mgCarbohydrates 105gFiber 10gSugar 38gProtein 24g
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