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Sweet and Sour Shrimp

1 pound large raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 cup lychees
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1 small red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1/2 small onions, diced


1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
1/5 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes. Combine sauce ingredients in a small pan and set aside. Place a wok over high hear until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add ginger, garlic, and onion; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add Shrimp and stir-fry until they turn pink, 2 to 3 minutes. .Add sauce over medium-high heat, stirring, until sauce boils and thickens, and shrimp are well glazed. Stir in lychees, pineapple chunks, and bell pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.

Note: lychees are an Asian fruit. You can buy them canned at most Asian food markets.