Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Shrimp

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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It takes several ingredients to create a good sweet-and-sour sauce. But the payoff is worth it when the meal is so tasty! Remember that shrimp are sold by the number it takes to make a pound, and words like “large” or “jumbo” are mere window dressing. To get the timing right, make sure you have shrimp that are sized at 35 count (or maybe 30) per pound. Also, just to make sure things are clear, buy frozen raw shrimp, not cooked “cocktail” shrimp.

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Canned pineapple icon
    Canned pineapple
    1 cup (about 252 g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    ½ cup (about 124.5 g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    ¼ cup (about 72 g)
  • Grapeseed oil icon
    Grapeseed oil
    ¼ cup (about 55.2 g)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (about 5.55 g)
  • Fresh garlic icon
    Fresh garlic
    2 tsp (about 5.7 g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    ¼ tsp (about 0.2 g)
  • Frozen peeled and deveined shrimp icon
    Frozen peeled and deveined shrimp
    681 g (about 2 ¾ cups)
  • Frozen vegetables for stir fry icon
    Frozen vegetables for stir fry
    454 g (about 2 cups)
  • Pineapple juice icon
    Pineapple juice
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Cornstarch icon
    2 tbsp (about 16.2 g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Small bowl

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  1. Stir canned pineapple, chicken broth, soy sauce, grapeseed oil, rice vinegar, ginger, fresh garlic and red pepper flakes into the inner pot
  2. Add frozen peeled and deveined shrimp and frozen vegetables for stir fry to the inner pot
  3. Stir well
  4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  5. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 0 min
  6. Release pressure -
  7. Pre-heat - Sauté, Normal
  8. Heat until simmering
  9. Add pineapple juice and cornstarch to a clean small bowl
  10. Whisk until smooth
  11. Stir content of small bowl into inner pot
  12. Cook until thickened while stirring frequently - approx 45 sec
  13. Remove the inner pot
  14. Pour shrimp and sauce to large serving bowl
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