Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Shrimp

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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based on 2 ratings

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 (252g)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    about ½ cup (124g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Grapeseed oil icon
    Grapeseed oil
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tbsp (5g)
  • Fresh garlic icon
    Fresh garlic
    2 tsp (6g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    about ¼ tsp (0g)
  • Frozen peeled and deveined shrimp icon
    Frozen peeled and deveined shrimp
    2¾ cups
  • Frozen vegetables for stir fry icon
    Frozen vegetables for stir fry
    2 cups
  • Pineapple juice icon
    Pineapple juice
    ¼ cup (60ml)
  • Cornstarch icon
    2 tbsp (16g)


  • 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. Cancel - Keep warm
  7. Quick release
  8. Pre-heat - Sauté, Normal
  9. Heat until simmering
  10. Add pineapple juice and cornstarch to a clean small bowl
  11. Whisk until smooth
  12. Stir content of small bowl into inner pot
  13. Cook until thickened while stirring frequently - approx 45 sec
  14. Cancel - Sauté
  15. Remove the inner pot
  16. Pour shrimp and sauce to large serving bowl
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