Sweet & Sour Shrimp (or Chicken) Marinade


Sweet and Sour Shrimp made with our Organic Tamarind Paste


This marinade is absolutely fantastic for whipping up some delightful sweet and sour shrimp or chicken! The incredible natural tanginess of tamarind fruit not only adds a burst of flavor but also works wonders in tenderizing the chicken.

Just a friendly tip: when marinating shrimp or any other seafood, don't let it sit too long. The acidity in the tamarind might "cook" it before it hits the pan. 





  • 2 lbs shrimp or chicken




  1. Mix all the ingredients for marinade together in a bowl. Whisk until sugar dissolves.
  2. Toss shrimp in marinade, cover, and set at room temperature for 30 minutes. For chicken, marinate in the fridge for 1-4 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, remove meat from marinade, and reserve the marinade in a small pan.
  4. Bring the reserved marinade to a simmer and simmer for at lest 5 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet and brown on one side of the shrimp or chicken before flipping.
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and/or cilantro.

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