First words out of my husband's mouth as he tasted this dish: "This is really good!" He would give it more than 5 starts if he could. I loved this dish for its taste and also for its ease of preparation. My intention with a new recipe is always to make it as directed; because I wasn't able to find Shaoxing rice wine, didn't have tamari and normally don't have fresh pineapple, I made what I thought would be appropriate substitutions. I used cooking sherry, soy sauce and canned pineapple for the three missing ingredients and it worked out great. This isn't overwhelmingly spicy but has a subtle kick; if you prefer more spicy dishes, just add more crushed red pepper. I agree with another reviewer that you should use good quality bacon. Cheap bacon will not give as rich a flavor as the good stuff so splurge and use the best bacon you can. I did have some fresh snap peas and I added those just because. ;) It was an easy way to sneak in more veggies. A person could also add water chestnuts to add a crunchy element. Next time I fix this (which will be soon!) I will use pineapple juice instead of the water called for in the sauce. I think it will add even more flavor to what is a great recipe. I served this over riced cauliflower and it was a healthy, flavorful meal.
Served or over brown jasmine rice. It was excellent. Deffo making again. I'm excited for lunch tomorrow.
Made according to recipe, I didn't have fresh pineapple but canned worked fine. Delicious, I'll definitely make it again.
of course this was very good, just be careful with the shrimp ,not to overcook, the recipe worked very as is use good bacon like smithfieled, it makes a difference cheap bacon you buy is just that.all fat.. , why ruin a good dish with cheap bacon,i dont worry about better products, and i am poorer than dirt. i know what happens when you use the cheap store brands..