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A Homemade Spin on the Takeout Classic
Sweet, crunchy and juicy General Tso's chicken is a standard on Chinese restaurant menus, and now, actor and Food Network star Patricia Heaton shows how to make it with shrimp. The dish, from Heaton's new book Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends , is just as delicious with shellfish, and—bonus!—cooks in approximately 3 minutes. Serve it with Heaton's rich garlic-ginger sauce, fluffy rice and a steamed veggie—anything from snap peas to broccoli or asparagus.

Get the recipe: General Tso's Shrimp