When I think of the summertime, one of my favorite things that comes to my mind is fresh pineapple. There’s something about eating pineapple in the summer, it doesn’t get any better! This shrimp pineapple with rice is full of flavor and makes for a great weeknight dinner!

Pineapple Shrimp

If there’s one thing that I could never get sick of it’s pineapple! The sweetness is what I crave this time of year as it gets hotter out! This pineapple shrimp is full of flavor and makes for a very satisfying meal to make during the week. I guarantee that you can convince the pineapple mixed into food skeptics of how delicious this is.

You can make this Pineapple shrimp and use it in a variety of ways! I love to top it on some brown or jasmine rice to make a filling, balanced meal. Or you can add it to lettuce cups! The flavors of the pineapple, shrimp and veggies can mix with a lot of things!

Once you make this Pineapple shrimp, you can save it for leftovers to eat on for the rest of the week! Store it in the fridge in a sealed tight container to have fresh for a couple days!

What you need for Pineapple Shrimp:

  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Red onion
  • Shrimp
  • Avocado oil
  • Tapioca Flour

Why do I need tapioca flour?

Tapioca flour is something that I always have in my pantry! It makes for a great thickener for sauces. I use this one! It’s important to follow the directions accordingly when adding this in your dish as it can easily heat up too quick! The key is slow, medium to low heat and continually stirring to get the best result when using.

Can I use soy sauce instead of coconut aminos?

Yes! Soy sauce can be used as a replacement for coconut aminos. Although, I use coconut aminos in a lot of my recipes so I highly recommend picking some up! You can get it here.

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes! I used the frozen Argentian shrimp from Trader Joe’s and love it! You can use frozen or fresh shrimp in this recipe.

Pineapple Shrimp with rice

How to make Pineapple Shrimp:

  1. Start by sautéing shrimp with a little avocado oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper.
  2. Set aside shrimp once cooked.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in bowl: pineapple juice, sriracha, rice vinegar and coconut aminos. Mix together and set aside.
  4. Chop up veggies (red and green pepper, red onion) and pineapple.
  5. In pan, add sesame oil with veggies to lightly sauté on medium heat.
  6. Add cooked shrimp in with the veggies.
  7. Pour in pineapple sauce mix into the pan.
  8. Mix together in small bowl tapioca flour with water.
  9. On medium heat, pour tapioca mixture in with the shrimp, veggies and sauce. Continually stir.
  10. Sauce will begin to thicken. **It’s important to continue to stir as the sauce thickens so it doesn’t stick the bottom of the pan! Remove from heat and continue to stir.

What I used to make Pineapple Shrimp:

Non-stick pan

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Pineapple Shrimp

Pineapple Shrimp

Yield:
4

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes

Delicous, flavorful shrimp dinner!

Ingredients

  • 12-13 frozen shrimp
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, small pieces
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1.5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp tapioca flour

Instructions

    1. Start by sautéing shrimp with a little avocado oil, minced garlic, sea salt and pepper.
    2. Set aside shrimp once cooked.
    3. Combine sauce ingredients in bowl: pineapple juice, sriracha, rice vinegar and coconut aminos. Mix together and set aside.
    4. Chop up veggies (red and green pepper, red onion) and pineapple.
    5. In pan, add sesame oil with veggies to lightly sauté on medium heat.
    6. Add cooked shrimp in with the veggies.
    7. Pour in pineapple sauce mix into the pan.
    8. Mix together in small bowl tapioca flour with water.
    9. On medium heat, pour tapioca mixture in with the shrimp, veggies and sauce. Continually stir.
    10. Sauce will begin to thicken. **It’s important to continue to stir as the sauce thickens so it doesn’t stick the bottom of the pan! Remove from heat and continue to stir.
    11. Add in fresh pineapple last to stir in.
    12. Serve on top of rice and top with green onion and red pepper flakes.

until next time…