Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

Combine the sweet flavors of pineapple with a tangy bbq sauce to make Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry in one pan for a delicious dinner.

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This summer has been all about pineapple for me. I love pineapple, it’s my favorite fruit, and I’ve been finding a lot of ways to work it into meals. My newest creation was a pineapple shrimp stir fry and it was delicious!

Many recipes will call for pineapple in the ingredients. Fresh pineapple has the most flavor, so always choose that if you can. During the season, which is summer here, we can sometimes get a pineapple for just over $1. We have two pineapples in the kitchen ready to cut and core right now.

I never worry about pineapple going bad because we all really enjoy it. If it isn’t used in a recipe, then we will eat it fresh. Pineapple is a great summer fruit because it’s full of water. Eating pineapple will help keep you hydrated, which is important in the heat of summer.

For this recipe, we combined the pineapple with shrimp, red peppers, and rice. I used my rice steamer to prepare the rice, and the rest was all prepared in one pan. I love one-pan meals since they make cleanup so easy.

When I cooked this, I left the tails on the shrimp. Justin requested that for the photos. Normally, though, I like to remove the tails before cooking to make it easier to eat. Either ways works, it’s up to you and what you prefer for your pineapple shrimp stir fry.

Step by Step

Prepare the rice according to the package directions. I like to use my rice steamer to make it easy.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over high heat. Then add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes, flipping at least once. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped red bell pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring until they start to soften.

Place the pineapple in the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring so both sides get cooked.

Pour the BBQ sauce and Zesty Italian Dressing over the peppers and pineapple. Stir to coat and cook until the sauces start to bubble.

Add the shrimp back into the pan and stir to combine.

Serve the pineapple shrimp stir fry over a bed of rice and garnish with sliced green onions.

Recipe

Originally Published On: August 19, 2019

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Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

Combine the sweet flavors of pineapple with a tangy bbq sauce to make Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry in one pan for a delicious dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple, rice, shrimp, stir fry
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 708kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lb shrimp precooked
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 pineapple chopped
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/4 cup zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 green onion sliced

Instructions

  • Prepare the rice according to the package directions
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over high heat
  • Then add the shrimp in a single layer
  • Cook the shrimp for about 5 minutes, flipping at least once
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the chopped red bell pepper
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring until they start to soften
  • Place the pineapple in the pan
  • Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring so both sides get cooked
  • Pour the BBQ sauce and Zesty Italian Dressing over the peppers and pineapple
  • Stir to coat and cook until the sauces start to bubble
  • Add the shrimp back into the pan and stir to combine
  • Serve the pineapple shrimp stir fry over a bed of rice and garnish with sliced green onions

Nutrition

Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1330mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1323IU | Vitamin C: 151mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 5mg

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20 thoughts on “Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry”

  1. WOW! This looks absolutely delicious. I wish I had some shrimp because this would certainly be my meal today. This is a perfect meal when you don’t feel like cooking.

  2. I always love a good stir fry, and pairing shrimp with pineapple sounds divine. That would be my dinner tomorrow.

  3. SO NEED to make this for my husband! HE LOVES strawberry shrimp, however, I also know he loves pineapple (at least on pizza, lol)… So I think this would be a HUGE WIN!

  4. It seems that this recipe is going to be my meal tomorrow! I just went to groceries shopping and I bough shrimps and pineapple. I hope it looks delicious as yours

  5. Melanie williams

    Loving the look of the dish. Ideal for an easy dinner or when you have friends around for sure. Love using fruit within my main dishes xx

  6. I don’t eat meat so I stock up on fish through out the week. I love sweet in my dishes, this pineapple shrimp would be perfect for a weeknight meal for me.

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