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Easy Firecracker Shrimp Pineapple

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 364
Protein 36g
Fat 12g
Carbs 26g
Total Time 20 minutes

A minimal ingredient and easy recipe to make a favorite – firecracker pineapple shrimp!  And if you’re not a fan of seafood, you can swap out the shrimp for chicken, lean cut of beef and even firm tofu or tempeh!

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Easy Firecracker Shrimp Pineapple

Ingredients

Ingredients for 3 servings

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1lb raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or coconut oil or grapeseed oil)
  • Sauce
    • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh or paste
    • 2/3 cup pineapple juice
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoon sriracha (or more/less to taste)
    • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1/3 cup diced (red) bell pepper
  • garnish
    • fresh green onion
    • sesame seeds
    • fresh lime
Steps
  1. Mix together the ingredients for the sauce.  Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, toss shrimp in the arrowroot.  Set aside until ready to cook.
  3. Set a nonstick skillet on high heat and spray with a little  olive oil.  Add the pineapple chunks and sear for 3 to 5 minutes or until the edges are caramelized and brown.  Remove the pineapple from the skillet and place in a bowl to be used later.  Place the skillet back on the heat and reduce to medium-high.
  4. Add the avocado oil to the skillet and toss in the shrimp.  Cook until the shrimp turns white and is plump, and the edges of the shrimp turn brown and crispy because of the arrowroot, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Toss in the bell peppers and cook for 1 additional minute.  Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring and cooking for 1 minute.
  6. Pour in the sauce and immediately begin to stir so that the sauce doesn’t become slimy or clump together.  If the sauce is too jelly like, simply add tablespoons of water or pineapple juice to thin it out.  Once the sauce is glistening and coating the shrimp and bell peppers, toss in the pineapple and fold everything together.  Remove the skillet from the heat and continue stirring.
  7. Garnish and enjoy!

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Calories
364
Protein
36g
Fat
12g
Carbs
26g
Sodium
Fiber
1g
Sugar
18g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.