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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shrimp and Pineapple Stir Fry

Have you ever had one of those days where time just gets away from you?  A day where it seems to go from 10:00 to 3:30 in a blink of the eye?  Well I had one of those days!  And as my daughter opens the door after getting off the school bus I suddenly realize the time and that I have no dinner plan!  Now to look through what I have on hand and try to come up with something.  I had shrimp in the freezer and fresh veggies left over from my daughter's birthday party so what better to make than stir-fry!  

The best thing about stir fry is you can change it up to fit your family's liking.  Not a shrimp fan?  Try chicken instead.  Or pork.  And as for the veggies, use any combination you like!  (Peppers, onions, pea pods and bean sprouts are some of our favorites.)  I just used what I had in the fridge and it turned out AWESOME!  Enjoy!

Shrimp and Pineapple Stir Fry


    1/2 cup low sodium organic chicken broth
    2 tbsp pineapple juice (reserved from canned pineapples)
    2 tsp Braggs (or reduced sodium soy sauce)
    2 tsp cornstarch
    2 tsp coconut oil
    12 ounces frozen or raw uncooked   shrimp (peeled and deveined), thawed
    2 Tbsp minced garlic 
    1/8 tsp ground ginger
    2 tsp coconut oil
    1 1/4 cup baby carrots, cut in strips
    1 1/4 cup mushrooms, sliced

    1 1/4 cup broccoli, chopped
    2 x 8 oz can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved.                                                    *Fresh pineapple can also be used! 
Stir first 4 ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Heat a large frying pan on medium-high until very hot. Add first amount of coconut oil. Add next 3 ingredients. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to a small bowl.
Heat second amount of coconut oil in same pan. Add vegetables and stir-fry for about 3 minutes until tender-crisp. Add pineapple and shrimp. Mix well. Stir broth mixture and add to pan. Heat and stir for about 1 minute until boiling and slightly thickened.

Serve with rice, if desired.

What's your favorite Stir Fry Combo?


  1. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

  2. Indeed, I really loved shrimp and I always asked my husband to buy me a shrimp. I love the stir fry sauce given here in your article. I want to taste this one and I'm so excited. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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