Pineapple shrimp stir fry is a sweet, delicious, and healthy dinner recipe that's always a hit. An easy to make stir fry sauce coats the tender shrimp, sweet pineapple chunks, and our favorite veggies. It's quick to make and so much better than takeout!
1 ½lbshrimp, shells removed
2tablespoonscooking oil, divided
1cupsnap peas, cut in half
1red pepper, diced
2cupschopped pineapple, or canned pineapple chunks
Sesame seeds, for serving
Pineapple Stir Fry Sauce
½cuppineapple juice, can sub orange juice
¼cuphoisin sauce, gluten-free, if needed
¼cupsoy sauce, gluten-free, if needed
½ teaspoonsea salt
Optional: 1 teaspoon sriracha (more, to taste)
If you're serving this with rice, start that first.
Whisk the cornstarch, onion powder, and garlic powder in a medium-sized bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Note: the batter will turn sticky.
Next, make the stir fry sauce. Add the cornstarch to a measuring cup. Add a little of the pineapple juice and mix it into the cornstarch. Now add the rest of the juice and the remaining sauce ingredients.
1 tablespoon cornstarch, ½ cup pineapple juice, ¼ cup hoisin sauce, ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon minced ginger, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 3 cloves garlic, Optional: 1 teaspoon sriracha (more, to taste)
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and spread them out in the pan so that they are in a single layer. Cook them for 2 minutes on each side then remove them from the pan.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and the snap peas, red pepper, and pineapple and cook the veggies for 2-3 minutes, or until they are crisp-tender.
1 cup snap peas, 1 red pepper, 2 cups chopped pineapple
Return the shrimp to the pan, give the sauce a stir then pour it over the shrimp and veggies, then mix everything together. Let the sauce cook for 1 minute to thicken it then serve the stir fry with sesame seeds sprinkled on the top.
Serve this stir fry with some perfect basmati rice or cauliflower rice.