Pineapple Boat Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

2 pounds (21/25 count) shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1/3 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced lemongrass

2 tablespoons minced ginger

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons peanut oil

2 cups diced red bell pepper

2 cups diced yellow onion

1 tablespoon minced jalapeno

1 tablespoon minced garlic

Fruit Salsa, recipe follows

Fruit Salsa:

1 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves

1 teaspoon seeded and finely diced serrano pepper

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 whole ripe pineapple, cut in 1/2 lengthwise and flesh removed (making 2 'boats'), core removed and fruit diced

3/4 cup small dice red onion

1 cup small dice red bell pepper

1 (15-ounce) can apricots, drained and diced

Directions

  1. In a resealable plastic bag, add the shrimp, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, the lemongrass, 1 tablespoon of ginger and the cornstarch and combine well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saute pan over high heat, heat the peanut oil and add half the shrimp mixture. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes and remove. Repeat for second batch of shrimp, adding additional oil, if necessary.
  3. Add in the red bell peppers and the onions and saute for 3 minutes, then add the jalapeno, garlic, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of ginger. Stir in the remaining soy sauce and add the shrimp back into the saute pan. Heat until warmed through. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with the Fruit Salsa.

Fruit Salsa:

  1. In a glass bowl, combine the mint, serrano pepper, ginger, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes. Stir in the pineapple, the onions, red bell pepper and apricots. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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