Friday, April 1, 2011

Sunshine Shrimp Stir Fry

I am pleased to say that when I placed my kids' plates on the table last night that all 3 of them said, "Yea, shrimp!" My Dad will be proud!
Recipe and photo by Alli...

1 (8 oz.) can pineapple tidbits or chunks, in juice
1 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 head fresh broccoli florets (about 2 cups)
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, diced
1 pound shrimp, cooked and deveined, tails removed
Reserved pineapple juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
lemon pepper, to taste
Hot steamed rice or orzo pasta
  1. Drain pineapple and reserve the juice. Set aside.
  2. Add diced onions and peppers to a large deep sauté pan or wok coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until slightly soft. 
  3. Add fresh broccoli and diced water chestnuts. Cook and stir for a few minutes, then add shrimp and pineapple.
  4. Mix reserved pineapple juice and orange juice in a small bowl or cup. Add cornstarch and salt to juice and mix until smooth. Pour over stir fry. Cook until sauce thickens, then season with lemon pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve hot over steamed rice or orzo pasta.

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