Pineapple Pepper Prawns
I love making this dish in the fall because of the colours that match the season. It's got a nice spicy kick from the chili paste and a sweetness from the juicy pineapple. It's a rather nice transitional kiss goodbye to the summer. This dish is great for those trying to stick to something more low-carb.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 tsp corn or potato starch
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced, divided in two parts
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp chili paste or hot sauce
- 1 lb medium prawns, deveined, shells removed
- 1 small red pepper, sliced
- 1 small yellow pepper, sliced
- 1/2 a medium onion, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1 cup cubed, fresh pineapple
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- In a bowl, combine starch with water and mix well.
- To the bowl, add the soy, vinegar, ginger, 1/2 of the minced garlic, honey and chili paste. Mix well.
- Set this sauce aside to let the flavours meld. You will use it at the end.
- Add a teaspoon of oil to a deep pan or wok. Heat over high heat. Add onions, red peppers, and yellow peppers.
- Cook until a bit wilted, a few minutes, then add the other half of the minced garlic.
- Cook for one minute then transfer browned onion, peppers and garlic to a big bowl. I use the same bowl I will serve it in to save on doing dishes.
- In the same pan, still over high heat, throw in the pineapple and cook all sides until browned, a few minutes.
- Add cooked pineapple to the big bowl.
- Add another teaspoon of oil to the hot pan then add the shrimp. Cook for a minute then flip them over.
- When they are almost all pink but not thoroughly cooked, add all the contents from the bowl back into the pan and cook, stirring frequently, for one minute.
- Now pour the soy mixture you made earlier into the pan and cook for one minute, continuously stirring. The sauce will thicken up.
- Transfer all contents of the pan back into the big bowl. Clean down the sides of the bowl for presentation. Sprinkle top with sesame seeds and serve.
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