Semi-Sneaky Shrimp, Pineapple and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Getting kids to eat vegetables can sometimes pose a challenge. In this recipe, broccoli slaw is stir-fried to noodle-like consistency and mixed with a sweet pineapple sauce. Kids may not even realize they’re eating something that’s good for them!

Semi-Sneaky Shrimp, Pineapple and Broccoli Stir-Fry

12- 16 oz. fresh or frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
8 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained (reserve juice)
10 oz. package broccoli slaw
1 cup shredded carrots (optional)
2 Tbs. olive oil
3/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1.6 oz. package of dried shiitake mushrooms, softened as per package directions, stemmed and sliced or 1 cup sliced mushrooms (any type).
3/4 cup red onion, chopped
3/4 cup chicken stock or broth
1 Tbsp. corn starch
3 Tsp. soy sauce (or to taste)
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. garlic powder

To prepare sauce:
In a medium bowl, add corn starch to chicken broth, stir to dissolve. Add reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and honey. Stir to combine. Set aside.*

Heat olive oil in wok or large non-stick skillet. Add slaw, carrots, mushrooms, bell pepper and onions, sprinkle on garlic powder. Stir fry until softened. Add shrimp, stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until pink. Reduce heat, add broth mixture to pan. Cook and stir until thickened.** Turn off heat. Add pineapple, stir in. Serve over hot, cooked rice or Asian noodles.

*You can play with the sauce. Add or omit ingredients to your taste. Add-ins can include powdered ginger or even jarred or packaged sweet and sour sauce.(Take-out leftover sauce works great too.)
**If the sauce thickens too much while cooking, add additional chicken stock to the pan as desired. If the sauce seems too thin, dissolve a teaspoon of corn starch in a quarter cup of chicken stock and add to pan and continue cooking until thickened as desired.

You can also add or substitute other vegetables, including sugar snap peas, chopped celery, etc–pretty much whatever your family likes. Boneless, bite-sized chicken can be substituted for the shrimp. Increase cooking time to make sure the chicken is cooked through.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Semi-Sneaky Shrimp, Pineapple and Broccoli Stir-Fry « Claiming Creativity
  2. Carolin Barski
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 20:08:31

    Keep working ,great job!


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