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Spicy Pineapple Shrimp by Bien Tasty

by Marifer Gonzalez and Omar Mendez featured in 5 Globally Inspired Spicy Dishes


for 2 servings


  • 6 dried guajillo peppers
  • 3 dried chiles de arbol pepper
  • 1 qt
    hot water (1 L)
  • ¼ medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons
    marinated chipotle
  • ¼ cup
    ketchup (70 g)
  • ¼ cup
    water, from soaking peppers (60 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • 1 medium pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon
    unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons
    olive oil
  • ¼ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup
    tomato, chopped (100 g)
  • 1 lb
    raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (455 g)
  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped, to taste
  • tortilla, for serving
    Calories 644
    Fat 35g
    Carbs 33g
    Fiber 9g
    Sugar 8g
    Protein 51g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Remove the stems, seeds, and veins from the the guajillo and the chile de arbol peppers. Soak in the hot water in a medium bowl for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise and carefully remove the flesh, forming two deep dishes. Separate the fruit from the core and discard the core.
  3. Drain the guajillo and chile de arbol peppers, reserving ¼ cup (60 ml) of soaking liquid, and place in a food processor. Add the onion, garlic, chipotle, ketchup, water used to soak the peppers, vinegar, salt, and pepper, and pulse until fully blended.
  4. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve.
  5. Heat the butter and oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and fry for 3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  6. Add the tomato and the reserved pineapple, cover, and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the shrimp, stir well, cover, and cook for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink.
  8. Add the sauce and cook for about 5 minutes, until it thickens.
  9. Serve the shrimp in the pineapple halves and top with fresh cilantro.
  10. Enjoy!