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Spicy Pineapple Shrimp by Bien Tasty

These spicy pineapple shrimp are a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors. The juicy shrimp pairs well with the caramelized pineapple, making this dish both refreshing and satisfying.

Tasty Team
92% would make again
Spicy Pineapple Shrimp by Bien Tasty


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 (60 mL), from soaking peppers
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 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 (100 g), chopped
  • 1 lb raw shrimp (455 g), peeled and deveined
  • fresh cilantro, finely chopped, to taste
  • tortilla, for serving


  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!
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Spicy Pineapple Shrimp by Bien Tasty