Singing Shrimp with Pineapple

This is a wonderful dish that is easy to make and quick.  It is made with fresh pineapple, shrimp, spices, red crushed pepper, bell pepper and onions and served with rice.  It has just a hint of heat in it to make the shrimp sing. I live in an area where shrimp comes off the boat and pineapples will grow in your flower bed.

The recipe that is the inspiration for this came from Dole Pineapple Co. It was around the early 1990’s I saved the recipe from a friends recipe box. She had spent time in Hawaii. I fell in love with this after she invited me to lunch and she served this.

The secret to this dish is the singing spice combined with cilantro and mint.  You will mix it up first so you can sprinkle it on the shrimp with a little salt and let it rest while you prepare the pineapple. peppers, onions and garlic. The pineapple is sliced thinly cross ways and cut in small bite size pieces that will take the most time. When everything is sliced and chopped, you can start cooking your rice in a separate pot.  By the time the rice is cooked the Singing Shrimp with be ready.

Singing Shrimp with Pineapple

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: intermediate
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Singing Spice

  • 1/4 teaspoon each

ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground all spice, ground anise seed, and ground ginger.

  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper. ( add more if you want it hotter)

Mix these together in a small bowel.

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon flour

Mix  water and flour in a small bowel and set aside.

  • 1 pound of peeled large shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a bowel place cleaned shrimp and sprinkle with salt and half of the singing spice.  Cover and set aside until ready to cook.

Prepare Vegetables and fruit.

  • 1 large green or red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced into strips
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, core removed, sliced thinly crosswise and cut into bit size pieces.
  • 1 large onion cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro or (2 tablespoons fresh chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint or (2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped)

In a large skillet over medium high heat.

  • 1 tablespoon oil

Cook garlic, onion and bell peppers while stirring until tender. Stir in what is left of the singing spices and the flour and water mixture. Add shrimp on top and cover. Simmer 5 to 7 minutes until shrimp is pink. Remove from skillet.  In the skillet add pineapple, cilantro and mint. Stirring until heated.  Serve shrimp and pineapple over hot rice.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Vinny Grette says:

    I’ve always been partial to shrimps and pineapple – will give this a whirl!


    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for your comment. You will find it quite good.


      1. Vinny Grette says:

        My dad made something like this – I’m keen to see whether it’s similar 🙂


  2. Sheryl says:

    This dish sounds wonderful. You are so fortunate to live in a area where you can get really fresh shrimp (and pineapple).


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