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Easy Caribbean Shrimp Stir Fry


WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry
(238 calories | 3 2 2 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

Here is an easy way to deliver a flavor-packed meal using easy-to-find ingredients.

I love stir-fried dishes, but typically only have them in restaurants. After some flavorless flops, I’ve steered clear of making them at home. It’s the sauce that always seems to be lacking the right flavor or consistency.

When I first read this recipe I’ll be honest, I thought tomatoes, pineapple and barbecue sauce sounded like an awful combination.

Boy was I shocked. Not only was it edible, but everyone thought it was delicious. Better even than some restaurant meals.

Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetables

If you’re like me and think “no way” when you read this recipe, please give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised. This has become my “go to” sauce, and I always have the three simple ingredients in my pantry.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Shrimp Stir-Fry?

According to my calculations, each serving has 238 calories and:

3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:

How to Make Caribbean Shrimp Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetables

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Uncooked shrimp, pineapple chunks, chopped tomatoes and raw vegetables in stainless bowl from above.

Preparing shrimp stir-fry ingredients

Step 2: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 3: Add shrimp, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Sauté 2-3 minutes or until pink and just starting to curl. Remove the shrimp to a bowl.

Step 4: Add the fresh vegetables to the warm pan along with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir fry 4-5 minutes.

Cooking stir fry vegetables in wok with small bowl of cooked shrimp near by.

Finished cooking shrimp, now cooking the vegetables

Step 5: Add the tomatoes, pineapple and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Continue to cook 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are done to your liking.

Step 6: Return shrimp to the pan. Stir to coat. Turn off heat and let shrimp warm 1-2 minutes.

Cooking Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry in wok with spatula.

Warming shrimp and veggies

Recipe Notes

  • I used fresh carrots, green beans, celery and peppers. Make it your way and use your favorite fresh vegetables.
  • The amount of water released from the vegetables will impact the sauce thickness.
  • If you like your sauce thicker, remove 2 tablespoons to a bowl. Add 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch or arrowroot. Whisk to remove all lumps and return the mixture to the pan. Stir to combine with the rest of the sauce.
  • The protein can be changed to chicken, pork or even tofu.
  • Leave the vegetables out and serve them steamed on the side.
  • Like it hot, just use hot barbecue sauce or add a few hot peppers.
  • Substitute frozen vegetables, just don’t include the 2 tablespoons of water.
Caribbean shrimp and vegetables with white rice in bowl with chopsticks and blue napkin on wooden table.

Caribbean Shrimp Stir Fry with Rice

Caribbean Shrimp and Veggies Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with rice or riced cauliflower.
  • Enjoy it alongside a baked sweet potato.
  • Have it over sweet potato or summer squash zoodles.
  • Pair with black, white or pinto beans.
Caribbean Shrimp with Pineapple and Mixed Vegetables in bowl with white rice and chopsticks on wood table.

Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Veggie Stir-Fry

Ways to Use Shrimp Stir-Fry Leftovers

  • Use a low-carb tortilla to make a flavorful wrap.
  • Use it to top a baked potato.
  • Add it to cooked ramen.
  • Turn it into a pizza. Top each half of a toasted English muffin and sprinkle with cheese. Warm it in the microwave or under the broiler until the cheese is melted.

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Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetables Stir Fry

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If you like stir-fried type dishes, but fear what to do for a sauce give this recipe a try. Three simple pantry staples turn an ordinary meal into a restaurant worthy dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword caribbean shrimp stir-fry, quick shrimp stir fry, Shrimp Stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 238kcal
Author Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups fresh chopped vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shrimp, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Saute 2-3 minutes or until pink and just starting to curl. Remove the shrimp to a bowl.
  • Add the fresh vegetables to the warm pan along with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir fry 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, pineapple and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Continue to cook 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are done to your liking.
  • Return shrimp to the pan. Stir to coat. Turn off heat and let shrimp warm 1-2 minutes.

Notes

I used fresh carrots, green beans, celery and peppers. Make it your way and use your favorite fresh vegetables.

The amount of water released from the vegetables will impact the sauce thickness.

If you like your sauce thicker, remove 2 tablespoons to a bowl. Add 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch or arrowroot. Whisk to remove all lumps and return the mixture to the pan. Stir to combine with the rest of the sauce.

The protein can be changed to chicken, pork or even tofu.

Leave the vegetables out and serve them steamed on the side.

Like it hot, just use hot barbecue sauce or add a few hot peppers.

Substitute frozen vegetables, just don’t include the 2 tablespoons of water.

Serving size: 1-1/4 cups

3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

2 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1-1/4 cups | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5.5g | Fiber: 2.4g

Recipe source: Taste of Home Cook It Quick: All-Time Family Classics in 10, 20 and 30 Minutes

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Brenda GarrisonBrenda is a licensed esthetician and former small business owner after completing over 15 years of service with the United States military.

She is an essential oil enthusiast and avid home cooking for her husband and their two dogs.

Brenda and her family spend most of their time in the American Southwest, but they also love hitting the road for adventure.

One of her new passions is creating easy, healthy family-friendly freezer meals which can be prepared at home and frozen, and then cooked while traveling the country in their travel trailer.

She looks forward to sharing everything she learns with you here on Simple Nourished Living.

More articles and recipes by Brenda Garrison

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