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I don’t know about you, but it’s time for me to make an escape to the coast to soak up some sun and eat some delicious seafood. Since it will be a few weeks until I am actually able to make it to the beach, I came up with a simple recipe for Easy Coconut Shrimp and Tropical Fried Rice. One of the great things about it is that it is quick and easy thanks to a few shortcuts.
Shortcuts Make This Easy
It’s okay to use shortcuts when it comes to making dinner. We don’t always have time to make everything from scratch. (At least I don’t!) So here are the shortcuts I use to make Easy Coconut Shrimp and Tropical Fried Rice.
- For the shrimp, I use SeaPak® Jumbo Coconut Shrimp. It already comes pre-breaded and there are two options for preparing it – baking or frying.
- I use rice that has been cooked earlier in the week and refrigerated. All I have to do is take it out and start stir-frying it.
- I buy pre-chopped onions and use garlic that comes in a squeeze bottle.
- I buy pre-cut pineapple chunks and then all I have to do is cut them into smaller pieces. (Canned pineapple tidbits that have been drained work well, too.)
Meals in Minutes
Using these shortcuts, I can have dinner done in 30 minutes. A dinner that transports me to the beach where there are no worries and the food is divine.
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- 1 box SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 ½ cups diced pineapple
- ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
- ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 2 Tbsp garlic
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- Prepare shrimp according to directions on package.
- Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk together egg and milk. Lightly spray skillet with cooking spray and scrambled eggs until set. Remove eggs from skillet and set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in skillet and cook onion for 2-3 minutes. Add pineapple, peppers, peas and carrots, and garlic and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
- Add rice and cooked eggs to skillet and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Combine hoisin sauce, water, and soy sauce. Pour over rice mixture and cook 3-5 minutes.
- Remove fried rice from heat.
- Place fried rice on plate and top with SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp. Drizzle with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce (from inside the SeaPak Jumbo Coconut Shrimp box), if desired.
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Have you tried SeaPak’s Popcorn Shrimp? It’s so versatile – I like to pair it with fries and coleslaw for a simple dinner, serve it on a salad, or put it on a bun and create a Shrimp Po Boy.
Wine Pairing with Coconut Fried Shrimp and Tropical Fried Rice
For my tasty dish, I recommend Black Box Chardonnay. It is a crisp white wine that comes in a convenient 3-liter box – it is the equivalent of four 750ml bottles of award-winning premium wine.
Black Box is the Winner of 50 Gold Medals and 29 Wine Enthusiast Best Buys. Black Box Wines are world-class wines that come from world-class regions. The eco-friendly box (it’s recyclable!) keeps the wine fresh for up to six weeks. And to top it off, Black Box wines are 40% less expensive than four bottles of comparable premium wine.*
Always drink responsibly and never drink and drive.
*Comparison of average retail selling price of Black Box Wines and Super Premium category wine as reported by 2014 IRI Total U.S.