WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry
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 (affiliate link) 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.
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)
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How to Make Caribbean Shrimp Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetables
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Heat oil in a large skillet (affiliate link) 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.
Step 5: Add the tomatoes, pineapple and barbecue sauce (affiliate link). 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.
- 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 (affiliate link) or add a few hot peppers.
- Substitute frozen vegetables, just don't include the 2 tablespoons of water.
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.
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 (affiliate link) or under the broiler until the cheese is melted.
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Easy Caribbean Shrimp and Vegetables Stir Fry
- 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 (14-½ ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- 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.
Recipe source: Taste of Home Cook It Quick: All-Time Family Classics in 10, 20 and 30 Minutes (affiliate link)
*Points® calculated by WW. *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 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.
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Made this recipe and served it over cauliflower rice. Everyone was impressed and no one missed the starchy white rice. A tasty low carb recipe. Thanks for sharing it.