Sweet and Spicy Caribbean Stir-Fry

Total Time
32mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is one that I came up with while experimenting. I've been on a diet and trying to eat healthier, while not giving up flavorful foods. I was quite pleased with the results.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces Thai rice noodles (medium or wide, half a pound)
  • 1 mango (medium)
  • 1 papaya (small)
  • 2 cups pineapple, diced
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
  • 9 ounces , sweet and spicy caribbean mango sauce (approximately half a bottle) or 9 ounces marinade (approximately half a bottle)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 large chicken breasts or 1 lb shrimp
  • siracha vietnamese garlic pepper sauce, to taste (the bright red sauce with the rooster on front, available almost anywhere worldwide) (optional)
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, sliced thin, leave the seeds in for extra kick. (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut all fruits into bite-size pieces first.
  2. Slice chicken breast into thin slices. If any pieces are wider than three inches, cut in half.
  3. Heat four cups of water to boiling.
  4. Take water off of heat, and add rice noodles. Let sit for 7-9 minutes (or as recommended on the package).
  5. Add 1 tbsp of oil to wok and heat on high for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Scramble egg in wok, and set aside (clean egg residue out of wok after scrambling the egg)
  7. Add 2 tbsp of peanut oil into wok, and heat on high for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Cook chicken or shrimp in wok until done - about 3-5 minutes for chicken, or 2-3 minutes for shrimp. Note: if using pre-cooked shrimp, skip this step.
  9. When noodles are done, drain and rinse in cold water.
  10. (Note: everything is going to happen very fast at this point, so be ready!).
  11. Add noodles and mango stir-fry sauce to wok, and mix until combined and noodles are hot (about 2 minutes).
  12. Add fruits, water chestnuts, and optional jalapenos to wok, and stir rapidly until everything is hot. Note: the fruits will generate a lot of liquid. It's best to stir fry until the liquid has boiled off a bit. Keeping a fair amount of the liquids as a sauce does add to the dish.
  13. Once fruits are added, the entire dish will be cooked to perfection within about three minutes.
  14. (optional) Add Siracha garlic pepper sauce to taste right at the end of the stir fry, and mix well.
  15. Serve immediately.