Tropical Coconut and Banana Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A light dish that is wonderful for summertime or for dreaming about being at the shore. It blends the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and banana that complement each other so well. I use cooked tail-off shrimp and canned pineapple as it makes the preparation much shorter

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain juice form pineapple can into bowl with shrimp in it and set aside.
  2. Prepare rice as directed on box and add 1/4 cup of coconut to water while cooking.
  3. Cut banana in half long ways but do not seperate. Then slice banana across in 1/2 inch thick pieces.
  4. Add vegetable oil, banana slices and crushed pineapple to frying pan. Toss fruit to coat it and cook on low heat. Mix constantly until banana begins to break up.
  5. Transfer shrimp and pineapple juice into clean frying pan and add 1/2 cup coconut. Begin to cook on medium to high heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Add banana and pineapple mixture to shrimp and cook until juice is nearly evaporated.
  7. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

Pleasant but bland. I agree with Ausie mum 2_2 it is lacking flavor. It is a good foundation. Just salt at the table perked it up. I may use this as a base to build something.

Ambervim October 04, 2011

This was delicious

fellett July 28, 2009

We enjoyed the sweetness of this recipe, especially the banana which was blended in nicely in little chunks and added a nice surprise amongst the pineapple and shrimp (I used good sized prawns)not too keen on the rice which was a bit lacking in flavour but I guess it went with the dish. Something different and tasty. Thanks

Aussie mum 2_2 October 03, 2005