5 from 1 vote
Pineapple Shrimp Luau
Pineapple Shrimp Luau
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This easy to make tropical rendition of shrimp and rice will make any night a special occasion.  Bring some smiles to your table with my Pineapple Shrimp Luau.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened shrimp, shrimp recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 995 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 2/3 pound shrimp peeled and deveined I used 26-30 count
  • 1 pineapple split and hollowed out save pineapple
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup red pepper - diced
  • 1/2 cup onion - diced
  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 3 cups cooked rice I cooked 1 1/2 cup white rice with 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons scallions sliced for garnishing
  • 3 tablespoons cajun seasoning for blackening shrimp
  1. split pineapple down the middle completely through the stalk and pineapple
  2. run a pairing knife along the edges of pineapple trying not to puncture the skin
  3. angle knife to cut sections of pineapple out. As you remove sections it will get easier to remove all of the edible section of the pineapple.
  4. remove the core from the pineapple and discard. You will have more pineapple than you need for this dish, save remainder for later use.
  5. Cook rice according to directions.
  6. saute corn, onion, peppers and pineapple in butter for 5-7 minutes until onion is cooked. Set aside until ready to mix with shrimp
  7. Peel and devein shrimp, pat dry and dredge in your favorite cajun seasoning to blacken shrimp. If you don't like spicy foods, use old bay or paprika to add color.
  8. lightly blacken the seasoned shrimp over medium-high heat in one teaspoon until fully cooked. 

  9. Mix cooked rice with pineapple mixture and shrimp.
  10. Fill pineapple halves with mixture, making sure you can see the shrimp towards the top of the mixture.
  11. Garnish with cilantro and scallions and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Shrimp Luau
Amount Per Serving
Calories 995 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 411mg 137%
Sodium 1368mg 57%
Potassium 1090mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 144g 48%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 49g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 129.1%
Vitamin C 304.3%
Calcium 33.5%
Iron 41.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.