Shrimp and pineapple carpaccio

March 3, 2017

shrimp-pineapple-appetizerSpring is around the corner and that means summer is coming, and so is the need for cool, refreshing appetizers that taste great and look so pretty.

Ok, ok, I’m pushing the season.

But I had this shrimp-pineapple appetizer when I was in Antigua last month and it was so darn delicious and simple that I had to share. And yes, it IS kind of pretentious to call a fruit preparation a carpaccio, but I’m stickin’ to the name the chef gave it in the Caribbean: shrimp and pineapple carpaccio.

Oh, did I mention that it’s Whole 30 compliant? That is, if you make the cocktail sauce with sugar-free catsup.

And here it is. I know you’ll love the interplay between the sweetness of the pineapple and the heat in the cocktail sauce. Plus it makes a pretty presentation, doesn’t it?

Shrimp with Pineapple Carpaccio

Thin slices of pineapple, wedge-shaped, point side up
Cooked shrimp with tails removed
Cocktail sauce: make your own with catsup and horseradish
A grape or tiny cherry-sized tomato sliced in half or lemon wedge for garnish (optional)

Totally yummy.

25 comments on “Shrimp and pineapple carpaccio
  1. This looks amazing! Going to try tonight.Since moving up to Central Florida I’m lucky to have discovered that sweet shrimp is plentiful and caught right off my coast and sold for dirt cheap- who knew! Thanks for posting.

  2. Your presentation on this is beautiful! I wonder what I could replace the pineapple with – I’m allergic.

  3. becky miller says:

    This looks amazing. Unfortunately here in Michigan it’s still snowing, but something like this would definitely help us think it’s nice outside again.

  4. This looks so delicious! I am a huge seafood lover so this looks perfect.

  5. I love shrimp so much. I’m always looking for new ideas. Thanks for sharing this. I think I’ll try it this weekend.

  6. Amber Myers says:

    My husband and kids would enjoy this. I do not like shrimp, but they do!

  7. Never had this dish before. I looks great…might have to try it!

  8. Nellwyn says:

    I love how simple and easy this is! It would make a great appetizer for a spring dinner party.

  9. Erica Schwarz says:

    Well I’m in Florida, and we don’t get winter here. Especially this year. But we do get plenty of seafood so I will have to try this cute presentation of yours.

  10. This looks amazing. I love good seafood and shrimp especially. I will have to try it out.

  11. Jay Colby says:

    This sounds like a tasty recipe. I’m going to have to try this one!

  12. Jen says:

    I love the shrimps and pineapple combination! I haven’t tried it with a cocktail sauce though. Can’t wait to try this!

  13. stacey says:

    This is so simple, its crazy. Since it includes two of my favorite things, I’ll have to try it. I think the key is to get good quality and fresh shrimp and pineapple. But you know everything, even the simplest things tastes better when you are on holiday.

  14. Krysten says:

    That does sound totally yummy! I love shrimp, I could eat it pretty much day and night all week long. I want to make this now!

  15. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love Shrimp cocktail and it would be awesome to put a little twist on the recipe. Adding pineapples to the mix sounds lovely. It will definitely remind you of warmer days!

  16. OMG you had me at pineapple! not sure how it will go with shrimp but definitely willing to try:-)

  17. Denice says:

    Not really a fan of pineapple but I might give this a try because it has shrimp! Dish looks yummy too!

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