A taste of the tropics

Training: Swim 1.2km I must say that I rather like short weeks – even if this one is set to be a busy one! I was up at 5.00am this morning and hit the pool for an early swim session. With daylight savings now upon us, it was actually dark when I left the house which was rather unusual. Not that I am complaining though…..dark morning = more light at night = no more evening runs in the dark yay! Although instead of darkness we were met with rain after work โ€“ so there was no chance for a run anyway?! Thursday perhaps? Dinner A while ago, the lovely people at King of Fruit contacted me to see if I was interested in creating a recipe using their delicious pineapples. Given that pineapples are one of my all time favourite fruits, I think you can guess what my answer was ๐Ÿ˜‰ IMG_0832 Over the weekend a wonderful package arrived at my door step, filled with pineapples and other goodies. IMG_0822 How good do these little pineapples look! IMG_0823         Apparently they are without their โ€œcrownโ€ as it is replanted to grow another pineapple plant back on the farm. Pretty cool indeed. I had two recipes in mind and, inspired by the extra daylight, I decided to make one this evening. A "new" take on a previous recipe if you will. I started by cutting the pineapples in half, and scooping out the soft and juicy flesh.  IMG_0872   IMG_0876  To form two little pineapple boats! IMG_0879 IMG_0880 Next I made a sweet and sour sauce using tamari, chilli sauce, ketchup, red wine vinegar, stevia and cornflour. IMG_0881 Then into a hot pan went capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini and of course, the pineapple! IMG_0884 Followed by green prawns and the sauce, IMG_0887 IMG_0888 And finally a few cups of cooked brown rice and a handful of fresh parsley. IMG_0891 Cooked, stirring until heated through, served in the pineapple bowl. IMG_0899 A taste of the tropicsโ€ฆ.Tropical prawn pineapple boats! Healthy yet full of flavours โ€“ sweet, sour and a little salty. IMG_0901  And the best partโ€ฆ IMG_0905 No dishes! Here’s hoping the judges enjoy this dish as much as our household did! Happy Baking ๐Ÿ™‚

25 thoughts on “A taste of the tropics

  1. Now that is an amazing looking dinner. You are such a creative cook. I'm definitely going to steal your idea (minus the prawns :-). I recently bought a pineapple (inspired by you) without the crown – it's a great idea isn't it cause we just throw them out.


  2. To. Die. For. I am definitely gonna give this a try!

    Also, how awesome is it to no longer run in the dark at night? I am also really loving the way it stays light longer now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. OMG I just fell in love with pineapple, lol. What a FANTASTIC dish, hon! I'm so impressed! Your training is looking so solid, and yes, I agree about daylight savings!

  4. Yum! This looks delicious! I rattled my brain for ages trying to come up with something for this competition but couldn't think of anything fantastic. Hope the judges love yours.

  5. OMG that looks so good! I've had pineapple fried rice in restaurants before but have never attempted it at home. You've done well!

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