Dragonfruit Shrimp Boat


I came across this recipe a few days ago and thought it would make a good dish for the second part of the Fiesta Friday Anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ Fruits are unusual choices when we make stir fries. It’s easy to over-cook it. The last one we’ve tried was theย Duck Breast Stir Fry with Pineapple. Since it worked out well, we thought we should give another shot to dragonfruit and thus this dish below.

Dragonfruit Shrimp Boat

It’s pretty easy to make. The key point is to prepare ahead and be fast. Ingredients below (serves 2):

  • One dragonfruit
  • 10 to 12 shrimps
  • Optional: some mixed sweet peas, chopped carrot and corns (boiled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp cooking wine, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce for seafood
  • some parsley flakes

How to:

  • First, we make the boat. This post “How to prepare a dragon fruit in 30 seconds”ย should give you a pretty good idea. The only difference is that we set aside the chopped fruit for later use.
  • Heat up a pan with olive oil and cook the shrimps until they are bright pink on the outside and not transparent in the center (about 3 minutes), add the dragon fruits, mixed vegs, cooking wine, salt and sugar.
  • Turn the heat off. Add the soy sauce.ย Gently stir for another 30 seconds.
  • Parsley shower.
  • Bring them to the loading dock. We are shipping to yourย plate ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dragonfruit Shrimp Boat

First bite on the shrimp was goooood. Second bite on the dragon fruit was surprising, or I should say, not ripe enough.ย We should have waited for another 2 days, but I just couldn’t resist to think about this delightful moment. So I kind-of ate my imagination lol.



28 Comments Add yours

  1. Dana Fashina says:

    What a cute, colorful dish Jing!!
    Never had dragonfruit but it’s beautiful presentation makes me wanna try some.
    Happy Anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Dana ๐Ÿ™‚ When you try it, make sure it’s ripe. It’s also good for salad.

  2. Kaila511 says:

    I never knew what people did with dragonfruit, or what flavor profile it matched. Your dish looks absolutely beautiful, and I love how you used the outside of the dragonfruit in your presentation! Have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Kaila. Usually I use dragonfruit for salad, this dish is also new for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. wow this looks great! I’ve never tried dragonfruit but I’ve always wanted to

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Michelle. It looks a bit like kiwi but much sweeter when it’s ripe. Sorry for the spoiler ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Sue says:

    Awesome visually and I’m sure this is so delicious as well! Thank you for bringing to the party this week!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Sue and happy anniversary!

  5. A very unusual dish that looks so fresh and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the party. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Selma. Dragonfruit is also good for making a colorful salad. Happy FF!

  6. wow that looks totally exotic x

    1. Jing says:

      haha definitely exotic and that’s why it ended up not ripe enough. I should have done on a bit more research before cooking it.

      1. hah i always make those kind of mistakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. chefjulianna says:

    So beautiful! I love dragon fruit and the colour of it always makes me want to buy at least a couple of them! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Jing says:

      Thanks Julianna! Do you have a good way to tell if the fruit is ripe enough?

  8. What a pretty dish. I have never made or eaten dragon fruit, but I would love to try it.

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Julie. It’s very sweet and juicy when it’s ripe lol. Definitely worth trying.

  9. So fresh and gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy FF!

  10. This is going to get me in the mood for my trip to Punta Cana!

    1. Jing says:

      Tropical fruits for tropical islands! Have a wonderful trip Johanne ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you Naina ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy FF!

  11. elamb says:

    This is a very beautifully put together dish. Nice pairing with the dragonfruit. Happy FF ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hilda says:

    What a great way to use dragon fruit. Looks very pretty too.

  13. petra08 says:

    How inventive! I would never have thought of dragon fruit and prawns, it looks so fresh and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jing says:

      Thank you! Recently I’m experimenting stir-fry with fruits. I got some very different experience from it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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