Friday, October 4, 2019

Chile Lime Shrimp with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya #FreakyFruitsFriday

Disclosure:  I received product from Melissa's Produce who is sponsoring this event for use in the recipes I am sharing.  I received no monetary compensation. All writings, opinions and content of this blog are strictly my own.

This wonderful stir fry of Chile Lime Shrimp combined with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya makes you feel as if you are enjoying a tropical get-away.

It is the first of 3 fun filled Freaky Fruit Friday Installments........

 My friend Cam of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, once again teamed up with the wonderful folks at Melissa's Produce for a fun event that she calls Freaky Fruits Friday.  Just in time for Halloween Bwaaahhaaaahhaaaaaa.

She invited bloggers to join her last year as well.  We had so much fun that she decided to do it again this year.  I was pleased to be invited back.

Last year I made some awesome recipes like Chayote Squash Stuffed with Seafood, Dragon Fruit Sorbet, a Rambutini and a Blood Orange Prosecco Cocktail.  I was thrilled when Cam invited me to join her again this year.

This year we were blessed with another ginormous box of Freaky Fruits.  There were Kiwano, Cherimoya, Strawberry Papaya, Blood Oranges, Rambutins, Pomegranate, Passion Fruit and Dragon Fruit.  I couldn't wait to start creating.

This recipe incorporates the strawberry papaya and the cherimoya.  I had never eaten cherimoya prior to this.  It is not an attractive fruit but it is creamy and delicious.  It has a rough green exterior that is not edible and huge seeds that are not edible but the flesh is soft and textured with a feel that starts off rough in your mouth and then turns to creamy goodness.

Before I share my recipe for this quick and easy dinner let's see what the other have conjured up for us.  Get it?  Conjured? Never mind.........

This dinner only takes moments to put together.  The longest cooking ingredient is the rice.  You can make the rice first and when you take it off heat to let it set for a few minutes before fluffing, you will have plenty of time to make the rest of the meal.

#cherimoya, #papaya, #shrimp, #stirfry, #rice,
Entrees, Shrimp, Seafood, Stir Fry
Yield: 4 servings

Chile Lime Shrimp with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 15 M
This wonderful stir fry of Chile Lime Shrimp combined with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya makes you feel as if you are enjoying a tropical get-away.


  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • 1/4 c. orange pineapple juice
  • 1 T. brown sugar, packed
  • dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 lb. peeled large shrimp, tails and vein removed
  • 1 Strawberry Papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 Cherimoya, peeled, and cut into chunks, seeds removed
  • 2 c. steamed rice, for serving


How to cook Chile Lime Shrimp with Cherimoya and Strawberry Papaya

  1. Heat  a wok over high heat.  Combine the juices, sugar, crushed red pepper, and salt. Pour into the wok and cook until it comes to a boil.  Add the shrimp.  Cook ans stir for about 3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and the sauce reduces a bit.  Off heat, stir in the papaya and cherimoya.
  2. Line a serving platter with steamed rice.  Ladle the shrimp mixture down the center and serve.
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  1. I definitely need a tropical getaway! LOL. What a great way to describe a recipe. And this dish looks amazing, Wendy. Thanks for joining me again this year for #FreakyFruitsFriday.

    1. Love this event each year Cam. Thanks for letting me join in the fun.

  2. Perfect meal using the squash and papaya!

  3. I LOVE how you used the cherimoya! Very creative. This sounds delicious!!

  4. Oh these fruits are perfect with shrimp! Why didn't I think of this? Yum!

  5. This definitely sounds like a tropical vacation for your taste buds!

  6. I love the color of this shrimp dish! Tropical and oh so yummy, too!


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