Black pepper shrimp with dried pineapple

Prawns stir-fried in a zingy pepper sauce. Prepare the dried pineapple accompaniment in advance and this is a show stopper you can whizz together in no time.

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  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 2½cm/1in chunks
  • 3 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1¾ tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1¾ tsp fermented black beans (available from Chinese supermarkets), rinsed, squeezed dry and chopped
  • 3 tbsp sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 12 large prawns, cleaned, peeled, veins removed and halved
  • 30g/1oz diced jícama (optional), to garnish
  • 10g/½oz baby pea shoots, thinly sliced