American House Recipe Box: Poached Shrimp and Pineapple Salsa with Chef James

Chef James from American House

Chef James Nickleberry from American House

Now that spring is finally here, now’s the perfect time to try out one of our tasty and simple appetizers. Our poached shrimp and pineapple salsa is a quick, light appetizer that’s easy to make and tastes great.

Here’s the recipe from our very own American House Chef, James Nickleberry.


  • 8 medium shrimp (deveined, tail-on)
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

In a medium saucepan, combine your orange juice, water, lime juice, bay leaf and paprika. Bring your mixture to a simmer. Add your shrimp and let simmer for 7 to 10 minutes. Once they’re finished cooking, pat them dry with a paper towel and chill before serving.

To accompany your poached shrimp, you’ll be making a light and fresh pineapple salsa. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 oz chopped green onion
  • 2 oz chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 oz V-8 juice
  • 1 oz chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • Salt to taste

Chop all of your fruit and veggies, combine, and mix thoroughly. Serve the salsa in a shot glass or small dipping tray alongside your chilled poached shrimp.

Bon appétit!

Poached Shrimp and Pineapple Salsa - American House Blog


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