Aloha Tropical Stir-Fry

Tropical Stir Fry with cashews, pineapple, coconut and vegetables.

This recipe is a fun and easy spin-off of the traditional Asian stir-fry.  The pineapple chunks and shredded coconut really adds a delicious twist.  Aloha!


1 lb tofu, cut into 1/2” cubes OR ½ lb chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp soy sauce
¼ cup water
3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 red onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
3 bell peppers (a mix of red, yellow, orange, or green), cut into 1 inch chunks
6-8 oz. snow peas
1 cup whole raw cashews
1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks or tidbits in juice (keep the juice!)
brown rice, prepared according to package directions
shredded coconut, for topping


SAUTE: Saute tofu or chicken in a bit of olive oil until thoroughly cooked.  For tofu, cook until golden brown for best texture.
MIX SAUCE: Place cornstarch in a small bowl.  Stir in soy sauce and water slowly to prevent clumps from forming.  Set aside.
STIR-FRY VEGETABLES: Heat oil in a large fry pan or wok.  Add vegetables and cashews and continuously stir.  If starting to burn or stick to pan, add part of the pineapple juice.  When vegetables are just tender-crisp, add the cooked tofu or chicken and the can of pineapple with its juice.  Stir the sauce again to make sure cornstarch is thoroughly mixed, then stir into vegetables.
FINISH: Serve over brown rice and top with shredded coconut.


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5 Responses to Aloha Tropical Stir-Fry

  1. Anna Gardiner says:

    I remember this! You made it once and when I was starving one afternoon you let me have some of the left overs. It was delicious. I’ll have to try it out and see if I can make it as good as yours. 🙂

  2. Jeni says:

    Sounds so yummy! I love how colorful it is!

  3. EMily says:

    that looks yummy! I love the coconut on top! Thanks for taking the time to link up to Tasteful Tuesdays I do feature round ups on Saturdays and Tuesdays now, so make sure you are following the blog in some way so you know if YOU are featured…GFC, facebook or bloglovin are my recommendations :o)

  4. Miz Helen says:

    This is a beautiful dish with awesome flavors. Your recipe is fabulous and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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