Preparation / Directions:
1. Heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallots and chili, and stir-fry until they just begin to brown, about 1 minute. Add shrimp, and stir-fry until opaque, 2 minutes. Stir in the pineapple and pineapple juice, and bring to a boil.
2. Stir in the fish sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, pepper, sugar and cilantro, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is thick and richly flavored, 3 minutes. If desired, add pinch of salt or dash of chili sauce. Puree sauce in a food processor. Serve at room temperature.
Yield: 2 cups.