• Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
    Appetizers,  Recipes

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are a wonderful appetizer you can also serve them as an entree. Everyone will love being outside to grill! This is a good balance of sweet and spicy. And really grilled pineapple is so amazing anytime of year if you find its too tart you can always soak in in salt water for about 10 minutes. Pineapple is usually available year round ay the store.

    Pineapples were spread around South America by the natives of Brazil and Paraguay and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. Columbus came across pineapple on the Island of Guadeloupe in the late 1400’s and its also said that Marco Polo reported many Chinese markets had Shrimp in abundance as early as 1280. However in Louisiana it wasn’t harvested until  the 17th century by hand!  The first mecanical shrimping was not available until 1917.

    Now you have had a bit of a history lesson for the day I hope you enjoy your Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers!

     

     

     

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewer
    Ingredients

     

     

     

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewer
    Marinated Shrimp, pineapple, red peppers and red onion.

     

     

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewer
    Ready to go on the grill!
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    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewer, on a hot pre heated grill.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewer

    Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 90
    • Cook Time: 10
    • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
    • Yield: 6
    • Category: appetizers
    • Method: Grilling
    • Cuisine: American

    Ingredients

    1 pineapple

    1 red onion

    1 red pepper

    18 large shrimp (I used 16/20 size)

    1 cup oil

    1 jalapeño

    1 tablespoon salt

    1/2 cup honey

    1 tablespoon lime zest

    1 lime

    1/2 cup cilantro

    Instructions

    Cup pineapple I leave the skin on for presentation purposes but you don’t have to. Cut the peppers and red onion is squares set aside.  You will need 2 bowls  non-reactive because you marinade the shrimp and the other half will be for brushing once on the grill. Next you will peel and deviate the shrimp and make the marinade and divide it in half. Whisk together the 1 cup oil, 1 jalapeño, 1 tablespoon salt ,1/2 cup honey, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1 lime juiced ,1/2 cup cilantro. You will only want to marinade the shrimp for about an hour you don’t want the lime juice to cook the shrimp. Next you will make the skewers I did two kinds shrimp and pineapple only and some with veggies. Make sure that your grill is really hot they take about 10 minutes to cook.

    Keywords: appetizers, shrimp, skewers, spicy, pineapple, grilling, entree

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    Watermelon Feta Bites

    watermelon feta bites, white plate,
    Contessa Catering’s Summer appetizers.

     

    Watermelon Feta Bites is such a great summer appetizer. Watermelon Feta Bites is one of our most popular appetizers for weddings and summer parties because its so refreshing. Its also vegetarian. We make it all year long but its very popular during the summer time because its hot outside!

    In the photos we cut the watermelon in circles but you can cut it in any shape that you want you can also cut it in small wedges or make a salad out if it. you can use the leftover peices if you use a cutter for your favorite watermelon drink! and I know some people also make vinegar with the watermelon rind. Please enjoy and share with your friends! This is a super easy fast recipie if your looking for a quick way to impress.

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    Watermelon Feta Bites

    watermelon, feta

    Refreshing Summer Appetizer

    • Author: contessa
    • Prep Time: 10
    • Total Time: 10
    • Yield: 1 small watermelon
    • Category: appetizers
    • Method: quick
    • Cuisine: American

    Ingredients

    1 small seedless watermelon

    1/2 cup lime juice

    1/2 cup honey

    1 bunch fresh mint

    1 cut feta cheese

    Instructions

    Peel watermelon, slice watermelon diagonally in 1 inch slices then use your cutter to cut them unto the desired shape. Next in a small bowl whisk together the lime and the honey and pour over your shapes allow to sit at least 30 minutes, essentially your maranating it. You can leave it there longer but I would not recomend more than 4 hours because the lime will break down the watermelon. Remove from marinade put on dry area, whatever your going to serve it on put the mint leaves on top of the watermelon and the feta on top of that! Enjoy! This is a party favorite!

    Keywords: watermelon feta bites, watermelon appetizers, summer

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