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




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



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











Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers


Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers




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 1x
  • Category: appetizers
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


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


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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