When you’re ready to spice up dinner time try my Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers Recipe. The spicy-sweet chili sauce will have you coming back for seconds.
You’re friends and family will love this delicious grilled dish and you’ll love how easy it is to make!
What do I need to make Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers?
Let’s start by gathering our ingredients together. In Chef Speak this is referred to as the Mise en Place, which translates to everything in its place.
It’s really a good idea to get into the habit of getting your ingredients ready. It speeds up the cooking process and ensures you’re not missing an ingredient you need to make the dish.
I love sweet chili sauce and use it as a marinade on shrimp, chicken and salmon. It adds a lot of flavor to a dish with just a little work.
You can also just brush it on when you grill. The natural sugars in the sauce help caramelize the food your grilling adding flavor and color to the dish.
It’s not difficult to look like a grilling superstar with recipes like this. Your friends will be amazed by this easy to make restaurant-style dish!
Remember to Soak the Wooden Skewers in Water
Soaking the skewers in water for an hour or more will ensure that the wood doesn’t burn while you’re grilling your shrimp and pineapple skewers.
Do I have to Marinate the Skewers?
Don’t worry if you don’t have time to marinate the skewers. You can just brush on the sweet chili sauce and repeat the process while you’re grilling the skewers.
Can marinating the shrimp too long hurt them?
If you marinate the shrimp too long and the marinade is acidic (which this is) it will cook the shrimp. This is why I suggest 5 minutes or just brushing the marinade on the skewers before you grill. The little time sitting with the sweet chili sauce will add a little more flavor to the shrimp, but it’s not a deal breaker.
Over-marinating shrimp can make them mushy, so don’t leave them too long. It will be an expensive lesson.
How Long Should I Grill Shrimp?
One of the greatest cooking sins is overcooking seafood. Shrimp (depending upon the size) usually take about 5-7 minutes to cook on a 350-400 degree grill.
So after 3-4 minutes turn them over, this should help give you some color on the skewers. Depending upon your grill it could take a little longer.
Remember to brush the skewers with the chili sauce.
Can I use other seafood, chicken or beef with instead of shrimp?
This recipe is easily adaptable to just about any protein you like to eat and that will fit on the skewer or be cut into pieces that will fit on the skewer.
Make these skewers your own by using ingredients you love to eat. Don’t like peppers? Try grape tomatoes. Not a fan of onions? How about mushrooms or cauliflower florets?
Get the idea? Have fun with the recipe!
Are you ready to grill up deliciousness? I promise your family and friends will think you’re a grill master when you serve up my Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers!
No Grill, No Problem. You can make these on a grill pan or in your oven.
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