Pineapple-Chili Shrimp Kebabs

Pineapple-Chili Shrimp Kebabs
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  • Total: 23 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
268 Calories
2g Fat
24g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 268
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 1887mg 82%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 39g
Calcium 180mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These shrimp are infused with the sweetness from the pineapple and a hint of spice from the chili sauce.This is a great way to prepare seafood that has a tropical flair to it. Serve with grilled vegetables and rice for a truly memorable meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pound large shrimp (shelled and de-veined)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 small red onion (cut into chunks)
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup pineapple (crushed)
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Add peeled shrimp, coat well, cover and allow to marinade for 10 to 15 minutes in refrigerator.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  5. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers alternating between pineapple and red onion chunks.

  6. Place reserved marinade in a pot over medium-high heat, bring to boil, a reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch to make sure that it doesn't burn. You can cook the marinade on the side burner if your grill has one. Once cooked, remove from heat and cool.

  7. Place shrimp kebabs onto grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  8. Remove from heat and serve with sauce drizzled over top.

Tips

  • Soaking your skewers can prevent them from catching on fire, which ultimately leads to all your meat and veggies falling to the bottom of the grill.
  • If you opt for the bamboo skewers, fully submerge the sticks in water and soak them for about half an hour, at least. You can also use wine as an alternative to the water, which will give your meat and vegetables another flavor element.
  • It's a good idea to soak a few extra skewers, just in case you break one or two while preparing your kebabs. If shish kebab is a common dish at your house, soak the whole package of skewers, drain them well and put the extras in your freezer to pull out as needed.

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