Teriyaki grilled pineapple shrimp skewers – a FAST and EASY finger food appetizer with great ASIAN flavors that can go easily on a meal prep box alongside some rice. There is a perfect shrimp skewers marinade in this recipe to jazz up the pineapple and shrimps.
This teriyaki grilled pineapple shrimp skewers is like a tropical holiday on your plate. It’s the best kind of shrimp skewers that you can make. With fresh pineapple chunks and shrimp loaded with bang on flavors from the amazing shrimp skewer marinade you are going to be grilling these skewers more than you think you would. So get ready, let’s get grilling!
Think if skewers think of easy finger food grilled shrimp skewers top the list. Because grilling shrimp skewers literally takes less than 10 minutes from grill to the plate. And what makes this pineapple shrimp skewers so amazing is the marinade that goes into the shrimp. It’s ridiculously easy to make and so full of flavors, I can’t stop bragging about it you see. Are you ready to fire up the grill!
Marinating meat or seafood with right balance of sweet, tangy and spicy flavors takes the dish to a top notch level. Layers of flavors that goes in this shrimp skewer recipe is amazing. I know that many times with my recipes I tell you that this recipe is the best. But, I mean it. Truly. These truly are the best summer grilled shrimp skewers.
Skewers are fun food that’s great for entertainment and for BBQ picnic. Pineapple cubes studded between the marinated shrimp – FRESH and LIGHT!! Imagine Friday evening with your BBQ/grills fired up, chilled beer in hand, grilling these ridiculously easy grilled shrimp skewers. Yep, that’s what we have going on here.
Remember that insanely delicious grilled pineapple I posted a few days back. It was truly life’s greatest pleasure. And you guys did agree on that will all your love you showed to the post! That post made me think of more ways to grill pineapple and introduce more flavors to it. And this time I wanted a savory dish with grilled pineapple. Grilled pineapple works so well with grilled chicken(pork too) and seafoods – fish, shrimp. Pineapple takes in all the amazing flavors you rub on it and with shrimp – we are talking 20 minutes or less on the clock finger food or your side dish for main course.
The arrival of summer epitomes the arrival of grilling season. It’s time to enjoy being outside basking in the glory of sun. We definitely do not love heating up the kitchen more with the stoves and burners. So outdoor grill time it is. And keeping the theme for quick and easy meal shrimp works the best. I love that shrimps takes so little time to cook but can take in plenty of flavors.
Pineapples, teriyaki sauce and shrimp – it’s all perfect match! Basting teriyaki sauce before grilling and while grilling serves double purpose – as a marinade to enhance flavor and makes it saucy so you can serve with rice.
How to skewer shrimp and pineapple?
You need to have pineapple cubes/chunks that makes threading easy. Cleaned and deveined shrimp that is marinated in amazing flavor packed marinade and pineapple cubes are alternatively threaded into the skewer rods and grilled.
And don’t forget to slather some more of the deliciousness of Hawaiian teriyaki sauce over the shrimps and pineapple soon as they come out of the grill. These are SOOOO GOOD!
How long does it take to cook teriyaki pineapple shrimp skewers
Heat up the grill. Grill the shrimp over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process.
I do not have an outdoor grill yet, so the grilling happened on a grilling pan on stove top. Time to grill on stove top is the same.
What type of skewers works best?
Literally any skewers works for grilling. Metal rod skewers, bamboo skewers, or even herbs stalk like rosemary works(you need to have a strong thick stick of rosemary to be able to thread in the fruit and shrimp). If using bamboo skewers make sure to soak them in water for 15-20 minutes to avoid burning while grilling.
Amazing spicy marinade for shrimp skewers
To create an amazing flavor profile and to balance out the sweetness of pineapple we created a spicy marinade for shrimps.
1.5 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1.5 teaspoon of cayenne
1 teaspoon of cumin powder
And lime juice.
Quick video of how to make Teriyaki grilled pineapple shrimp skewers
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- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 pineapple peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch by 2 inch pieces
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- 1.5 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1.5 teaspoon of cayenne
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Juice of 1 lime
- Fresh coriander leaves
- Lemon wedges
- Marinate the shrimp in the marinade for 15 to 20 minutes. Peel and cut pineapple into cubes.
- Soak skewer sticks in water for about 30 minutes to avoid burning. While the shrimp is marinating fire up your grill.
- Thread in pineapple cubes, marinated shrimps alternatively. Grill the shrimp over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process.
- And don’t forget to slather some more of the deliciousness of Hawaiian teriyaki sauce over the shrimps and pineapple soon as they come out of the grill.
- Serve immediately. Love eating it directly as finger food, but it also great on tacos, sandwiches, meal prep box alongside rice, in salads almost in everything.