Teriyaki grilled pineapple shrimp skewers – a FAST and EASY finger food appetizer with great ASIAN flavors. Can be served as appetizer or alongside rice as side dish.
Up your grilling game with this perfect summer skewer recipe with pineapple and shrimps.
This teriyaki grilled pineapple shrimp skewers is like a tropical holiday on your plate. It’s the best kind of summer skewers that you can make. With fresh pineapple chunks and shrimp loaded with bang on flavors from the amazing shrimp skewer marinade.
You are sure to be grilling these skewers more than you think you would. So get ready, let’s get grilling!
Think of skewers as easy finger food. It literally takes less than 10 minutes from grill to the plate.
And what makes this grilled shrimp skewers recipe so amazing? It’s the marinade! 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. Because it’s truly is and so I don’t think it’s wrong to mention it.
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 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.
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 de-veined 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 Sweet-Spicy Marinade For Grilled 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
- ½ teaspoon of cumin powder(optional, skip if you don’t like cumin flavor)
- Teriyaki sauce
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Olive oil
- Brown sugar
- And lime juice.
Let’s get grilling more this summer with these other favorite grilling recipes
Grilled Pineapple With Brown Sugar Rum Glaze
Mexican Grilled Chicken Fajitas
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Teriyaki Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
- 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 pineapple peeled and sliced into ½ inch by 2 inch pieces
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
For the marinade
- 1.5 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1.5 teaspoon of cayenne
- 1 teaspoon of cumin powder (optional , please skip if you don't like cumin flavors)
- Salt and Pepper 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 10-15 minutes. While shrimp marinates, peel and cut pineapple into cubes.
- Soak bamboo skewer sticks in water for about 30 minutes to avoid burning. If using metal skewers, ignore this step. 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.
- Don’t forget to slather some 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.
Comments & Reviews
You literally had me at pineapple. These are on the dinner plan for this week!
Thank you Lori
Anne Murphy says
That looks delicious! I just bought a small grill – haven’t even had a chance to assemble it yet – and the family is looking at me dubiously, clearly thinking hot dogs and charred burgers… while I’m collecting skewer recipes like this to change things up a bit! (I even bought the skewers this afternoon…)
Happy grilling 😀 I’m sure you and your family too would love all the grilling 😀
Shrimp and pineapple looks like such a good combination! We love grilling pineapple on skewers, although we usually opt for beef — can’t wait to give the shrimp and pineapple combination a try.
Thank you Julie
These look amazing, I love the flavors! Can’t wait to try!
Thank you Stacey
Kim @ Berly's Kitchen says
I just love the flavor combo of pineapple and shrimp. There’s a few weeks left in grilling season, and these will be perfect for a cookout.
Hope you enjoy your grilling season as long as you can
This is the kind of food I want to eat all summer long! I’ll definitely make these soon, they look SO tasty!
Thank you Andrea
You got some nice flavor going on here. This is a tasty outdoor appetizer perfect for our upcoming barbeue. I love teriyaki so this one is very fitting.
Thank you Sanna
I freaking love pineapple. Given the choice of a bunch of different skewers, I will ALWAYS take the ones with pineapple!
Thank you Leslie
I can’t ever get enough great shrimp recipes in my life and I love how sweet pineapple gets when the sugars caramelize on the grill. It looks great on a grill pan and I bet you’ll love them just as much when you get your outdoor grill.
Thank you Kitty
I love shrimp off the grill and these look so fabulous!
Nicole Hood says
Grilled kabobs are my fave and your crispy shrimp look like perfection!
Thank you Nicole
Amanda Mason says
These will be perfect for dinner, appetizer, lunch or a snack!! Looks so good and perfect for these hot summer days!!! Can’t wait to try these! thanks for all the helpful tips in your article!!
Thank you very much Amanda. Glad you liked the recipe
Scrumptious food on stick right here! Love all the flavors. Pinned!
Thank you Milena
With grilling season here, skewers are the way to go. We are hosting a retirement party at the end of the month. I think these would be perfect.
Thank you Gloria. Enjoy your party!
linda spiker says
Holy cow these look good! Can’t wait to make them!
Thank you Linda! So glad you liked it and hope you could give it a try
Danielle Howard says
Such a perfect recipe for summer! Can’t wait to make this…
Thank you Danielle. These grilled pineapple shrimp skewers are perfect for summer grilling
We actually did something very similar for our bbq at the weekend, but we added some onion and bell pepper too. One of my favourite things on the bbq.
Onions and bell peppers are wonderful addition to BBQ/Grilling. You are so right, they do make a great grilling addition to your meat or seafood grilling
Lisa Bryan says
Oh my gosh, I’m loving all those flavors. And I pretty much love anything with pineapple – yum!
The pineapple shrimp skewers look delicious. As a huge pineapple fan I can’t have enough pineapple recipes. Good to know that you can use your stove top, in case the weather is too bad for grilling;) Thank you for sharing.
I so wish I had a BBQ/Grill unit, the old one I had is hopeless. But yea when can be done on stove top, it’s a life saver during those times, Thanks Gabi
I just love teriyaki and your sauce sounds amazing. Love the smoked paprika in there and the lime!
Thank you Ginny, I’m all BIG bold flavors person. So this is me