Shrimp & Pineapple kebabs w/brown sugar & lime

Chris T.


These shrimp and pineapple kebabs with brown sugar and lime glaze are a big hit with everyone that I have served them to. We have had "kebab parties" a few times this summer where I have made all 3 of the kebab recipes I have posted and everyone loved them. I served them with a huge platter of rice,corn on the cob and some grilled yellow squash and zucchini...seemed so fancy and took so little time and what a nice change from the standard hamburger,hot dog and chicken cookout. This picture and recipe is from the Relish magazine...hope you like it as much as we do.

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10 inch bamboo skewers soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
3 Tbsp
dark brown sugar( i do use light brown sugar personally)
3 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
4 tsp
unsalted butter*
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp
seeded jalapeno, minced
1/4 tsp
sea salt*
1 1/2 lb
large fresh shrimp, peeled and cleaned
fresh pineapple,peeled and cut into chunks
2 tsp
peanut oil


1The * are because IF I don't have unsalted butter then I use salted butter and omit the added 1/4 tsp sea salt in the recipe.

2Combine brown sugar, lime juice, butter, ginger,jalapeno and salt(if using) in a small but heavy saucepan. Bring to boil then turn it down and simmer for about 5 minutes or until syrupy.

3Toss shrimp and pineapple in peanut oil. Thread 4-5 shrimp on each skewer with pineapple chunks in between them.

4Heat your grill. Lightly oil grill and then grill the skewers about 2 minutes on each side brushing with the glaze as they cook.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy