Skewered Sweet Onions with Shrimp

Lynnda Cloutier


This is great for a summer barbecue or pool party.

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3 lbs. shrimp, 21/25 or 26/30 count
2 pineapples
20 skewers
3 sweet onions, cut in chunks
2 red bell peppers, cut in chunks
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup seafood seasoning, such as chesapeake bay style
1/2 lb. butter
2 lemons
2 limes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp. fresh thyme

How to Make Skewered Sweet Onions with Shrimp


  • 1Steam 1 lb. shrimp. Peel 1 pineapple and cut into chunks.
  • 2Peel remaining 2 lbs. shrimp; thread on skewers with pineapple chunks, onions and peppers; thread any remaining vegetables on skewers.
  • 3Brush with 2 Tbsp. oil and sprinkle with seafood seasoning. Grill skewers, basting with remaining oil. Keep warm.
  • 4Melt butter in pan over low heat. Add juice and grated peel of 1 lemon and 1 lime, garlic and herbs; keep warm.
  • 5Brush warm sauce on the cooked skewers and pierce the whole pineapple with the skewers. Put remaining vegetables and steamed shrimp around the pineapple. Top with sauce, lemon juice and lime juice. Makes 10 servings.

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About Skewered Sweet Onions with Shrimp

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers