Grilled Pineapple Chipotle Shrimp Skewers. Mmmmmmmm with a capital M!!!! We devoured this a couple of nights ago! Juicy, sweet and tangy pineapple snuggled up with subtly spicy smokey shrimp, are so good together. Marinated, skewered, grilled and served with this refreshing Jicama Mango Slaw and a couple of effervescent glasses of Casal Garcia’s Vinho Verde – such a delicious, healthy and light summer meal.
Vinho Verde, if unfamiliar hails from Portugal and translates literally to “green wine”, but I like to think of it instead as young spunky wine full of happy little bubbles. I really enjoy it in the hot summer months because of its lovely effervesce and fresh grassy flavor. To me it falls somewhere in-between a Sauv blanc and Champagne – dry and light and just slightly sparkling, perfect for a hot summer night.
Now back to these Pineapple Chipotle Shrimp Skewers….don’t they make your mouth water?
Here’s the Jicama Mango Slaw with cilantro that goes so well with this…find the recipe here!
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Ok ….have a great week! happy summer, happy grilling …YAY!
PINEAPPLE CHIPOTLE SHRIMP SKEWERS
A simple tasty recipe for Grilled Pineapple Chipotle Shrimp Skewers, made with a simple flavorful marinade bursting with South American flavors. | www.feastingathome.com
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 3 - 4 1x
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: South America
- 1 pound large raw, peeled and deveined shrimp ( 21–15 or 16–20 size)
- 1 pound pineapple chunks- cut to same thickness as shrimp ( about ¾ inch thick)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lime – ⅛ cup lime juice and it’s zest
- 1 orange- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple
- 3 cloves rough chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon chipotle powder, more for spicy ( or ½ of a canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce)
- Garnish – limes, cilantro, Jicama Mango Slaw
- Soak skewers if using wood.
- Place shrimp in a bowl or ziplock bag.
- Blend marinade ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
- Pour marinade over shrimp and marinate 30 minutes or overnight. Prep pineapple.
- Pre-heat grill to medium.
- Drain the marinade from the bag or bowl into a small sauce pan.
- Skewer shrimp and pineapple, alternating on skewers ( Skewer pineapple the flat way so shrimp and pineapple are about the same wide, and both lay flat on the grill. That way you will have good grill marks on both. This should make 10-12 x 10 inch skewers.
- Give the marinade a quick simmer, until it thickens and darkens a bit. Turn heat off
- Grease the grill well.
- Lay the skewers down, grilling each side about 3 minutes, or until good grill marks develop, and shrimp is cooked, but not overcooked.
- Place on a serving platter. Drizzle with reduced marinade or lime.
- Serve immediately.