Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

"These savory-sweet shrimp skewers are easy to make and cook in just a few minutes. They are perfect for summer weeknights or weekend dinner parties. Prep the sauce ahead of time for an even faster dinner. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp (21-25 per pound), however use what you have on hand."

  • Prep time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Ready in 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • skewers
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  • Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread shrimp and pineapple alternately onto skewers and place on a platter.
  • Arrange skewers on the hot grate. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Turn grill to low heat and brush sauce on both sides of skewers. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

  • Total Fat: : 2.3g
  • Saturated Fat: : 2.3g
  • Sodium: : 2.3g
  • Potassium: : 2.3g
  • Total Carbohydrates: : 2.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: : 2.3g
  • Protein: : 2.3g
  • Sugars: : 2.3g
  • Vitamin C: : 2.3g
  • Iron: : 2.3g
  • Niacin: : 2.3g
  • Magnesium: : 2.3g

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Try to cut the pineapple chunks approximately the same size as the shrimp for even grilling.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent burning.