Thai Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Thai Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

My dinner menu is often determined by what my local grocer has on special that week. This week it was some succulent jumbo shrimp and fresh pineapple. A perfect pairing on its own but add summer heat to the mix and it was truly a match made in Heaven. These skewers turned out to be a quick and delicious meal that pleased everyone… quite a rare find and one that made the dinner frenzy in my household much more tolerable. To take advantage of the sale I bought some extra shrimp, marinated it and stored it in the freezer for later use. In a pinch I can take out a bag, thaw the ready-to-use shrimp and have a delicious dinner on the table in no time.

Ingredients
1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
fresh pineapple slices cut in half
3 garlic cloves
juice of 2 lemons
1 tbsp chile sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cilantro
2 tbsp sesame oil
bamboo skewers

Directions
Place all ingredients aside from shrimp and pineapple in a blender and blend until incorporated. Put shrimp in a freezer bag and pour half the marinade on top. Close the bag and let sit for 20-30 minutes.

Preheat your grill to 350º F. Prepare skewers with alternating layers of marinated shrimp and pineapple.

Place skewers on the grill and cook for 3 minutes per side or until shrimp turns pink, being careful not to overcook. Baste with left over marinade and serve with a salad or on top of steamed rice.

 

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