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.
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
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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