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Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

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Pineapple shrimp skewers are healthy, delicious and will feed a crowd! The best part? They’re quick and easy to make. Recipes for Lent, like these grilled shrimp skewers, are ideal for adding to weekly meal plans.

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers on a serving tray with jalapenos and cilantro.

ABOUT PINEAPPLE SHRIMP SKEWERS

When entertaining it’s important to have recipes that are simple and easy to prep. Grilled shrimp skewers are a fabulous choice! With Clamato® Tomato Cocktail from Walmart, creating a delicious grilled shrimp marinade has never been easier!

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The fresh taste of Clamato spices up parties and get-togethers. It adds a festive splash of flavor to meals and cocktails. I use it in all kinds of dishes – from authentic shrimp ceviche to a perfect Michelada. Whether it’s everyday shopping or picking up food to feed a crowd, Walmart has the products you need to put together a festive celebration!

Blue Walmart bag filled with ingredients for grilled shrimp skewers.

HONORING THE SEASON OF LENT

The Lenten season is about kindness, personal sacrifices, and extending love. For Latin families it’s a blending of two cultures, an emotional experience described as Convivir en Familia: the joy and passion of gathering with extended family to share a meal, cultural traditions, and revel in the beauty of coexisting with one another. Get ready for upcoming events with these yummy shrimp skewers. They’re meant to be shared! Find more Lent-friendly recipes right here: CONVIVIR WITH CLAMATO.

Three shrimp skewers plated over cilantro lime rice with jalapenos on the side.

GATHER AROUND THE TABLE

During this inspirational season I invite you to create special opportunities to gather around the table with loved ones. Share a prayer and a meal while engaging in meaningful discussion about ways to help others in your community. At the same time, nurture your family by serving fresh foods like pineapple shrimp skewers!

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EXPERT TIPS FOR GRILLED SHRIMP SKEWERS

  • FRESH AND FROZEN SHRIMP: To make things easy, buy shrimp that’s been deveined. To maximize culinary results, purchase fresh shrimp the same day you’ll be grilling shrimp skewers. Keep in mind, frozen shrimp defrosts quickly and will go bad if not refrigerated right away. When wrapped tightly and properly stored in the refrigerator, uncooked shrimp can last for up 3 to 4 days.
  • CAN THAWED SHRIMP BE REFROZEN? For food safety reasons, do not refreeze shrimp that has been thawed out. Raw shrimp found at the market is generally thawed-out shrimp that was previously frozen.
  • SHELL OR NO SHELL: Shrimp can be grilled either with or without shells. It’s a matter of preference. But for this recipe for pineapple shrimp skewers, use shelled shrimp so the flavor of the marinade can soak in.
  • BEST SHRIMP SIZES FOR GRILLING: Extra large, jumbo and colossal are the best sizes for skewering and grilling. For colossal-sized shrimp, double skewering is recommended.
  • SHRIMP COUNT PER POUND: When shopping at the supermarket for shrimp, you’ll notice a number like 31/35 or 26/30 on the bag. This is the approximate number of shrimp per pound. Generally the counts are these: Large = 31/35, Extra Large = 26/30, Jumbo = 21/25, Colossal = U/15 (under 15 pieces per pound).
  • HOW MUCH SHRIMP PER PERSON? When making grilled shrimp skewers, count on 6 to 8 shrimp per person. This amount will vary depending on whether shrimp kebobs are appetizers or a main dish, whether veggies are included on the skewers, and the number of other entrees and side dishes being served.
  • SOAK WOODEN SKEWERS: When using wooden skewers it’s very important to soak the skewers in water for 20-30 minutes before skewering. This will help prevent the wood from scorching and falling apart on the grill. For the soaking process, place skewers on a baking tray filled with water.

Raw shrimp in butcher paper for grilled shrimp skewers.

SIDE DISH FOR GRILLED SHRIMP SKEWERS

Before marinating the shrimp, soak the wooden skewers in water. Then head to your stovetop to begin cooking up a pot of cilantro lime rice! This will ensure perfect kitchen timing. Both the rice and grilled shrimp skewers will be done and ready to serve at the same time. Find all your ingredients for this popular dish at Walmart.

Cilanto Lime Rice in a serving bowl garnished with lime slices and fresh cilantro.

INGREDIENTS FOR PINEAPPLE SHRIMP SKEWERS

Head to Walmart to pick up everything you need for these savory shrimp kabobs!

GRILLED SHRIMP MARINADE

  • Clamato Tomato Cocktail
  • Freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Hot sauce
  • Sea Salt
  • Black pepper

A tropical table scene with grilled shrimp skewers on a tray and plated with cilantro rice.

INGREDIENTS FOR SKEWERS

  • Large or jumbo shrimp
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Red bell pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Chili pepper flakes
  • Garnishes: limes, cilantro, jalapenos

Grilled shrimp skewers on a plate with cilantro lime rice.

GRILLED SHRIMP MARINADE RECIPE

Making a flavorful grilled shrimp marinade is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • STEP 1: Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a clean bowl.
  • STEP 2: Pour Clamato into a mixing bowl. Add lime juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Whisk briefly.
  • STEP 3: Add shrimp to the marinade. Make sure all pieces are fully submerged. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Do not allow the shrimp to marinate longer than 30 minutes or the citric acid in the marinade will break down the gentle fibers of the shrimp!

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HOW TO SKEWER AND GRILL SHRIMP

After marinating is complete, you’re ready to assemble the skewers and begin grilling.

  • STEP 1: Slice pineapple into flat cubes, and cut bell pepper into short wide strips. Add bell pepper and olive oil to a zip-top bag and seal it. Gently shake and massage the bag so each piece of bell pepper is lightly covered in oil.
  • STEP 2: Thread 2 shrimp, 2 pieces of red bell pepper, and 2 squares of pineapple on each skewer. Alternate these ingredients for a beautiful presentation.
  • STEP 3: Put a few skewers aside for young children. Sprinkle them with paprika. For teens and adults, lightly spice things up! Sprinkle both sides of each shrimp with chili powder, and add a pinch or two of red chili pepper flakes!
  • STEP 4: Brush or spray the grill with olive oil to prevent sticking. Heat the grill over medium heat. Grill the pineapple shrimp skewers for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until done. You can tell they’re done when the outside is a bit pink, and the inside is a little white or opaque. Bright white interiors mean the shrimp is possibly overcooked!

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HOW TO SERVE SHRIMP KEBOBS

Serve pineapple shrimp skewers over cilantro lime rice. Add a fresh garden salad and your menu is complete!

Three grilled shrimp skewers on a colorful Mexican plate with cilantro lime rice.

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Pineapple Shrimp Skewers on a serving tray.

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 15-30 Skewers 1x

Description

These delicious shrimp skewers are perfect for feeding a crowd! Among shrimp kabob recipes, this one’s very special. It’s packed with vibrant Latin flavor! This recipe is easily adjusted to the desired level of spiciness – mild, medium or hot. Serve grilled shrimp skewers over cilantro lime rice. Add a fresh garden salad to round out the meal.


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Ingredients

GRILLED SHRIMP MARINADE

  • 1 64-ounce bottle Clamato Tomato Cocktail
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, or as desired
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

INGREDIENTS FOR SKEWERS

  • Wooden skewers, presoaked in water for 20-30 mins.
  • 24 pounds shrimp, large or jumbo
  • 12 fresh pineapples, depending on quantity of shrimp
  • 35 red bell peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Paprika, for seasoning children’s skewers
  • Chili powder, to season skewers for adults
  • Chili pepper flakes, for sprinkling on adults’ skewers
  • Garnishes: limes, cilantro leaves,  grilled jalapenos

Instructions

  1. Place shrimp in a colander. Rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Pour Clamato into a large deep bowl. Add fresh lime juice and your favorite hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add shrimp to the marinade. Make sure all pieces are fully submerged. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Do not allow the shrimp to marinate longer than 30 minutes or the citric acid in the marinade will break down the gentle fibers of the shrimp!
  4. Slice pineapple into flat triangles or cubes. Cut bell pepper into short wide strips. Place bell pepper and olive oil in a zip-top bag. Shake and massage bag to lightly cover the pieces in oil. Thread each skewer with 2 of each:  shrimp, bell pepper, and pineapple.
  5. Spray or brush the grill with olive oil to prevent sticking. Heat grill over medium heat. Just before placing skewers on the grill, season the pieces of shrimp. For children, sprinkle them with paprika. For the adult crowd, spice things up! Sprinkle shrimp with chili powder and a few pinches of red chili pepper flakes!
  6. Grill the pineapple shrimp skewers for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until done. How to tell if they’re done? The outside should be lightly pink; the inside should be slightly white or opaque. If you slice a piece open and the interior is a bright white, it’s possibly overcooked!

Notes

EXPERT TIPS FOR GRILLED SHRIMP SKEWERS

  • FRESH AND FROZEN SHRIMP: To make things easy, buy shrimp that’s been deveined. To maximize culinary results, purchase fresh shrimp the same day you’ll be grilling shrimp skewers. Keep in mind, frozen shrimp defrosts quickly and will go bad if not refrigerated right away. When wrapped tightly and properly stored in the refrigerator, uncooked shrimp can last for up 3 to 4 days.
  • CAN THAWED SHRIMP BE REFROZEN? For food safety reasons, do not refreeze shrimp that has been thawed out. Raw shrimp found at the market is generally thawed out shrimp that was previously frozen.
  • SHELL OR NO SHELL: Shrimp can be grilled either with or without shells. It’s a matter of preference. But for this recipe for pineapple shrimp skewers, use shelled shrimp so the flavor of the marinade can soak in.
  • BEST SHRIMP SIZES FOR GRILLING: Extra large, jumbo and colossal are the best sizes for skewering and grilling. For colossal-sized shrimp, double skewering is recommended.
  • SHRIMP COUNTS PER POUND: When shopping at the supermarket for shrimp, you’ll notice a number like 31/35 or 26/30 on the bag. This is the approximate number of shrimp per pound. Generally the counts are these: Large = 31/35, Extra Large = 26/30, Jumbo = 21/25, Colossal = U/15 (under 15 pieces per pound).
  • HOW MUCH SHRIMP PER PERSON? When making grilled shrimp skewers, count on 6 to 8 shrimp per person. This amount will vary depending on whether shrimp kebobs are appetizers or a main dish, whether veggies are included on the skewers, and the number of other entrees and side dishes being served.
  • SOAK WOODEN SKEWERS: When using wooden skewers it’s very important to soak the skewers in water for 20-30 minutes before skewering. This will help prevent the wood from scorching and falling apart on the grill. For the soaking process, place skewers on a baking tray filled with water.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Shrimp Skewers, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

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29 thoughts on “Pineapple Shrimp Skewers”

  1. Those recipes really look good and I want to try all of those. Delicious summer cookout or in the campout

  2. This makes me feel all festive and ready for summer. How delicious. I love grilled pineapple.

  3. This is such a pretty, colorful dish! I am looking forward to grilling again and this will be a great recipe to try. It’s nice to have recipes like this for when we have guests over.

  4. Pineapple and shrimp yum two of my favorite things! This looks so good too I will definitely be trying it!

  5. My daughter loves, loves, loves shrimp. She will enjoy this for dinner this weekend when I surprise her. I am looking forward to it myself.

  6. These look so good! My kids really like their shrimp, so I can almost bet they would love for me to make these one night!

  7. Well that just sounds amazing! I love throwing anything I can on the grill and this would be extremely tasty. My family would devour it.

  8. Pineapple is one of my favorite foods. I have a cut pineapple in the fridge all the time. These skewers look tasty!

  9. This sounds like a lovely recipe with a great mix of flavours. I do love shrimp but don’t get them often. This would be a good recipe to get some in and attempt to make!!!

  10. These sound so good. I am adding them to my summer cookout menu for sure. Everyone is going to love them.

  11. Okay so your marinade is pretty damn genius if you ask me!! And I love me some EEXTRRAAAAA JUMBO shrimp but oh man, are they expensive. TOTALLY worth it though in my mind ;) Just like JUMBOOOO scallops! This recipe also makes me feel like summer starts tomorrow – ha!

  12. We grill out often and this is one recipe I’m definitely going to try. I love all the fresh colors and pineapple is a huge favorite at my house. Shrimp is always a winner.

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