Bring the flavors of the Hawaiian islands to your table with these tasty grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers.
A drizzle of local honey and fresh mint brings out the tropical flavors of this Hawaiian favorite.
Are you a fan of pineapple? Have you ever grilled it?
Fresh pineapple turns even sweeter once caramelized on a grill top. Grilling caramelizes the pineapple's sugar glaze and turns it into a flavor that's exotic.
Of course, I enjoy it cut fresh too and it's hard to stop eating it once you start. Especially when you get your hands on a pineapple that is irresistibly sweet.
I'm not talking about out of a can. That stuff is fine in a pinch. I'm talking about fresh pineapple, sliced from its prickly skin, cored and chopped into bite-sized morsels.
If you're not sure how to cut and core a pineapple you can learn easily enough through this video.
Pair it with Asian marinated shrimp and you will think you were at a Hawaiian luau. Delicious!
For this recipe I marinated the shrimp in soy sauce, lime juice, freshly grated ginger and garlic for about 20 minutes.
I husband was in heaven. I think the best part of the meal was the pineapple although all the shrimp disappeared too.
We've been known to throw peaches and watermelon on the grill. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar on top will bring out the sweet flavor of any kind of grilled fruit.
Or just a sprinkle of fresh mint on top can bring out incredible flavor.
What are you grilling this summer?
Mint & Honey Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers
Serves 4. Total time: 45 minutes
- 15 - 20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup pineapple, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
In a measuring cup, stir together the oil, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, honey and black pepper. Set aside half the mixture for brushing onto the shrimp while grilling.
Allow the shrimp to marinate in the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes.
Preheat the grill to medium heat. Thread the skewers with a chunk of pineapple alternating with a shrimp. Place the shrimp skewers on the grill and brush each side occasionally with the reserved marinade. Grill until the shrimp are pink, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Garnish the skewers with the freshly chopped mint and serve immediately.