Bring the flavors of the Hawaiian islands to your table with these tasty grilled mint and honey 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?
Can you grill pineapple?
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.
My 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?
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Mint & Honey Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers
- 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.
What you’ll need for this recipe