Pineapple-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Recipe by alligirl
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4-6
YIELD: 12 skewers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine 2 cups of the pineapple, the sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Skim off any foam and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer until glaze is thick and syrupy enough to coat the back of a spoon and has reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 30 minutes.
  • Stir in cayenne and set aside to cool slightly, at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a gas or charcoal grill to high (about 400°F) or a grill pan over high heat until very hot.
  • Skewer 1 shrimp, making sure to pass the skewer through the thick portion and the tail portion, then skewer 1 piece of the remaining pineapple. Repeat, alternating between the two and leaving a space in between, until you have 3 shrimp and 2 pineapple pieces per skewer. Brush skewers on one side with glaze.
  • Rub the grill with a towel dipped in vegetable oil, place the skewers on the grill glaze side down, and brush the other side of the skewers with more glaze.
  • Continue brushing and turning every few minutes until the thick portions of the shrimp are white and firm, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
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