Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Salsa - Marinate shrimp in spicy yogurt sauce, grill to perfection, and serve with a fresh and fruity pineapple salsa! Try now!

Grilled shrimp skewers meet the sweetness of pineapple salsa in this delightful summer dish. Sweet and savory, spicy and tangy – this flavorful duo is the perfect pair for your next outdoor gathering or quick weeknight dinner.

Ready Time

40 mins

Yields

8 servings

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp skewers:
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 20 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
  • For the pineapple salsa:
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced fresh mango
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice, honey, mustard, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).

Add the chopped cilantro and mix well.

Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat with the yogurt marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Thread 4-5 shrimp onto each bamboo skewer, leaving a small space between each shrimp.

Grill the skewers for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. While the shrimp are grilling, prepare the pineapple salsa.

In a large bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red onion, mango, jalapeño pepper, and chopped cilantro.

Squeeze the lime juice over the top and toss to combine. Season with salt to taste.

Once the shrimp skewers are cooked, serve immediately with a side of pineapple salsa.

Serve 2-3 skewers per person.

Notes

For the shrimp marinade, you can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper to your desired level of spiciness. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, simply omit it or reduce the amount.

Don’t forget to soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from burning.

To ensure the shrimp cook evenly, try to keep them similar in size. You can also use metal skewers if you have them, just be sure to brush them with oil before grilling to prevent sticking.

For the pineapple salsa, you can customize it to your taste by adding other ingredients like diced bell peppers or chopped fresh mint.

Make it ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 24 hours if you prefer. When serving, you can serve the shrimp skewers with a side of quinoa, rice, or a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 240
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 180mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 30g
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Salsa

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