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Curried shrimp skewers on platter with coconut rice

Curried Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple

Curried Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple are marinated coconut curry shrimp skewered with fresh pineapple and bell pepper.  They're the perfect sweet and savory appetizer or meal! {GF, DF}

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  • 1 1/2 lbs. (680 g) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used my favorite brand [Marina Del Rey Foods])
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon (6 g) curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into 1" (2.5-cm) squares
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 ml) vegetable oil
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Chopped chives or scallions for garnish


  • Wash and pat dry the shrimp thoroughly.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the garlic, curry powder, black pepper, coconut milk, brown sugar, salt, lime zest and juice until well combined.  Add the shrimp and toss well to coat.  Marinate for 20 minutes -- make sure not to marinate longer as the shrimp will start to cook in the acidity of the lime juice.
  • Skewer the shrimp on metal skewers or bamboo skewers soaked in water for an hour, alternating the shrimp with the pineapple and bell pepper.
  • Preheat a cast iron flat-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add some of the oil and gently add a few skewers to the pan (do not crowd the pan), and cook for about 1 minute or until the shrimp just begin to turn pink.  Turn and cook on the other side -- the shrimp is done when the tail touches the head.  Remove from heat and cook the remaining skewers as directed adding more oil as necessary.
  • Serve immediately with lime wedges and garnish with chives or scallions if desired.


  • Serve the skewers as an appetizer for a cocktail party or as a main dish with tortillas, flatbread or my Creamy Coconut Rice!
  • For an extra layer of flavor, coat the shrimp in chickpea flour or breadcrumbs before pan frying.


Serving: 1skewer, Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 123mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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