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pineapple shrimp skewers on white serving platter with cilantro and lime

Jerk Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Jerk Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are marinated in a flavorful Jamaican jerk marinade for big Caribbean flavor!  They're sweet, smoky and they cook up in under 10 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Open Nature Wild Caught Shrimp, 31-40 count
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/2 orange juiced
  • 1.5 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 pineapple cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into 1" chunks
  • 1/2 small red onion cut into 1" chunks
  • Additional lime and cilantro, for serving optional

Instructions 

  • Thaw shrimp according to package instructions.
  • Place the olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning and brown sugar in a large bowl and whisk well to combine. Add the shrimp and toss well to coat, then cover with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
    thawed shrimp and marinating shrimp process collage
  • Preheat the grill to medium high. Skewer the shrimp, pineapple, bell pepper and red onion onto the skewers, and sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon jerk seasoning on both sides. Grill for 3 minutes until charred, then flip and grill 2-3 minutes longer, or until shrimp is opaque and the tail curls to meet the head.
  • Serve the shrimp with additional lime wedges and cilantro if desired. Enjoy!
    jerk pineapple shrimp skewers before and after grilling collage

Notes

  • If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes while the shrimp marinates.
  • Do not marinate the shrimp longer than 30 minutes or the acid from the citrus will begin to cook the shrimp.
  • Serve pineapple shrimp skewers with coconut rice, quinoa, in tortillas or lettuce wraps with homemade guacamole!
  • I recommend using fresh pineapple for this recipe, but canned pineapple may be used if that's all you have on hand.  The pineapple may also be substituted with fresh peach or mango chunks.
  • The bell pepper and red onion may be substituted with your favorite veggies.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g, Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 286mg, Sodium: 934mg, Potassium: 419mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 1940IU, Vitamin C: 116mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 4mg

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

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