Light and Impressively Tasty: Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple

June 2, 2015   3 Comments

My grill is fired up and I have started poking things with sticks.

Pineapple and Shrimp Skewer

Yes, this woman isn’t afraid to slap some food on the Barbie especially because grilling is a healthy way to cook (versus deep fried). Also, I find that it is faster and easier to clean up versus using my kitchen.

This recipe is a keeper because while it took a while to stick everything on the skewer – it cooked in about 4 minutes. That is what I call fast food.

My kids loved these and we didn’t have any leftovers. The marinade gives a nice salty, spicy, gingery kick to the shrimp. Also, grilled pineapple is divine! I used fresh pineapple which is on sale right now and is key to having the pineapple be firm enough to stay on a stick. I don’t think canned pineapple will work here.

Here is a GREAT video on how to slice up a fresh pineapple in case you are afraid:

Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

1.6 from 24 reviews

Makes about 9 skewers

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1 pound small shrimp (25-30 count), peeled
½ cup jerk marinade (for example Lawry’s)
1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks


Mix peeled shrimp in the marinade in a medium bowl while you slice the pineapple. It is ideal to marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes (in the refrigerator) but if you don’t have the time, don’t worry about it.

Using skewer sticks alternate between the pineapple chunks and the shrimp until you have strung three of each.

Heat grill to high and place the skewers on for about 2 minutes and flip. Cook until shrimp is bright pink and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

One skewer is 121 calories, 1.0 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 14.5 g carbohydrates, 5.6 g sugar, 13.2 g protein, 0.8 g fiber, 139 mg sodium, 1 Freestyle SmartPt

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Is there another fruit that could be substituted for the pineapple? I personally love it but the rest of my family unfortunatley does not, is there anything else that grills well that would go with the shrimp?

Caryn, grilled mango and shrimp is delicious.

How 'bout using a George Forman grill? 2 min and done-faster fast food! Nice pineapple video, but i have a pineapple coring cutting gadget that does aLl in a Minute. Amazon sells them. My daughter uses it often.

Also love zucchini jalapeño poppers. A big hit! Use fresh jalapeños and chive-onion cream cheese for even more fun.

Thank you snack girl!

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