Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Jerk Marinade Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Skewers – What can I say about shrimp, except that I love, love, love it. I use it as often as I can for meals and buy big frozen bags of shrimp to keep in the freezer. While coconut shrimp is one of my favorites, I also use shrimp for salads, to make each salad a meal. It’s dandy as the meat for stir-fry too.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

However, when I grill out, nothing can compete with grilled Jamaican jerk shrimp on a kabob with tasty spiced fresh pineapple. It makes you want to put on your dancing shoes and some reggae music.

You can make your own Jamaican jerk marinade since the main ingredients are spices, thyme, nutmeg, garlic, and allspice, combined with dried or fresh scotch bonnet peppers and green onion. You can add a bit of brown sugar and mix it with canola oil. Don’t forget the regular pepper either.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

If you aren’t in the mood or don’t have all the ingredients, you’ll find the blend of spices and ingredients already made up and ready to marinade the shrimp.

I prefer making it myself, since I normally have everything on hand and frankly, it’s far cheaper, plus I can adjust the spices to my own taste. I adjust the brown sugar for this recipe since I’m combining it with sweet fresh pineapple that already adds sweetness.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

This is such a quick recipe, it’s hard to beat on a hot summer day. All you do is marinade the shrimp, put it on a stick, alternating it with pineapple and let the grill do the work, while you sip the cool drink of your choice. You can use paper plates, serve a side salad, chips and dip, grill corn or wrap a potato in foil and throw it on the grill and you have a supper with very few dishes.

grilled shrimp marinade

Any meal that doesn’t require a huge effort either on the preparation end or clean up side is a special one in my book. It’s the perfect meal for the end of a hot busy day and everyone will love it. It’s a great addition to a barbecue, but is so simple, you can use it to make any day a special celebration.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Marinade Recipe and Pineapple Skewers

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Recipe by: Calleigh | TheForkBite.com
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian

Any meal that doesn’t require a huge effort either on the preparation end or clean up side is a special one in my book. It’s the perfect meal for the end of a hot busy day and everyone will love it.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients

1 hour, 10 minutes
5
164.39 kcal
  1. 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 1/2 cup jerk marinade (or you can buy jerk marinade at your local grocery)
  3. 2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    Jerk Marinade:
  1. 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  2. 2 cloves garlic
  3. 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  4. 2 green onions
  5. 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon allspice
  7. 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon pepper
  10. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon oil
  12. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  13. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  14. 1 tablespoon dark rum
  15. 1/2 orange, juice and zest
  16. 1 lime, juice and zest

Instructions

Prep
1 hour, 10 minutes
Cook
10 minutes
Ready in
1 hour, 10 minutes
  1. Use half of the jerk marinade and marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes or leave them overnight.
  2. Skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked (approximately 2-3 minutes per side).
    For Jerk Marinade:
  1. Just puree the ingredients in the food processor.

Notes

The scotch Bonnet Peppers are a bit spicy so, in order to test the heat level, start slow by adding half of the pepper first. You can adjust the heat level according to your taste by adding more peppers.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Shrimp Marinade Recipe and Pineapple Skewers

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 164.39 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.18 g 6.4%
Saturated Fat 0.6 g 3%
Trans Fat 0.03 g
Cholesterol 114.31 mg 38.1%
Sodium 869.32 mg 36.2%
Total Carbohydrate 17.82 g 5.9%
Dietary Fiber 2.81 g 11.2%
Sugars 10.04 g
Protein 13.93 g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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