Grilled Basil Shrimp with Pineapple

This Grilled Basil Shrimp with Pineapple is light, cool and fresh with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized pineapple.

Grilled Basil Shrimp

It’s Saturday which means I can make a trip to my local fish monger.  In a pinch I will purchase frozen seafood, but fresh is really where it’s at!  Shrimp is one of my favorite go to proteins in the summer because its low in fat, high in protein and it won’t weigh me down in this summer heat.  It’s also super easy to make any night of the week because it cooks quickly!

Ingredients:

1 Lb Fresh Shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch thick pieces

1 bundle of Scallions

Fire up the grill; then in a Small bowl combine the shrimp, basil and olive oil; allow to marinate for at least 15 min. If you are using bamboo skewers now would also be a great time to soak them in water, so they don’t burn.

Grilled Basil Shrimp with Pineapple

Next core and peel your pineapple.  I prefer to purchase a whole pineapple, but your local grocer should sell them already peeled and cored for you if you don’t feel like taking the time to prep.  Cut the pineapple into chunks that are about 1 inch by 1/2 inch thick.  You want them thick enough to put your bbq skewers through, but not so big that they will take forever to cook.

Wash the scallions and remove the rooted ends; then cut them into 2 inch pieces.

Now it’s time to assemble!  I know that the pictures show that I have the pineapple and shrimp mixed and matched on the skewers. You are free to do that, but the pineapple won’t be as deliciously carmelized.  I would recommend that you separate the pineapple from the shrimp and scallions on separate skewers because the shrimp tends to cook much faster. I mixed and matched a few of mine for the pictures.  The rest of my skewers were all shrimp and all pineapple for the reason I mentioned above.

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If you decided to cook the pineapple on a separate skewers you will want to start them about 5 min prior to adding the shrimp and scallions the grill. Place the skewers on the BBQ and cook until the shrimp is cooked through about 5 min flipping once to ensure they are cooked evenly.  This is a quick, easy and healthy meal that the whole family will love!

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Grilled Basil Shrimp with Pineapple
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 10
 
This Grilled Basil Shrimp with Pineapple is light, cool and fresh with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized pineapple. This is a quick, easy and healthy meal that the whole family will love!
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb Fresh Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped into ½ inch thick pieces
  • 1 bundle of Scallions
Instructions
  1. Fire up the grill; then in a Small bowl combine the shrimp, basil and olive oil; allow to marinate for at least 15 min. If you are using bamboo skewers now would also be a great time to soak them in water, so they don't burn.
  2. Next core and peel your pineapple. I prefer to purchase a whole pineapple, but your local grocer should sell them already peeled and cored for you if you don't feel like taking the time to prep. Cut the pineapple into chunks that are about 1 inch by ½ inch thick. You want them thick enough to put your bbq skewers through, but not so big that they will take forever to cook.
  3. Wash the scallions and remove the rooted ends; then cut them into 2 inch pieces.
  4. Now it's time to assemble! I know that the pictures show that I have the pineapple and shrimp mixed and matched on the skewers. You are free to do that, but the pineapple won't be as deliciously carmelized. I would recommend that you separate the pineapple from the shrimp and scallions on separate skewers because the shrimp tends to cook much faster. I mixed and matched a few of mine for the pictures. The rest of my skewers were all shrimp and all pineapple for the reason I mentioned above.
  5. If you decided to cook the pineapple on a separate skewers you will want to start them about 5 min prior to adding the shrimp and scallions the grill. Place the skewers on the BBQ and cook until the shrimp is cooked through about 5 min flipping once to ensure they are cooked evenly. This is a quick, easy and healthy meal that the whole family will love!

 

 

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