Shrimp, Island Style

by Buck on June 7, 2010

With warm weather and the gardens starting to bloom the grill has been moved from the deck to the summer location in the back gardens. The garden is starting to color and with our intense sunshine will be in serious bloom shortly… We grill 12 months of the year but the grill sees action a few times a week in the warm weather.

BBQ shrimp on SkewerNow that summer temperatures are here I have some favorite island based recipes that lend themselves to a warm summer evening dining in the garden. Barbequed Shrimp Island Style is a quickly marinated dish that takes less the 30 minutes to prepare and grill.

Ingredients: for 4 servings:

1 ½ lbs large shrimp
½ cup pureed pineapple
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup orange marmalade
¼ cup soy sauce
4 or 5 cloves garlic minced
*1 Serrano or 4 jalapeno chilies
!/3 cup chopped cilantro


Shell and de-vein the shrimp
Divide shrimp into serving sizes and thread each serving on a bamboo skewer
Combine all marinade ingredients into a bowl and mix

Gas or charcoal grill should have medium level heat

While grill is heating:
Wrap exposed ends of skewers with Aluminum foil
Coat the shrimp with ½ of the marinade (reserve the remainder)

When grill is heated:
Brush heated grill rack with oil
Placed skewered shrimp on rack to grill
After 2 minutes turn shrimp over
2 minutes after turning the shrimp should be done
Shrimp should be white in center when ready (cut one to check)
Place on dinner plates that have been warmed
Spoon reserved marinade over the shrimp
Serve Immediately

Accompaniments: Steamed rice with either zucchini or asparagus works well with shrimp
The zucchini or asparagus can be grilled along side the shrimp.

Important tip: The high acid content of the marinade means that the shrimp should be coated only about ten minutes before grilling. When the remainder is spooned over the grilled shrimp before serving, get the dish to the table quickly. The marinade can cook the shrimp to a mushy softness if left to itself too long. This is a quickly prepared dish that is great if you remember to be quick with the marinade.

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shrimp recipes June 8, 2010 at 1:45 am

I will definitely try this one. Basically because I love shrimps, and then I also love pineapples, and to top it all, I love jalapenos!!! So there’s really no reason for me to pass on this one, lol! Grilling is my most favorite thing to do with shrimps, I really think that you can taste its meat more when cooked this way. Thanks for sharing this by the way. 🙂

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