Pineapple Grilled Shrimp

Pineapple Grilled Shrimp

Pineapple Grilled Shrimp over rice.  Seriously, this is like my kids’ favorite thing to eat!  #givethemallthegrilledshrimpthistimeofyear

This recipe is easy, fresh and on the table in no time flat!  I love grilling suppers in the summer…and fruit too 🙂 .

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
2 pounds of cooked and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen that has been thawed out)
about a ¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
2 tablespoons honey
a nice pinch of red pepper flake (as much or as little as you think your family will like)
1 (6 oz) can of pineapple juice
salt and pepper
1 whole pineapple, trimmed, outside removed and then cut into big pieces (it’s hard to grill small pieces)
about 4 cups of your favorite rice, cooked and ready to eat
chopped green onions to garnish

I like to let my shrimp marinate about 20 minutes beforehand.  To make your marinade, add all of these ingredients to a gallon-sized baggie and then refrigerate: shrimp, the EVOO, honey, red pepper flake, pineapple juice and a big pinch of both salt and pepper.  Seal up baggie and pop in the fridge to marinate.

Next, preheat your indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high.  If your grates are too large for shrimp (they’ll fall through), then use a grilling basket.  Spray your grate or your grilling basket quite liberally with cooking spray so the shrimp won’t stick.

Place your shrimp on the grill (discarding the marinade) and grill up just a few minutes until they’re cooked (it doesn’t take long!).  While your shrimp is grilling, add your pineapple on to grill as well.  Your pineapple only needs to grill about a minute or so per side.

Once everything is grilled, chop your pineapple into bite-sized pieces and get ready to assemble.  Add your cooked rice, grilled shrimp, grilled pineapple and a garnish of chopped green onions.

Dinner is done!  And darn good!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 18, 2018 at 4:33 am

    What a summery recipe! I love how light and healthy it is – and a perfect excuse to fire up the grill! 🙂 💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Kimberly July 18, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Yum!!! Will definitely have to try this one out!

  • Alexis deZayas July 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I think this is about to be my very favorite meal. Two of my favorites but I don’t remember having them together?! Trying asap!

  • Sheaffer Sims July 18, 2018 at 6:18 am

    YUM!!!!!

  • Sara Fehrenbacher July 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Yum! Do you have a pineapple core-er? If not, you should get one! It is life changing! https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/oxo-good-grips-reg-stainless-steel-ratcheting-pineapple-slicer/1040173047?Keyword=pineapple%20cutter

  • Lindsay Kearns July 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    My kids too LOVE all things shrimp, and this recipe looks right up their alley. My only question is that I’ve noticed on several of your shrimp recipes that in the ingredients list you list peeled and deveined COOKED shrimp. I guess I don’t understand why you would buy cooked shrimp to cook a second time. It seems like it should be peeled and deveined uncooked shrimp (which, as you suggested cooks up very quickly). I just wanted to clarify to make sure I’m following the recipe correctly.

    • Mix and Match Mama July 19, 2018 at 6:23 am

      Perhaps I’ve made a typo (which totally happens!). I am using uncooked shrimp!

  • Southern & Style July 18, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Well, I guess I know what I’ll be preparing for diner tonight! This is making my mouth water just reading the recipe!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • Narci Dreffs July 19, 2018 at 8:16 am

    My kids would love this! Yum!