Thursday, April 20, 2017

Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Skewers

Sharing Aloha certainly means enjoying a good meal with friends.  These shrimp skewers combine everything I love about Hawaiian cuisine....a bit of sweet, a bit of spicy and of course, shrimp.

Make these as appetizers or as a main meal with a side of rice and a tossed salad served with last week's papaya dressing.


Shrimp Skewers


5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can Dole pineapple chunks; reserve juice
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika


In a large bowl combine soy sauce, garlic, half the juice from the can of pineapple, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, ginger and smoked paprika.  Remove 2-3 tablespoons of marinade and set aside.

Add the cleaned shrimp to the mix.  Let marinade for as long as possible (preferably over-night).

To assemble: place two shrimp on the skewer vertically then add a piece of pineapple. Keep alternating until the skewer is full. Now they are ready for the grill.

Place them on a hot grill and cook for 10 minutes, flipping occasionally.  Baste skewers while cooking with the reserve marinade.