This grilled shrimp skewers recipe is made with pineapple and bacon. The shrimp is marinated in a marinade made with orange marmalade. The final result is phenomenal.
Two very important points when cooking shrimp. One, make sure it is cleaned and deveined, meaning the black vein on he back is removed. This is the shrimps intestine and is gritty and disgusting. Two, keep in mind that shrimp cooks very quickly so please work on low or indirect heat. This will allow the bacon to cook without over cooking the shrimp.
If you are using wooden skewers make sure to soak them for at least 30 minutes before placing them on the grill. If you do not do this they will burn.
This is a very easy and delicious meal. If you do not have a grill go ahead and cook these in a skillet. You will love the combination of flavors.
Here is what you need to do for this exquisite grilled shrimp skewers recipe:
4 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp
24 bamboo skewers
1 pineapple, peeled and cut into squares
1 green bell pepper cut into squares
24 slices bacon
18 oz. orange marmalade
4 scallions, white and green parts chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
½ bunch cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
¼ cup soy sauce
3 teaspoons sesame oil
Place the marmalade in a pan. Add the scallions, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook stirring constantly until marmalade liquefies. Remove from heat and cool down completely.
Rinse and pat dry the shrimp. Place in a container and cover with the marinade. Mix well making sure to coat all the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
1 ½ hours after the shrimp has been marinating, place the skewers in some water and soak for 30 minutes.
Remove the shrimp from the marinade and start skewering it. Thread some bacon on the skewer, followed by shrimp, followed by pineapple – or bell pepper, or both – thread the bacon and repeat the process.
Grill shrimp on low heat, flipping once when pink, for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!
CALORIES 261.73; FAT 13.01 grs (sat 0.38; mono 0.59; poly 0.71); PROTEIN 24.72 grs ; FIBER 0.54 grs; CARBS 10.88 grs; CHOLESTEROL 190.49 mg; IRON 0.92 mg; SODIUM 1068.74 mg; CALCIUM 107.36 mg