If you are looking for a fun grilling recipe, this is it. These sweet and sour grilled shrimp skewers are packed with flavor, from the bell pepper, red onion and pineapple, to the flavorful sweet and sour marinade and sauce. Pair these skewers with your favorite sides for a delicious, light and healthy dinner this summer.
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Keyword shrimp, shrimp skewers
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
8 skewers wooden or metal
BBQ or grill pan
2cupsred bell pepperchopped into bite-sized pieces
1cupred onioncut into chunks
Marinade and Sauce
1/4cuplow sodium soy sauce
1/4cupsweet chili sauceI used KAME brand
Combine the marinade ingredients.
Prepare the shrimp: make sure they are peeled, deveined, cleaned and tails removed (if you wish).
Place the shrimp in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of the marinade in the bowl with the shrimp; reserve the remaining marinade for later.
Toss the shrimp in the marinade and let them sit for about 30 minutes (minimum).
If using wooden skewers, soak them for 20-30 minutes to prevent burning.
In the meantime, prep the other ingredients.
Cut the bell pepper, onion and pineapple into chunks.
To prepare the skewers, add one shrimp, one piece of pepper, one piece of pineapple, and one piece of onion to a skewer, and then repeat until the skewer is filled.
Depending on the size of your shrimp, the number of shrimp per skewer will vary (I used jumbo shrimp, and 1.5 lbs was equivalent to 30 shrimp; each skewer had 3-4 shrimp).
Grill the skewers for about 5 minutes per side over medium heat, or until the shrimp is firm and opaque in color, and the vegetables are slightly charred but still firm.
In the meantime, simmer the reserved sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes for the flavors to combine.
Remove the cooked skewers and plate them; drizzle with the sauce, or serve alongside for dipping.