Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs

Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.

Happy Hump Day!

I don’t know about you, but as summer gets closer, my attention span at work starts to wane. The days drag on forever. And when I get home? I feel like there are a million things to do. I run around the house (or the town, depending on that week’s activities and errands) like a crazy person trying to get stuff done and yet wondering where all of the time went. Suddenly it’s dinner and and inevitably, the weather doesn’t cooperate with my plans. At least not this month – we’ve had rain and thunderstorms for 8 out of the last 11 days.


With a hectic weekday schedule, I’ve been trying to plan super easy and simple dinners. My goal is big flavor with as little effort as I can muster. For times like this, the grill is my friend. (When the weather allows, anyway.) Burgers and hot dogs are always in the freezer, but equally frequently, chicken, pork, and steak get a quick rub or marinade and get tossed on the grill with some fresh vegetables. And shrimp. It takes a little longer to prep, but it cooks up in just a few minutes.

 

Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

So on one of those rare days where the rain held off, I raced to the grill with a big dish of these shrimp and pineapple kabobs.

This is a dish where the prep actually takes longer than it takes the cooking time. The prep isn’t crazy -just  defrosting, peeling, and deveining the shrimp and then threading the kabobs. I used Tangerine Hatch Chili BBQ Sauce (<- affiliate link), so kindly provided by our sponsor Not Ketchup, as the sole marinade for the sauce. No extra spices or mixing up any sort of sauce – I just brushed with the spicy-sweet sauce prior to grilling and again halfway through. I wanted the BBQ sauce to shine through. And truthfully, the kabobs didn’t need anything else. Try it, you’ll be glad.

Please, share in the comments section, what’s your go-to busy weeknight dinner?

Print
Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs

Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.

Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 6 skewers
  • 30 large shrimp, deveined and peeled (tails on or off, your choice) a little over a pound
  • 1/2 a red onion halved and then cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 24 1- inch pieces of ripe fresh pineapple
  • 1/4 c. Tangerine Hatch Chili BBQ Sauce by Not Ketchup

Instructions

  1. Just prior to serving, thread a piece of shrimp, a slice or two of red onion, and a piece of pineapple onto a skewer. I got about 4 shrimp on each skewer.
  2. Brush with Tangerine Hatch Chili BBQ Sauce. Grill, about 3 minutes. Brush with more sauce and flip. Grill for another 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked throughout.
  3. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes:

  • You can find Tangerine Hatch Chili BBQ Sauce on Amazon (<- affiliate link). Feel free to use a little extra for dipping, when serving.
  • If you’re using wooden skewers, soak wooden skewers for an hour, to prevent from burning.
  • I served these over rice, with a side of Asian Grilled Asparagus.
Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.
Shrimp and pineapple kabobs are brushed with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce for a quick and flavorful weeknight meal, especially when served with Asian Grilled Asparagus

#BBQWeek Recipes

See what the bloggers served up Wednesday for #BBQWeek and then scroll down and enter the giveway.

Cherry Chipotle Bourbon Baked Beans by Cookaholic Wife
Charred Corn Salsa by The Freshman Cook
Cherry Chipotle Grilled Pork Tenderloin by Tip Garden
Everything Bagel Pasta Salad by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Grilled Asparagus Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Grilled Chicken Tikki Tacos by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Grilled Nam Prik Shrimp Skewers by 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail by Daily Dish Recipes
Grilled Stuffed Meatballs with Pineapple Sauce by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Real Hawaiian Macaroni Salad by Jonesin’ For Taste
Jersey Style Hot Dogs by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Seasoned Barbecue Butter Shrimp Skewers by Family Around the Table
Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs by Books n’ Cooks (above!)
Texas-Style Smoked Beef Ribs by Palatable Pastime

Enter the Giveaway:

Description of the 3 prizes listed here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Thank you to #BBQWeek Sponsors Adam’s Extracts, Michigan Asparagus, and Not Ketchup for providing the prizes free of charge. These sponsors also provided bloggers with samples and product to use for creating #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are my own.

The #BBQWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. There will be three winning entries that will be verified. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BBQWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize package. Participating bloggers and their immediate family members cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with social channels mentioned in the #BBQWeek posts or entry.

13 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Tangerine Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs”

  1. I know exactly how you feel! It’s like there’s hardly anything to do in the middle of spring, and then summer hits and your calendar needs a calendar to keep itself organized! 🙂 I can’t wait to make this, I bought shrimp the other day with no plans for it and now I have some.

    1. I hope you enjoy it – and that both our summers slow down so that we can enjoy the weather and our time with family and friends!

  2. I’ve never made shrimp before, but my husband’s been asking. This looks like a great recipe to start with!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating