Savory-Sweet Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Recipe By: France C
“These savory-sweet shrimp skewers are easy to make and cook in just a few minutes. They are perfect for summer weeknights or weekend dinner parties. Prep the sauce ahead of time for an even faster dinner. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp (21-25 per pound), however use what you have on hand.”

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • skewers
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread shrimp and pineapple alternately onto skewers and place on a platter.
  3. Arrange skewers on the hot grate. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Turn grill to low heat and brush sauce on both sides of skewers. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.