Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Dip

By Rena |

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are sunshine on a stick! These seafood kabobs are slightly spicy, sweet, savory, and utterly delicious. Easy to make with a creamy, homemade coconut dip they are perfect for BBQs and summer parties.

top view of grille shrimp skewers on a blue plate

These Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers come together quickly and combine salty, sweet, and spicy flavors for the most satisfying kabobs ever. Vibrantly sweet pineapples marry up with succulent lime shrimp for a match made in heaven. But that’s not all, you can dip these skewers in the most creamy, dreamy coconut sauce – it’s made for summer!

Also, if you’re looking for other delicious shrimp recipes, why not also try my Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet or my Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti!

why you’ll love these grilled shrimp skewers

  • Zesty shrimp. Plump shrimp, coated in fresh lime juice and some garlic salt, simple and delicious.
  • An easy shrimp recipe. This recipe comes together in 15 mins with only a handful of ingredients.
  • A delicious coconut sauce. This creamy sauce is the perfect complement to the zesty shrimp, made with coconut yogurt and sriracha, it’s easy to make and adds a zingy cooling twist to the shrimp.

close up grilled shrimp

ingredients you’ll need

  • Shrimp: Peeled and deveined.
  • Pineapple
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • Lime Juice
  • Parsley

For the coconut sauce

  • Coconut Yogurt
  • Sriracha Sauce
  • Lime Juice

 

ingredients for Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

how to make these Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Dip

  • First, make the coconut sauce – Add the coconut yogurt, together with sriracha sauce and lime juice to a small bowl, whisk well.
  • Make the skewers – Coat the shrimp in lime juice and a season with garlic salt, then thread the shrimp and pineapple on the skewers.
  • Grill – Place the skewers over the grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side
  • Finally, garnish serve with coconut sauce, enjoy!

 

shrimp and pineapple skewers before grilling

top view grilled shrimp on blue plate

recipe notes and tips

  • To save time, buy tail-on shrimp that are already peeled and deveined.
  • Use raw shrimp, pre-cooked shrimp will turn rubbery and tough when cooked again.
  • Refrigerate the coconut sauce until ready to use.
  • Before using them, soak the skewers in water for 10 to 20 mins to avoid burning. Or you can invest in some metal skewers.
  • Use a preheated grill.
  • You can use an outdoor grill, grill pan, or broiler to make these shrimp skewers.
  • You don’t have to keep the tails on the shrimp, but it does make for a nice presentation!
  • Brush the grill with some oil before cooking the shrimp, this allows you to flip the shrimp without tearing.
  • Don’t overcook the shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly, you only need 2-3 mins per side. You know they’re done when the shrimps turn pink and opaque
  • Garnish the shrimp with parsley or try some basil.

grille shrimp on blue plate with coconut yogurt dip

faq’s

can I use frozen shrimp?

You can use frozen shrimp if that’s what you have but fresh shrimp are always best. If using frozen,  be sure to fully defrost them before grilling. Ideally, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator in a sieve so the water drains out from them. Furthermore, you can place the shrimp in the sink in a bowl and run them under cold water to help them thaw when you are pressed for time.

what’s the best shrimp for skewers?

Go for the largest shrimp you can find!  Shrimp are usually labeled based on their size count, or the number of shrimp you get per pound. Shrimp that are 16-20 per pound is great. Alternatively, you can of course go smaller and the recipe will still taste awesome.

can I make these grilled shrimp skewers ahead of time?

Cooked shrimp can be stored safely in the fridge safely for up to 3 days, but I recommend you serve these as soon as they are cooked, to get the best taste and texture.

shrimp skewers on blue plate

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top view grilled shrimp on blue plate

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp skewers with Coconut Dip

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are sunshine on a stick! These seafood kabobs are slightly spicy, sweet, savory, and utterly delicious. Easy to make with a creamy, homemade coconut dip they are perfect for BBQs and summer parties.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
soak: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

For the coconut sauce:

  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce or to taste
  • 1 tsp lime juice

For the grilled shrimp:

  • 1 pound 20-25 or 16-20 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 slices pineapple cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • Optional: chopped curly parsley to garnish

Instructions

To make the coconut sauce:

  • Add the coconut yogurt, together with sriracha sauce and lime juice to a small bowl;
  • whisk well and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make the skewers:

  • Soak the skewers in water for 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Alternately thread shrimps and pineapple slices onto the skewers.
  • To cook the shrimp skewers:
  • Brush the grill grate with some oil and preheat at high for 5 minutes.
  • Place the skewers over the grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side.
  • Once done, place on a serving plate and serve with the coconut sauce.

Notes

  • To save time, buy tail-on shrimp that are already peeled and deveined.
  • Use raw shrimp, pre-cooked shrimp will turn rubbery and tough when cooked again.
  • Refrigerate the coconut sauce until ready to use.
  • Before using them, soak the skewers in water for 10 to 20 mins to avoid burning. Or you can invest in some metal skewers.
  • Use a preheated grill.
  • You can use an outdoor grill, grill pan, or broiler to make these shrimp skewers.
  • You don't have to keep the tails on the shrimp, but it does make for a nice presentation!
  • Brush the grill with some oil before cooking the shrimp, this allows you to flip the shrimp without tearing.
  • Don't overcook the shrimp. Shrimp cook quickly, you only need 2-3 mins per side. You know they're done when the shrimps turn pink and opaque
  • Garnish the shrimp with parsley or try some basil.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 288mg | Sodium: 1220mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 3mg
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