Spicy Garlic Lime Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 36 mins
  • Yield: About 8 skewers 1x



  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch red chili pepper flakes


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill.
  2. Make the marinade: In a large bowl or large ziplock bag, add shrimp, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder and pepper flakes. Toss until coated. Seal the bag/cover the bowl and chill for 30 minutes. While chilling, soak around 8 kabob skewers in water for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp from the marinade and shake off any excess liquid, reserving the marinade.
  4. Thread shrimp and pineapple onto skewers as desired.
  5. Place the skewers on the grill and brush with some of the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the skewers over brush on the rest of the marinade. Cover and cook another 2-3 minutes, until shrimp is pink and cooked through (no longer opaque).