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Caribbean-Style Grilled Shrimp And Pineapple

This recipe of Caribbean-style grilled shrimp and pineapple is an absolute treat for those warm summer evenings.

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp achiote seeds or equal parts turmeric and paprika
  • 2 tsp allspice berries
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 in. thick slices
  • 2 onions, cut into 1/2 in. wedges
  • 3 sprigs, fresh Oregano
  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Skewers

How to Make Caribbean-Style Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple:

  1. Soak the skewers in cool water for 30 minutes.Blend lime juice, garlic, achiote seeds, allspice berries, oregano, salt and peppercorns in a KitchenAid Blender until smooth.
  2. Gradually add olive oil to the mixture as the blender is running to create an emulsion. Assemble the skewers with 3 shrimp, 3 pineapple wedges, and 2 onion pieces and transfer to a shallow pan.
  3. Add three sprigs of fresh oregano to the pan of skewers once they are finished being assembled. Pour the achiote paste over the skewers evenly and marinate for 1-3 hours.
  4. Prepare a charcoal grill to high heat.Place the skewers on the grill and cook about 3-4 minutes a side.Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Recipe adapted from food.tv

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