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Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

by Capri Lilly

Flavorful, mouthwatering pineapple shrimp skewers are the perfect addition to your grilling festivities! Enjoy the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and savory made in minutes and perfect for a lovely summer day! 

While you’re here, why not check out these dishes that pair perfectly with these Pineapple Shrimp Skewers: Easy Avocado Crema, 5-minute Homemade Salsa, Grilled Garlic Herb Eggplant

the best pineapple shrimp skewers for grilling

Summertime is the time for us to kick back, relax, enjoy the sun, go swimming, and enjoy delicious grilled food. This summer has been quite different (for obvious reasons), but luckily we can still enjoy the simple things like spending quality time with our loved ones and eating delicious food.

Okay, serious question, am I the only one obsesseddd with grilling in the summertime?!

I just LOVE grilled food. I love the smell as the food is cooking. I love having a nice charred outside on my food and a tender, flavorful inside! I also love that you can literally grill almost anything! Haha.

I probably grill at least 3 times a week in the summertime. These Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are one of my favorites. First, pineapple and shrimp go PERFECTLY together. And second, grilled fruit is the best! These skewers are perfect for a family affair. Each person can join in to help put these skewers together, and one designated grill master can have the honors of cooking these tasty bites!


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These Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are so easy to put together! All you need is:

ingredients for pineapple shrimp skewers

1 Pound Shrimp (Raw, Peeled, and Deveined)

1 large red pepper

1 large orange pepper

3-4 Jalapeno Peppers

1/2 red onion

Of course, you’ll need to season the shrimp. I like to season my shrimp cajun style. The combination of flavors blends perfectly with the pineapple so that with each bite you get a blend of savory and sweet! 

Seasonings for the shrimp:

Smoked Paprika

Chili Powder


Garlic Powder

Italian Seasoning

Red Crushed Pepper

Red Pepper Flakes

+ 1 Lime & Olive oil

It is best to season the shrimp and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes before making the skewers. I like to prepare and marinate the shrimp first, then set it aside while I prepare the other ingredients. While the shrimp is marinating I slice the peppers and onion.

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers before cooking
Pineapple Shrimp Skewers Before Grilling

These Pineapple Shrimp Skewers can be as spicy as you want them! It is all in the peppers you choose to use. 

Jalapenos are great if you want just a hint of spicy, but if you like full-blown spicy try using serrano peppers. They are 9 times spicier than jalapenos, which means that pack an immense punch! 

What to eat with Pineapple Shrimp Skewers?

I enjoyed these Pineapple Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Rice and Grilled Garlic Herb Eggplant! 

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the best pineapple shrimp skewers for grilling
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5 from 16 votes

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Flavorful, mouthwatering pineapple shrimp skewers are the perfect addition to your grilling festivities! Enjoy the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and savory made in minutes and perfect for a lovely summer day! 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Keyword: good food baddie, grilled, grilled shrimp, kebobs, pineapple, shrimp, shrimp kebobs, skewers
Servings: 12 Skewers
Calories: 404kcal


Seasonings for Shrimp

  • 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp (raw, peeled, deveined)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil

Ingredients for the Skewers

  • Marinated Shrimp
  • 2.5 cups Pineapple, cut into cubes (about 1/2 fresh pineapple)
  • 1 Large Red Pepper, cut into cubes
  • 1 Orange Pepper, cut into cubes
  • 4 Jalapeno Peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, cut into cubes


  • Place wooden skewers in water to soak.
  • Season the shrimp with the ingredients listed above and set the shrimp aside to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • While the shrimp is marinating, slice the pineapple, peppers, and onions for the skewers.
  • Prepare the skewers by alternating the pineapple, peppers, onion, and shrimp until all are used. Place the prepped skewers on a baking sheet. Be sure to reserve any remaining marinade.
  • Preheat the grill to a medium heat. Place the skewers on the grill and brush with some of the remaining marinade Close the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip the skewers and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked and no longer opaque.

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Marta July 1, 2020 - 7:47 pm

5 stars
I love making kebabs in the summer. I love how colorful and full of flavors these were!

Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Hi Marta! I am so glad you liked it!

Renia July 1, 2020 - 11:15 pm

5 stars
These skewers look amazing. Great for the 4th!!

Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Indeed! I will definitely be making some for the holiday!

Geo Darwin July 2, 2020 - 12:08 pm

5 stars
I’ve never put jalapeños on my kebabs but the addition of them in genius! Looks delicious!

Capri Lilly July 3, 2020 - 7:48 pm

Jalapenos are perfect for adding that spicy factor! They are spicy but not too spicy!

Chenée July 2, 2020 - 3:49 pm

5 stars
These shrimp skewers are amazing! Making them on the grill was so quick and easy.

Nij July 4, 2020 - 12:06 am

5 stars
The sweet and savory of it all so good. We substituted the shrimp for tofu and thoroughly enjoyed the grilled pineapple with the heat of the jalapeños

Carita July 4, 2020 - 6:37 am

5 stars
These were perfect! Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand and was able to recreate this at home since we don’t have a grill. Use my cast iron skillet and it worked just fine! Tons of flavor and I love the combo of the sweetness from the pineapple!

Capri Lilly July 5, 2020 - 5:47 pm

Hi Carita! Using the Cast Iron is a great option! I am so happy you liked the recipe!

Mila Clarke Buckley July 4, 2020 - 5:01 pm

5 stars
I’m pretty obsessed with this recipe. Not only does it look beautiful, but it tastes great!

Capri Lilly July 5, 2020 - 5:46 pm

Hi Mila! I’m, so glad you’re obsessed with the recipe! It is one of my favorites!

Desirée Daniels July 4, 2020 - 8:49 pm

5 stars
Nope! You’re not the only one obsessed with grilling in the summer! With recipes like this it’s a no-brainer!!

Chef Mireille July 5, 2020 - 7:49 pm

5 stars
These were so good on the grill on July 4th. I love the spice from the jalapenos. They absolutely spoke to my spicy palate!

Katrina July 5, 2020 - 10:38 pm

5 stars
I can’t wait to try these skewers on the grill!!

Capri Lilly July 7, 2020 - 9:53 pm

Hi Katrina! I am excited for you! They are so good!

Jazz July 6, 2020 - 10:32 pm

5 stars
I love the jalapeno on these! Normally not a fan of jalapeno flavor but grilling them with the shrimp and other veggies mellows out the flavor while allowing the spice to shine through.

Eden July 7, 2020 - 1:20 am

5 stars
I have been loving EVERYTHING pineapple and this was the perfect app for the 4th. Everyone loved it.

Armelle Dee July 7, 2020 - 1:46 am

5 stars
I have all ingredients at home and will try this amazing skewers soon. I am sure my kids will love it. Such a tropical twist to a shrimp skewer.

Capri Lilly July 7, 2020 - 9:52 pm

Hi Armelle! I hope you enjoy!

Kaluhi July 7, 2020 - 12:45 pm

5 stars
Love the contrast that sweet spicy flavors always has!!! Def trying this soon

Erika July 8, 2020 - 3:54 am

5 stars
These came in handy for the grilling season! Love the seasoning for the shrimp plus I love just about anything with pineapple. Great recipe!

Val July 13, 2020 - 2:26 pm

5 stars
These skewers are delightful!

Capri Lilly July 13, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Thank you Val!

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