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Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

by Capri Lilly
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Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are grilled to perfection and are a flavorful, mouthwatering addition to your summer festivities. Enjoy the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and savory that’s ready in just minutes!

If you enjoy shrimp recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out our Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp or Creamy Shrimp Linguine next!

the best pineapple shrimp skewers for grilling

I grill at least 3 times a week in the summertime and these Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are definitely in the rotation! Pineapple and shrimp go PERFECTLY together. Plus, grilled fruit is the best!

These skewers are great for a fun family activity. Each person can join in to help put them together, and one designated grill master can have the honor of cooking these tasty bites! If you don’t have a grill, then make shrimp pineapple skewers in the oven for equally tasty results.

grilled shrimp skewers

Pineapple Shrimp Skewer Ingredients

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

  • 1 lb shrimp (raw, peeled, and deveined)
  • One large red pepper
  • One large orange pepper
  • 3-4 jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 red onion
ingredients for pineapple shrimp skewers

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! 

Shrimp Pineapple Skewers Marinade:

  • Smoked Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • 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 these shrimp kabobs. Prepare and marinate the shrimp first, then set it aside. While the shrimp is marinating, slice the peppers and onion.

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers before cooking
Pineapple Shrimp Skewers Before Grilling

How spicy are these Pineapple Shrimp Skewers?

These shrimp kabobs 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 Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Rice and Grilled Garlic Herb Eggplant

how to make shrimp kebobs grilled

I hope you enjoy this Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers Recipe!

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the best pineapple shrimp skewers for grilling

Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are grilled to perfection so they are a flavorful, mouthwatering addition to your summer festivities. Enjoy the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, and savory that’s ready in just minutes!
4.95 from 70 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Healthy Options
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
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.


Calories: 404kcal

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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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Kathi July 24, 2021 - 8:48 pm

Can the skewers be made up the night before?

Capri Lilly July 24, 2021 - 10:56 pm

Definitely! Just spritz with a little lime before grilling! Happy cooking!

Lorreal July 2, 2022 - 7:45 am

5 stars
These skewers are delish! This is my fav meal to grill with my friends!


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