BBQ Rubbed Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

BBQ Rubbed Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers

Summer is in full swing, and that means it's time to get creative with your grilling. This week, we’re bringing you a tropical twist on traditional BBQ with our BBQ Rubbed Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers. The sweet and smoky combination of pineapple and shrimp, enhanced by our signature BBQ rub, offers a unique and delightful flavor profile that's perfect for any summer gathering. Let's dive into the recipe!


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ rub (we suggest Sweet Heat)
  • Bamboo or metal skewers (if using bamboo, soak in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Ingredients:

Start by prepping your shrimp. If they’re not already peeled and deveined, take a few minutes to do this. Rinse them under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Cut the fresh pineapple into bite-sized chunks. Aim for pieces that are similar in size to your shrimp to ensure even grilling.

2. Season the Shrimp:

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp and olive oil, tossing to coat the shrimp evenly.

Sprinkle your BBQ rub over the shrimp, making sure each piece is well-coated.

Let them sit for about 10-15 minutes to absorb the flavors.

3. Assemble the Skewers:

Alternate threading the shrimp and pineapple chunks onto the skewers. Aim for a good mix on each skewer to balance the flavors.

4. Grill the Skewers:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are opaque and slightly charred, and the pineapple is caramelized. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough.

5. Serve and Enjoy:

Remove the skewers from the grill and let them rest for a minute or two. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.

Serve the skewers hot, alongside a light summer salad or some coconut rice for a complete meal.

Tips and Variations:

  • For Extra Flavor: Try marinating the shrimp in a mixture of lime juice, garlic, and a bit of your BBQ rub for 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Vegetable Add-Ins: Add bell peppers, red onion, or cherry tomatoes to the skewers for an extra burst of color and flavor.
  • Dipping Sauce: Serve with a side of sweet chili sauce or a homemade garlic aioli for dipping.
  • This BBQ Rubbed Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers recipe is sure to be a hit at your next cookout. The combination of sweet pineapple and smoky shrimp, elevated by our signature BBQ rub, creates a dish that’s both simple and spectacular. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for more delicious recipes and grilling tips in our next newsletter. Happy grilling!

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