Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

Last week I went on a little cheese-n-wine picnic by the Charles River with some friends and wanted to bring a dairy-free option that I could munch on—I don’t know where that self restraint come from, but I went with it. And not only did we luck out with a killer sunset, but these grilled pineapple basil shrimp skewers were pretty phenomenal, too.

Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

And even more exciting than how well this dish turned out is that Pumps & Iron has finally joined the 21st century—you can now easily print my recipes! I still have to go back and update the old ones, but at least moving forward they’ll all be in this neat little format. Feedback welcome!

Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 3

Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

Bite-sized pineapple basil shrimp skewers make for the perfect summertime BBQ appetizer.


  • 24 shrimp, raw, de-veined (about 1lb)
  • 1 pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder


  1. Mix together the last 6 ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Coat the shrimp in the marinade, place in a sealed ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Soak 4" wooden skewers in water while the shrimp marinates.
  4. Assemble the skewers with a shrimp, a large basil leaf and a chunk of pineapple.
  5. Grill the skewers, 2-3 minutes, then flip them over for another 1-2 minutes.

Grilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp SkewersGrilled Pineapple Basil Shrimp Skewers

Tomorrow I’m heading to a spin class at Recycle with arm series led by Sarah Fit, and if you’re in Boston you should join! Afterwards there’s even a Ripe Stuff cocktail hour (yes, you can mix some juices with alcohol, it’s delicious). Canceling out my hard work in the gym with booze is my absolute favorite pastime. 🙂



  1. Sheryl kayes says:

    I cannot wait to try this! Yummmmmmmm!

  2. Perfect summertime recipe! I love the addition of basil too. Great flavor combo 🙂

  3. That’s a neat recipe app! Have fun with SarahFit 🙂

  4. This looks delicious! Easy too. My kind of recipe. 🙂

  5. These looks delish, I love the twist from adding pineapple and your new recipe layout looks great too!

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