Sizzlin’ for Summertime

I’ve been on a real shrimp kick lately.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been called “shrimp” my whole life due to my less-than-five-foot-one vertical stance? And it’s ingrained in my being to thus appreciate shrimp as a cuisine?

Maybe it’s because I didn’t care for shrimp growing up, and am trying to make up for lost time by eating as much as I can of it now?

Regardless of the reason (metaphysical or physical), I really do appreciate shrimp for all they are worth.

Honestly, all you need is a little bit of butter, garlic and lemon juice sizzling on a pan then BAM-you add the shrimp and a quick couple of minutes later you have a fabulous mouth-watering meal.

Yet, there are times in which you feel a little more inspired to whip-up a truly delicious shrimpy meal. Possibly you’ve been perusing the recipe portion of Pinterest a little too long and can no longer silence your stomach groans or you just have that hankering to treat yourself: no matter the situation, grilled jerk shrimp and pineapple skewers are always the answer.

Why? Because the only jerks I like are the seasonings. Really…who can resist a juicy jerk-style skewer? My love for food on sticks will always be abundant; however, my total admiration for shrimp and the steadfast taste bud beauty that is the pineapple really create this dish into something divine.

Another bonus: summer is steadily approaching (the first day of it being June 21st), and what better way to celebrate this sizzling season than by sizzling up some summertime-ready shrimp skewers?

So fire up that BBQ of yours and get grilling. Beautifully simple, this grilled jerk shrimp and pineapple skewer recipe is brought to you by closetcooking.com.

Printable Recipe Available Here

Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers 

Ingredients: 

1 pound (20-25 or 16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup jerk marinade (you can find the recipe to make your own here)
2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Directions:

Marinate the shrimp in half of the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.

Skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

                

 

Wine Pairing: Grab a bottle of our lightly sweet sparkler VA de VI.  The delicate Muscat notes on this bubbly will compliment the jerk spice effortlessly. A perfect sparkling wine for any type of tangy meal, due to its tiny kiss of sweetness on the finish. Shrimp and sparkling wine…always a classic pairing!

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