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?
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
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!