This Polynesian Shrimp is quick and versatile.
Try this tasty twist on shrimp skewers. You’ll have the crew begging for more! If you’re in the mood for a similar style of cooking, try this Asian Fusion menu.
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. grated ginger or ½ tsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar or white vinegar
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 ½ lbs. large shrimp, deveined and shelled
2 sweet peppers, cut into chunks
1 pineapple, cored, skinned and cubed
Not a shrimp fan? The marinade in the Polynesian Shrimp recipe would work just as well on a neutral fish like cod or tilapia.
Mix the first 7 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat off and let cool. Place cleaned shrimp in a large, shallow bowl and pour in half of the cooled marinade. Refrigerate for 2-5 hours. Reserve the remaining marinade for basting.
When ready to cook, heat grill to high, remove shrimp from marinade and make skewers (ideally metal) alternating shrimp, pepper and pineapple. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, basting with the reserved marinade.
By Lori Ross, Southern Boating July 2019