Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers


These savory-sweet shrimp skewers are easy to make and cook in just a few minutes. They are perfect for summer weeknights or weekend dinner parties. Prep the sauce ahead of time for an even faster dinner. I prefer to use jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), however use what you have on hand.

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings



  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh garlic

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp

  • ½ fresh pineapple, cored and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • skewers

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (Optional)


  1. Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, and ginger in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. Thread shrimp and pineapple alternately onto skewers and place on a platter.

  3. Arrange skewers on the hot grate. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until shrimp is opaque and cooked through. Turn grill to low heat and brush sauce on both sides of skewers. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds.

Cook's Notes:

Try to cut the pineapple chunks approximately the same size as the shrimp for even grilling.

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using to prevent burning.

Editor's Note:

Please note the magazine version of this recipe doubles the sauce to have some left while serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
2g Fat
32g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 654mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 84mg 419%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 392mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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