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Grilled Shrimp Appetizer Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.

Makes

10 servings

The simple combination of pineapple, onion and marinated shrimp has turned me into a fan of seafood appetizers. — Michele Tungett, Rochester, Illinois
Grilled Shrimp Appetizer Kabobs Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (8-10 ounces)
  • 10 fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch chunks

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. Reserve 1/4 cup marinade for basting. Add shrimp to remaining marinade; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  2. On each of 10 metal or soaked wooden appetizer skewers, alternately thread one shrimp, one pineapple chunk and an onion chunk. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob: 68 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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