Caribbean Shrimp Skewers

Zip off to the Caribbean with the tropical flavors of jerk spices, shrimp and pineapple! These easy skewers are perfect for a picnic, party[ or an anytime snack. Two of these satisfying skewers are less than 100 calories.]

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 jumbo shrimp, tail on and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • One 8-ounce can pineapple chunks in pineapple juice, drained
  • 16 fresh mint leaves
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: eight 6-inch wood skewers

  • Combine the allspice, thyme, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, cayenne, black pepper and salt in a bowl. Add the shrimp and toss thoroughly.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a small nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single, uncrowded layer and cook until no longer translucent in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the skillet. Add the pineapple and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Turn and cook until again lightly browned on the underside, 1 minute more. Remove from the heat.

  • Thread each skewer in the following order: mint leaf, pineapple chunk, shrimp, pineapple chunk and mint leaf. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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