It’s officially grilling season and these Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Skewers are READY! Now I don’t know if it’s technically the official grilling season yet but when it’s May, in the 70s and sunny… it’s grilling season in our house! Well outside of the house. Anyways, we are SO pumped for this summer. We just bought a new outdoor sectional couch and a wonderful and beautiful fire pit for our backyard that I am so excited to start breaking in. Living in southern california we love to try and enjoy the beautiful weather whenever we can because being in the sun physically makes my heart and soul happier.
Just last week it was sunny and Matt and I were both on the couch while ruth was napping and I said, I think we need to go enjoy the sunshine and play a game. And of course Matt was down, so we played bananagrams in the sun. Yes, Ruth woke up about 20 minutes later and we had to stop but STILL! 20 minutes of sun filled my soul up and made me super happy. So go outside, grill some Pineapple BBQ Shrimp skewers and enjoy your life people!!
Nutrition for Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Skewers:
1 cup of pineapple contains approximately: 82 calories, < 1 gram of protein, 0 fat and 21.6 g of carbohydrate and stunningly provides 131% of the RDI for Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Since Vitamin C takes the cake on potency let’s review some history on this vitamin. Before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, many men on their long journeys at sea presented with Scurvy (severe weakness and body function decline) which is caused by a Vitamin C deficiency. Their diets mainly consisted of canned meats and grains since holding fresh foods and produce could not be sustained during a 3 month voyage; causing a lack of many nutrients including Vitamin C. In addition to scurvy, a lack of Vitamin C will also negatively affect the immune system, absorption of iron and metabolism of cholesterol. Vitamin C actually assists the body in producing collagen, an important component in connective tissues, hence the body weakening that comes with Scurvy when there is not enough consumed. On average it is essential for adults to consume 100 mg / day to prevent this deficiency. Does this information make you want to eat these Pineapple BBQ Shrimp Skewers? Even if it doesn’t, you gotta try this recipe! So fresh and so perfect for summer!!
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Pineapple BBQ Shrimp
- 24 peeled & deveined jumbo shrimp
- ½ cup bbq sauce (i like sugar free brands like primal kitchen)
- 2 cups of chopped pineapple
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- In a large bowl combine shrimp and bbq sauce and toss to coat.
- Take 8 skewers and and line them with 3 shrimp, 3 pieces of chopped pineapple and 3 cherry tomatoes, in any order you like.
- Turn your grill on high and cook skewers for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp is pink and opaque.