Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

Shrimp Kabobs Pineapple Recipe: Sweet shrimp and pineapple are put in a marinade and tossed on the grill to create these amazing Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs! This SIX Ingredient dinner is healthy, easy and perfect for summer.  Plus it’s gluten-free friendly, low carb, and low fat. 

Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs on plate with pineapple in the background.

Hi friends!

When I started Running in a Skirt, I never could have imagined how big a role food and recipes would end up becoming on my site like this Shrimp Kabobs Pineapple recipe, which happens to be one of the most popular recipes every summer.  I’ve always loved to eat, but my cooking skills came a little later in life. In fact, once in my twenties, I burned water.  Yes, it can be done and this girl did it.

Sometimes I can’t believe how far I’ve come.  But with food like these Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs in front of me, the picture becomes clear.  I’ve really loved creating recipes like this and especially love taking pretty pictures of the food.  There is something so organic in thinking about a recipe, creating it from scratch, and serving it to my family.  There is a joy and satisfaction in it that’s hard to explain.

I feel lucky to be able to share these tasty recipes with you.

Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs with a closeup of the shrimp.

Why you’ll love this Shrimp Kabobs Pineapple Recipe…

This Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs Recipe is summer cooking at it’s finest.  The entire dish is made with only SIX ingredients which include an easy to make the marinade.

The flavors of the sweet, salty shrimp combine perfectly with the tropical pineapple.  If you are needing a virtual trip to the islands or Hawaii through food… this is it.

Overhead shot of finished Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

Ingredients in these Shimp and Pineapple Kabobs

These Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs could not be easier.  They are made with simple ingredients that are easy to find.  This includes the marinade for shrimp kabob recipes.

  • Shrimp: Large shrimp works best for shrimp skewers.
  • Pineapple: Use fresh pineapple! To save time you could buy the pre-cut kind in the produce section.
  • Soy Sauce: I always pick a low sodium kind.  If you are trying to make this gluten-free make sure to pick a gluten-free soy sauce.
  • Honey: Honey adds a lovely touch of sweetness.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Balsamic Vinegar ads richness and balances out the sweetness of the honey.
  • Garlic: Because all shrimp needs garlic. 🙂

Unless you live to close the ocean and have great access to fresh seafood, I recommend buying frozen seafood and thawing it when you are ready to cook it.  I always have a bag of quality frozen shrimp in my freezer for dinners like this one.


Closeup of shrimp.

How to make shrimp kabobs with pineapple?

You can’t find a simpler shisha kabobs recipe to try.  Fire up the BBQ and let’s get ready to make these shrimp!

  1. Thaw your shrimp and pat them dry.
  2. Use a cutting board to layout your shrimp and pineapple in the order you are going to put them on the kabobs.
  3. Skewer the shrimp and pineapple.
  4. Carefully put the skewers in a zip lock bag with all the ingredients for the marinade.  Allow marinating in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Grill on medium and cook for 5-8 minutes, flipping once.


What’s the Grill Temperature for Shrimp Kabobs?

If you are wondering what’s the grill temperature for shrimp kabobs… I suggest medium to medium-high heat.  That’s about 400 degrees.


How to make shrimp kabobs.

Pro Tips for Making Shrimp & Pineapple Kabobs

  • If you are using wooden skewers or kabobs soak them in water for at least 30 minutes keep them from burning on the grill.
  • Cook your shrimp for just a few minutes on each side.  They are done with they start to turn pink and curl.  Don’t overcook the shrimp.
  • Cold Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple? YES… these can be served hot or cold!


Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs on the grill.

How To Cook Shrimp Kabobs in the Oven

If an outdoor grill is not an option for you or you don’t want to mess with it, these can also be cooked in the oven.  Here’s how to do it.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Bake for 3-4 minutes on each side just until the shrimp turn pink and start to curl.


What to Serve with Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs?

This Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs recipe can be a simple appetizer or an entire meal.  If you are eating them as a meal try this:

Overhead shot with grilled pineapple.

This delicious Shrimp and Pineapple kabobs recipe has me reflecting on how far I’ve come and how much I love this blog. I may not ever have envisioned this life or planned for it.  But it is pretty darn awesome.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

And oh yeah, please try these Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs.  They are absolutely totally amazing.  The hubs already requested I make them again 🙂


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Shrimp Pineapple Kabobs

Julie Wunder
Sweet shrimp and pineapple are marinated to create these amazing Shrimp and Pineapple Kabobs!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6 skewers
Calories 61 kcal


  • 18 large shrimp, peeled & deveined (21-30 count or larger)
  • 12 fresh pineapple pieces, cut 1 inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes


  • Lay out the shrimp and pineapple on a cutting board.
  • Thread the pineapple and shrimp on the skewers.
  • In a large and strong zipper plastic bag, mix the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey and pepper.
  • Add the skewers into the bag, careful not to puncture the bag. Mix the marinade around the pineapple and shrimp.
  • Allow the bag to marinate in the fridge 10 minutes. Don't leave it longer because it can break down the shrimp.
  • When ready to cook, heat the grill to medium heat.
  • Remove the kabobs from the bag and grill for 5-8 minutes or until shrimp start to curl and turn pink. Flip once. Do not overcook!


I used tail-on shrimp for pretty pictures, but feel free to remove your tails for easy eating.
You may need to double bag the kabobs to prevent the skewers from poking through the bag.
This served two hungry adults with additional sides.  It's 183 calories for three skewers and 61 calories a skewer.
This recipe also works great as an appetizer and even served cold.
To make this gluten-free use a gluten-free soy sauce.


Serving: 6gCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 32IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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By | 2020-08-07T09:28:53-04:00 April 29th, 2020|Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Pescatarian Meals|64 Comments


  1. Amy Gorin October 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Even though fall is in the air, I could eat grilled pineapple anytime of year!

  2. Erin @ Vitality Vixens October 6, 2020 at 10:58 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love grilled pineapple & grilled shrimp, but have never had them as a kabob! Yum! Thanks for sharing

  3. Deborah Brooks October 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    My husband really loved this recipe! We will be making it again soon

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  6. Stephanie July 27, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Making this tonight, but wanted to point out that soy sauce is generally made with wheat, soybeans, salt and water (and therefore not gluten free). There are some gluten free varieties, but you might want to note this in the ingredients list if claiming the recipe is gluten free. I think most folks suffering from Celiac or gluten sensitivity would know, but just thought I would mention it.

    • JulieWunder July 27, 2020 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Yes! My mistake for the oversight. I made some notes of that in the recipe. Thank you.

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  12. Angela Campos April 30, 2020 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    What a simple, yet delicious combo! I love pineapple and I can’t wait to make these delicious 5 star kabobs again!!!

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  14. Natalie April 30, 2020 at 10:44 am - Reply

    5 stars
    What a lovely recipe. Sounds so delicious and light, so easy to make. I must give this a try. I love flavor combo.

  15. Rachel April 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Second shrimp kabob recipe I’ve seen today! Must be a sign!! YUM!

  16. Deborah Brooks April 29, 2020 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Grilled pineapple is so good! We love to make our shrimp this way as well. Looks fantastic

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  22. carrie February 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    it’s too cold to grill lol if i were to bake these, how long and what temp do you think would be best??

    • JulieWunder February 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      You could do 400 for 4-6 minutes or until the shrimp just start to turn pink and curl. I’d keep the light on and keep an eye on them. Enjoy!

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    How long do you cook them on the grill and at what temperature?

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  27. Julie April 24, 2016 at 7:37 am - Reply

    These look delicious! What side dishes did you make to go with it?

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  29. Ash- March 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    the Honey doesnt say how much you should put in, there is no measurement. did you use Tablespoon? or cup?

    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

      It’s a 1/4 cup. Thanks for letting me know about the issue. I hope you enjoy them- they are so good!

  30. Bob February 22, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Found this on Pinterest and going to try it this week. Hint: Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut the point off of the skewers after skewering the kabobs and you won’t have to worry about them poking through the bag.

    • JulieWunder February 28, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

      That is a great idea! Big duh moment on my part. 🙂

      • Dana May 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

        Is there a reason you can’t marinate the shrimp/pineapple before skewering them?

        • JulieWunder May 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

          Nope! I just thought it was easier to skewer them before they were in the sticky marinate! And then they are ready to go on the grill faster. 🙂 You can do it the other way though.

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  32. Miz Helen August 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    A great combination for your awesome Kabob! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • JulieWunder August 17, 2015 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Miz Helen! I always appreciate your comments and support.

  33. Carlee August 12, 2015 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Oh yum! These look amazing!

  34. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes August 10, 2015 at 1:11 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! Shrimp and pineapple two of my favorite foods and I think the boys would even love them! Too bad I don’t have a grill :/

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm - Reply

      Doh! Mr. Cupcake needs to take care of that! Or is it an urban living issue? You could totally George Forman these 🙂

  35. Nicole @ Fitful Focus August 6, 2015 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    This sounds like such a good combo! I have yet to grill fruit this summer, and I need to get on that!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Oh man!!! Yes you need too!! One of my favorite parts of the season.

  36. Jess @hellotofit August 6, 2015 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    And now I am really craving some shrimp ;). Looks delicious, Julie! So cool that you’ve been blogging for three years. Looks like you’re on a good path!

  37. Jamie August 6, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Great recipe. My mom will love this!

  38. Emilie August 6, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    YUM. These look so good! I love your recipe posts. Shrimp and pineapple are perfect together. Thank you for sharing!

  39. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 6, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Two of my favorite foods! I am totally going to have my dad grill these for dinner one night next week.

  40. I don’t eat shrimp but my kids would love these!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Even just the marinated pineapple is kind of awesome 🙂

  41. Debbie Ross August 6, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this yummy recipe, Julie. It sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for all the great recipes and uplifting posts you provide.

  42. Susie @ SuzLyfe August 6, 2015 at 7:31 am - Reply

    I’m so glad that you are doing something that you love. And I happen to love both grilled shrimp and grilled pineapple, so love for all!

  43. Heather @Fit n Cookies August 6, 2015 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I love shrimp. It’s one of my favorite seafoods so these are for sure high on my list to make! I’m not a pineapple fan but I can just ignore that part 😉 Hope you have a great day, Julie!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      haha! The marinade the shrimp alone would be tasty too!

  44. Blane Sherer August 6, 2015 at 5:28 am - Reply

    It certainly makes sense that you would be reflective just after your one year anniversary of leaving WLOS. I have enjoyed watching you grow in your skills with your recipes and presentation. You do a great job of expressing how much you are loving what you are doing without it coming across that you are trying to do that. Your blog is so naturally you. You are doing AWESOME !!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words!

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