BBQ Jerk Shrimp Skewers

¡Hola from sunny Puerto Rico! We're excited to share this recipe for BBQ Jerk Shrimp Skewers by one of our customers, Jose Toro -- he's a barbecue and spice aficionado. If the weather isn't right for an outdoor grill in your area, you can also make these skewers using a grill pan or skillet indoors.
We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we have!
Prep time: 1-2 hours
Cook time: 10 minutes
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
  • 2 lb. shrimp 
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp Spicy Caribbee Jerk Sauce
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 2 sliced bell peppers
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple 
  • Wooden skewers

Follow these steps:

  1. Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl and add a few pinches of kosher salt. You won't need much salt because the jerk sauce already has salt added. 
  2. Next, add a few pinches of black pepper to the shrimp.
  3. Add the jerk sauce to the shrimp and stir so that the shrimp is fully coated in the sauce.
  4. Cover the shrimp with plastic wrap, and let it marinate in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  5. Soak the wooden skewers in water while the shrimp marinates. This will help to prevent the skewers from charring on the grill. 
  6. Place the shrimp, peppers, onions, and pineapple chunks on the skewers in the order you prefer. You can alternate the ingredients or do any combination desired - make them pretty!
  7. Keep adding ingredients on each skewer until they're full.
  8. Next, prepare the grill. If you're using a gas grill or preparing the shrimp indoors, turn the heat to medium-high. 
  9. Place the skewers over the grill. Remember, the shrimp will cook quickly. If you over cook them, they'll be gummy. 
  10. Cover the grill to prevent any flare ups.
  11. Check the skewers every 5 minutes for doneness. The shrimp should be pink on the outside and an opaque white color on the inside when it's done. The marinade will caramelize and turn a dark brown or black on the skewers.
  12. Enjoy these skewers as soon as they come off of the grill for best results.
¡Buen provecho!