Grilled Pineapple Bacon Shrimp Kebabs


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
  • Pinch of crushed chiles
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 10 extra-large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/2 ripe pineapple, cubed
  • 2 slices bacon, blanched for 2 minutes and cut into inch-long pieces
  • 2 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Slowly add the water-cornstarch mixture and cook for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Alternate the shrimp, bacon, and pineapple on each skewer.
  5. Place the skewers on the barbecue and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or cook in a sauté pan over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Place the skewers on serving plates and top with sauce.

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