When the weather starts to warm up David and I live and eat outside much as we can. One of our favorite wedding gifts was our gas BBQ from my dad. We use it almost everyday during the warm weather to enjoy the comfort of our little backyard and to keep our house cool inside. It’s also a really healthy way to cook your meals because you use less oil and butter during the cooking process.
Skewers are one of our favorite things to make! They are so fun and easy. We usually like to make them after a trip to our local farmers market. For these skewers, we used green bell pepper, yellow onion, zucchini, pineapple, and shrimp! Then we drizzled them with a soyaki marinade and grilled those bad boys. Presto, a fresh fun healthy meal that all your BBQ participants will love.
Soyaki Shrimp Skewers
Makes 8 Skewers
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10-15 mins
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 zucchini
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 cups of pineapple chunks
- 15-20 medium sized shrimp; peeled and deveined
- 1 cup of Soyaki Marinade (or your favorite Asian marinade)
Get out a large cutting board and start by slicing your bell pepper into 1 inch by 2 inch pieces. Grab the zucchini and cut them in half and then slice the halves into 1 inch pieces. Next, cut your onion in half and then quarter it, so that you have 4 sections of onion pieces.
I like to arrange all of my cut vegetables and fruit on a cutting board, so that when I start to assemble my skewers everything is set up nicely. Like your own mini assembly line.
Go outside and turn you BBQ onto medium heat and close the lid. We want the grill nice and hot when we are ready to put our skewers on it.
Now the fun begins! Take your skewer and start sliding on your vegetables, shrimp, and pineapple. I do this at random, there is no right or wrong order 🙂
Once you are finished, take your colorful skewers outside along with a bowl of the Soyaki marinade and a brush.
Place the skewers on the hot grill and start brushing on that marinade. You will have to do this 2-3 more times while cooking. Make sure to rotate the skewers so that each side gets its turn on the grill.
Cook the skewers until the shrimp turns pink and your vegetables are cooked to your preference. This took us about 10-15 minutes.
When your skewers are finished cooking, take them off the grill and serve them while they are hot!
These skewers are delicious by themselves, but they also go great with a side of brown rice or you can put them between a yummy Hawaiian roll to make a slider.