Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers

I love coming up with fun recipes for seafood--especially shrimp. Since seafood is so versatile, it can be paired with a myriad of flavors. I came up with this next recipe for those who love those sweet and tangy combinations like I do. This recipe is so quick and easy and is perfect as an appetizer,snack, side dish, or addition to any barbecue.

-1 lb. cleaned and deveined shrimp (fresh is best, but frozen works just fine)
-1 can pineapple chunks
-3 to 4 tbs. honey
-1 tsp. red pepper flakes (Use more if you want it spicy and less if you like mild heat)

*Preheat your oven to 375°
*Mix red pepper flakes and honey in a bowl.
*Remove tails from shrimp.
*Alternate threading one shrimp and one pineapple chunk onto skewers. (I recommending presoaking your skewers overnight before using them in the oven as they may set off your fire alarm.)
*Apply honey and red pepper flakes mixture to both sides of skewers with a basting brush.
*Place skewers on a tray with raised edges so that the base of the tray does not actually touch the food, but instead catches any drippings.
*Place tray with skewers in the oven for 10 minutes.
*After 10 minutes, turn over each skewer and baste one more time.
*Put skewers back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
*Serve hot or cold.

Enjoy! :)