Hawaiian Shrimp Kabobs/Skewers

If you’ve seen some of my other recipes/posts, then you know that I thoroughly enjoy (okay, love) sauces that are on the sweet-side. Don’t get me wrong, I do like to have a spicy sauce or dish every now and again, and will post some recipes soon that have some fire, in hopes to try to please everyone’s taste buds. But, if you’re like me, and enjoy “Hawaiian-type” dishes, then you’re going to absolutely love this one!


  • 1 can (6 oz) pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 medium-size green, yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 lb raw large shrimp, peeled & deveined


  1. For the sauce, combine juice, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring frequently; set aside.
  2. Preheat broiler. Cut peppers and onions into 1″ squares, then thread peppers, onions, pineapple and shrimp onto 10 metal skewers (if using bamboo, make sure to soak them for 30 minutes to avoid burning). Place kabobs in large glass baking dish and brush reserved sauce over each kabob.
  3. Spray rack of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray (or lay down a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil). Place kabobs on rack.
  4. Broil, 3-4″ from heat, for 4-5 minutes. Turn and brush with sauce.
  5. Broil another 4-5 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink & opaque (and to your desired donesness).

4 thoughts on “Hawaiian Shrimp Kabobs/Skewers

  1. How many servings does this make I wonder? It looks delicious! I’m going to cook it for my son’s b-day BBQ and I want to know how much shrimp and such I should get? I’m totally looking forward to making this. I will let you know how it turns out! 🙂

  2. Hi Amanda! I have it noted that this recipe yields 5 servings… hope that helps with how much you’ll need for your son’s birthday. Please do let me know how it turns out. I hope you (and everyone else) enjoys it!! Have fun 🙂

  3. These Hawaiian shrimp kababobs were a hit! I trippled the recipe & ended up making too much ( but that’s ok…leftovers!)The sauce was sweet, but not too sweet and all the veggies w/ the pineapple were delicious together. I added mango chunks to it as well and it all turned out great and everyone loved it! I will definately be making this again!

  4. I am so glad they were a hit and everyone loved them! Yay!!!! And I usually make too much of everything so I do end up with leftovers 🙂 Adding mango sounds like a wonderful addition. Happy you like the recipe and will be making the kabobs again!!

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