Teriyaki Shrimp Kabobs

Delicious and simple grilled shrimp kabobs with a homemade teriyaki marinade.MORE+LESS-

Updated January 10, 2018


pound large shrimp, cleaned



inch fresh ginger, grated

frozen teriyaki vegetables, for side

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    Stir together teriyaki ingredients well. If you don't want any chunks in your sauce, pulse it in a food processor until mostly smooth. You can also cook it down some in a medium saucepan if you want a thicker sauce.

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    Clean shrimp well and devein if necessary. Then add shrimp to marinade and let sit for 10 minutes. Be sure to pour off some of the marinade for a sauce if you want to use it later.

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    Preheat grill to high heat and skewer shrimp on 4 skewers for kabobs.

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    Add skewers to grill and cook over high heat for 3 minutes. Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Brush the shrimp with the marinade as they cook.

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    Serve shrimp immediately with rice and steamed veggies.

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More About This Recipe

  • We bet you didn’t know that making a completely from-scratch teriyaki sauce was this easy! It’s true, with just a few ingredients, you can make your own teriyaki sauce. Make it for these shrimp kabobs and we guarantee you’ll find endless recipes to use it with, like chicken or beef.This sauce is the key to all of your summer grilling, especially when you’re making any type of kabobs. If you didn’t buy already-deveined shrimp, learn how to devein shrimp with our how-to guide.

Recipe Summary

  • 8 skewers
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 32 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans pineapple chunks (such as Dole®), drained
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons shredded coconut

Place skewers in a baking dish or tray and cover with water. Soak for 2 hours.

Combine teriyaki sauce, oil, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and red chile flakes in a large bowl. Add shrimp and marinate for 1 hour.

Thread 4 shrimp, pineapple, and bell pepper onto each skewer in an alternating pattern.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

Grill skewers until shrimp are opaque throughout and vegetables are tender, basting with hoisin sauce, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve with coconut sprinkled on top.

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kebobs

Summer grilling weather is here. And with that comes lots of get togethers with friends and family. What is the best part of getting together in the summer? Grilling out and lots of yummy food. And the cold drinks. White Sangria anyone?

It doesn’t have to be stressful either. Throwing a summer barbecue should be easy and fun for everyone, including you! Today we are talking entertaining and tips to make your summer get together a success!

I love entertaining in the summer, because the food is just easy. Most of the work is done on the grill, so not a lot of clean up. The more work you can do ahead of time, the less work when your guests are there. If you are grilling burgers shape the patties ahead of time and have them waiting in the fridge.

For these Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kebabs I put the shrimp and pineapple on the skewers early in the day. Then I used Glad Press‘n Seal to cover the shrimp and let it sit in the fridge all day, so they were still fresh when it was time to grill. Shrimp dinner recipes are my favorite – they cook quickly and my whole family loves them.

When planning a get together in the summer, I like to stick to the basics. Plan a main dish like grilled shrimp, and then a couple quick and easy sides. Homemade salsa is great to have out for people to snack on. And then something like Southwestern Corn Salad or Pasta Salad goes with just about everything, and can be made ahead.

When it is time to eat, you just have to take stuff out of the fridge and serve. Summer entertaining is meant to be fun and relaxing. So having a few go to recipes is a great idea. Then you can have friends over at a moments notice! And grilled shrimp cooks in about 5 minutes, so it can’t get any easier.

Do you grill on charcoal or gas? I am lucky that I can use both, depending on what I am cooking. For a reliable and great summer barbecue I always use Kingsford Charcoal Original. It is ready in 15 minutes, so you aren’t waiting around forever wondering when it is time to start grilling. Plus it burns for a long time. I love it in our smoker when making Tri-Tip or brisket, because I don’t have to mess with it.

So convenient that I can pick up everything I need to host the perfect summer barbecue at Walmart. No running around town to find everything. The grilled teriyaki shrimp kebabs grill up in just minutes, so you can be hanging out with your friends and enjoying the summer weather! No stress or pressure with this summer party.

Grilled Shrimp recipes are great for summer. You can make them in minutes, and flavor them just about any way you want. This teriyaki shrimp is great with the pineapple. Teriyaki chicken is kind of staple, so why not a version with shrimp. You can add other veggies, like maybe bell peppers to your kebabs if you want. I served with rice which was great for any of the leftover sauce.

Plus anything on skewers is just more fun. Chicken skewers are some of our favorite, and I am definitely going to have to try it in with grilled shrimp too. So this summer think outside of the box and try these teriyaki shrimp kebabs for dinner. They are ready so fast, great for busy nights.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #dinnersdishes so I can see all the wonderful DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS recipes YOU make!

Shrimp Teriyaki Skewers Recipe with Vegetables

Previously our chicken teriyaki skewers with Pineapple and our chipotle Shrimp skewers were so popular, we realized we wanted to test our a teriyaki shrimp recipe on skewers too. And boy, we&rsquore so glad we did. The teriyaki sauce on the shrimp is fantastic, especially when it&rsquos cooked to a nice crisp and char on the grill. If you&rsquore a seafood lover and looking for a great Summer shrimp recipe to cook on the grill or bbq, this shrimp teriyaki skewers recipe is it! The sweet pineapple and veggies cooked in the teriyaki sauce is great, combined with the smoky char of the wonderful shrimp teriyaki skewers. Sometimes grilling isn&rsquot always just about red meat and grilling shrimp kebabs is a ways to celebrate seafood on the grill! Add a few of these skewers to some rice, on top of a green salad or with a side of potato salad or coleslaw.

Watch this Delicious Shrimp Teriyaki Skewers Recipe:

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Stainless Steel Kebab Skewers: Our skewer go-to. No more soaking to keep the skewers from burning. The flat edge makes flipping easy.

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Oklahoma Joe&rsquos Reverse Flow Offset Smoker &ndash
Love this offset smoker. Solid construction. Isn&rsquot perfect, but with a couple easy modifications it will smoke as well as the $1k + smokers. Can use the main chamber also as a regular charcoal grill. Love using it as a regular grill using lump charcoal or briquettes. Huge cooking surface.

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This recipe was originally published in 2018 and re-published in 2020 with updated photos.

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs

Right now as you’re reading this, I’m either drowning in boxes, throwing bubble wrap everywhere, or eating ice cream.

I got the keys to my new apartment last week, so I’ve been driving back and forth moving my stuff carload by carload. Making sure I’m there for utility appointments (a 4 hour window you say? Why no, I’m not doing anything important with my time. What’s that? You have to come back another day because you got called to an emergency? Sure. I’ll take off work again). Next week is when the movers will transfer my furniture and will finally be at my new place for good.

Then of course comes the cleaning and unpacking. I hope this place is everything and more because I never want to deal with moving again.

I’m mostly excited for the new kitchen. It has at least three times the counter space and six more outlets than my old one. It’ll also have a giant window! My friend joked it was both funny and sad I’m this excited over basic necessities in the kitchen. I still don’t know how I survived with three tiny counters and only one outlet when my job literally depends on it.

One downside is I will no longer have a balcony. Not a huge loss since I rarely sat outside anyway, but it was handy when I wanted to use my tabletop grill. With Labor Day coming up and summer ending soon, I wanted to do one last hurrah on my grill before packing it all up.

Shrimp is my favorite protein, so I thought about what would pair well with it. Soon my mind started wandering towards Asian flavors. When I worked at the mall in high school, I loved walking around the food court getting free samples of chicken teriyaki. Of course when I actually ordered there on my break, I went for the shrimp. I can never say no to shrimp.

That was the inspiration behind these Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Teriyaki Kabobs. Plus the shrimp grill up fairly quickly, so that’s always a bonus. I mean, who’s ever said no to making a quick and easy meal?

I first discovered the pineapple teriyaki sauce from the Bountiful cookbook. The pineapple adds a nice sweetness to the soy sauce. Plus since you’re buying a whole pineapple anyway, you can grill up the remaining pineapple.

Also why does eating too much pineapple make your tongue numb? Actually I do know the answer – it has special enzymes that breaks down the protein in your tongue (yikes). It’s so annoying. If I could eat an entire pineapple in one sitting without losing feeling in my mouth, I would.

And if you’re grill-less like I will be next week, you can easily broil these skewers in your oven. Alternatively you can bake them for about 5-10 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through.

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