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Caribbean Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple

Caribbean Grilled Shrimp and PineappleThis recipe with grilled shrimp and pineapple has an achiote pepper paste to accompany it.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup lime juice
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons achiote seeds or equal parts turmeric and paprika
2 teaspoons allspice berries
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 inch thick slices
2 onions, cut into 1/2 inch wedges
3 sprigs, fresh oregano
1 pound shrimp
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Cooking Directions:

  1. Soak the skewers in cool water for 30 minutes.
  2. Blend lime juice, garlic, achiote seeds, allspice berries, oregano, salt and peppercorns in a KitchenAid Blender until smooth.
  3. Gradually add olive oil to the mixture as the blender is running to create an emulsion.
  4. Assemble the skewers with 3 shrimp, 3 pineapple wedges, and 2 onion pieces and transfer to a shallow pan.
  5. Add three sprigs of fresh oregano to the pan of skewers once they are finished being assembled. Pour the achiote paste over the skewers evenly and marinate for 1-3 hours.
  6. Prepare a charcoal grill to high heat.
  7. Place the skewers on the grill and cook about 3 to 4 minutes a side.
  8. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.

Makes 4 servings.

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