How fun are these grilled Hawaiian kabobs?! You can’t go wrong with a bacon, shrimp and pineapple combination. All topped off with tangy barbecue sauce. YUM! An easy grill recipe for summer.
These Hawaiian Shrimp Kabob are made with bacon-wrapped shrimp, juicy pineapple chunks, and sweet vidalia onion, grilled to perfecting and then brushed tangy barbecue sauce.
You can serve these as an appetizer or as the main dish. Great for parties or as a weeknight dinner. An easy yet refreshingly different grill recipe for summer.
★ Why You'll Love this Recipe ★
The vibrant colors of these kabobs and enticing aroma will transport you to a tropical paradise!
You'll love how the ingredients layer together. They almost look like Hawaiian totem poles!
★ How to Make these Kabobs ★
These are grilled kabobs easy to make if you just follow the steps in the recipe listed below.
Here's a quick overview of what's involved:
- Soak the skewers.
- Par-grill the bacon.
- Chop onion.
- Wrap shrimp in bacon,
- Assemble pineapple, bacon-wrapped shrimp, onion and tomatoes skewers.
- Brush with barbecue before serving.
That's it! Pretty simple.
★ Tips & FAQs ★
How to eat a kabob for maximum flavor.
I'm weird about my bites. Each bite needs to have all the flavors of the dish present. So when I eat these or any kabobs, I try to get a little of ALL the ingredients in one bite. It's doable. I might look like a weirdo with a big mouth full of food doing it, but eh, I think it's worth it.
While I'm looking like a big-cheeked weirdo, what's happening inside is the grilled grapes are exploding and blending with the pineapple so nicely while shrimp and sweet onion add nice texture and flavor and bacon comes through with the salty goodness you know and love.
Worth looking like a goofball? Yeah. Def.
Can you tell I'm really feeling these kebabs? We pretty much had a moment right there. But you're going to see what I mean. Just you wait.
How do you stop skewers from burning?
You may have noticed something about that wooden or bamboo skewers—they burn.
What you need to do is soak the kebab skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before loading them up. This helps prevent them from splintering or burning when loaded with food and placed on the grill to cook.
What you'll need to make these Hawaiian kebabs:
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Pair these Hawaiian kabobs with a tropical brew
These Hawaiian kabobs go really well with a Corona and a lime!
You can also get fancy and try serving these with a Pineapple Tequilla sunrise.
Or if a mocktail is more you style, try this delicious and refreshing Spicy Jalapeño Mule Mocktail.
Can't wait for you to try them. Let me know what you think. Are you feeling the Hawaiian vibes?
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Hawaiian Shrimp Kabob
- 5 slices bacon
- 1-2 pineapple rings (canned or fresh)
- 8 grape tomatoes
- 12 raw shrimp
- ¼ sweet vidalia onion
barbecue sauceto taste
- Soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes ahead of time (if you don't they'll likely burn).
- Grill bacon at 400˚ for about 5-7 minutes using the gill pan. Bacon should be cooked but not crispy.
- Remove bacon and set aside. Do not clean bacon grease from grill pan.
- Cut pineapple rings into 8 pieces.
- Cut onion into chunks, two layers thick.
- Peel shrimp and wrap in bacon.
- Skewer ingredients, alternating. See photos!
- Place kabobs on greased grill pan and grill over medium heat until shrimp is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Brush with barbecue sauce and serve hot.