Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp
I have been seeing something called "banging shrimp" or "bang-bang shrimp" on pinterest which is essentially grilled shrimp coated in a mixture of sweet chili sauce and mayonnaise and it looked so good that I pinned it to try later. As I was thinking about making it I had an idea, why not swap out the mayonnaise for coconut cream which would be just as creamy as the mayo and add a tropical vibe to the shrimp! With the tropical theme going I could not resist adding some pineapple to the mix, since they go so well together, and I did so by making a pineapple sweet chili sauce. So the final recipe ended up being grilled shrimp coated in a mixture of coconut cream and pineapple sweet chili sauce and it is absolutely divine! Coconut and pineapple is an amazing flavour combo and it goes so well with grilled shrimp! Seriously, I gobbled up an entire batch and had to make a second one to photograph!

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp
Irresistible grilled meat on a stick!

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp
Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Grilled Coconut and Pineapple Sweet Chili Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Grilled shrimp in a tropical coconut and pineapple sweet chili sauce.


ingredients
    For the coconut and pineapple sweet chili sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons coconut cream*
  • 3 tablespoons pineapple sweet chili sauce**
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste
  • For the grilled shrimp:
  • 1 pound (20-25 or 16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
directions
    For the coconut and pineapple sweet chili sauce:
  1. Mix everything.
  2. For the grilled shrimp:
  3. Skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Brush the sauce onto the shrimp and enjoy!

Note: *Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge, standing upright, for at least 24 hours, open it and scoop the thicker white coconut cream from the top, reserving the clear liquid on the bottom for other things like smoothies.
Option: **Use store bought sweet chili sauce and mix in pureed pineapple to taste.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 188, Fat 4g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 182mg, Sodium 340mg, Carbs 14g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 9g), Protein 23g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

14 comments:

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Grilled coconut and pineapple?! You're killing me here! This looks amazing and so full of my favorite flavors!

hannah frankel said...

This looks incredible!! I am a huge shrimp fan, especially in the summer, and I'm always looking for new ways to serve it. Adding this recipe to my list! XX

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Heather Christo said...

this is gorgeous! love the pineapple!

Gaby said...

The pineapple and shrimp together looks amazing…and beautiful!!

Maria said...

The sweet and Spicy combo sounds great and my boys will enjoy the shrimp!

Savita @ChefDeHome said...

Kevin, swapping mayo with coconut cream is a very smart idea.... specially for person like me who can't eat mayo :) and this shrimp looks absolutely delicious! *major drool*

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Love the sweetness in this sauce!

Anonymous said...

what is the green garnish sprinkled on the skewer???

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: The green garnish is lime zest.

Lexy said...

This is an absolute must try recipe. Problem is I don't like coconut and saw where you switched mayo for the coconut cream. How much mayo would this recipe be to switch it back to mayo based? Thank you for all your recipe ideas. You are fantastic.

Kevin Lynch said...

Lexy: Use the same amount, 3 tablespoons of mayo instead of the coconut cream. Enjoy!

Beauty Follower said...

Yummy! Perfect summer meal :)

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jane said...

great photos you might wanna
let people know to soak the skewers

Dahling2 said...

Made these for a shower I was hosting. Glad I did a test run. I am usually a big fan of Closet Cooking but this recipe...not so much! Sorry!

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