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Tangy Shrimp Kabobs Recipe

Tangy Shrimp Kabobs Recipe

You'd never guess that a pair of these colorful kabobs has only 2g of fat total! An easy tomato-based mixture is used as a marinade and basting sauce to add just the right amount of sweet-sour taste to the shrimp, pineapple and veggies. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 pearl onions
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, mustard and reserved pineapple juice. Pour 3/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 3 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining mixture for sauce.
  • 2. In a Dutch oven, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add onions; boil for 2 minutes. Add peppers and boil 2 minutes longer. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel onions. Refrigerate vegetables until ready to grill.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of reserved tomato sauce mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Keep warm.
  • 4. Drain and discard marinade. On 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp and vegetables; place on greased grill rack. Cook, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, basting occasionally with remaining tomato sauce mixture. Drizzle kabobs with warm sauce. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 194 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 112794
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"Good flavor. I added some chopped garlic to the marinade. Shrimp and pineapple pair so well together!"

cindylou1024 User ID: 7257498 71999
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014


saintgma8 User ID: 7461697 122320
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013


JKvigne User ID: 6814027 144181
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"I used regular onions and yellow instead of green peppers because that's what I had on hand and it was great! I think it would like it better with just the shrimp and pineapple, but the peppers were a nice addition."

Marilii User ID: 7283362 88289
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Debsell, I have been baking/cooking for tons of years (I am 61 yrs old)and I still come up with a question like yours now and then. Don't feel bad. Sometimes something will seem like "duh" to one person, while to another it is an "aha!" moment. Enjoy the process of learning new recipes. My mantra is, if folks don't put food on my table, pay my rent/mortgage, then I don't care what they think of me. You do the same, sweetie."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1640979 122318
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Black Lady, you should be ashamed of yourself. I suppose you have NEVER asked a question of this type. Please remember, there are no dumb questions, just some rude answers. Be good to yourself."

AuntieA1955 User ID: 5002278 112793
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Try not to be too mean spirited to "debsell" girls! Could it be she's just learning how to cook, where we all started out...right? I know it seems like a silly question, but we all have asked them! Let's show her grace and mercy. She may very gifted in areas we are not, and our questions to her may seem just as ..."think for yourself." hummmmm"

Ashiepooh323 User ID: 7196102 150298
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

""Black lady" that was rude. It may seem like a silly question to you, but it wasn't to her. You could have simply answered the question without the snide remark."

Black Lady User ID: 3107669 138134
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"This is for dedsell - Put the pineapple on the skewers - learn to think for yourself."

chmaje User ID: 5472564 112778
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"Looks great, can't wait to try it! To answer the other poster, you can see in the picture the pineapple is on the skewers along with the peppers. Pineapple is really good grilled!"

debsell User ID: 6069536 138132
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

"I'd like to try recipe but it doesn't say what to do with pineapple chunks! It says put shrimp and vegetables om skewers?"

Joanie Barrett User ID: 5200125 60684
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"My family really enjoyed this recipe. Great flavor combination!"

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