Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Makes 30 pieces

Ingredients

1 lb fresh trimmed pineapple 30 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 15 bacon slices, partially cooked and cut in half 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onions 1/2 cup diced celery 1 garlic clove, chopped 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup chile…

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Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers with Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Makes 30 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh trimmed pineapple
  • 30 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 15 bacon slices, partially cooked and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chile sauce
  • 1/4 cup plum sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut

Directions

  1. Soak thirty 6-inch bamboo skewers in water to prevent burning. Cut thirty 1/2-inch chunks of pineapple and finely chop whatever remains.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Place a chunk of pineapple on each shrimp and wrap with a piece of bacon.
  3. Place a 6-in skewer through each shrimp unit and reserve. (Do not hold for too long or the pineapple will denature the shrimp and cause it to become soft.)
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sauté the onions, celery, and garlic until softened but not brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the reserved chopped pineapple, ketchup, chile sauce, plum sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to the onion mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce is glossy and thickened, 15 minutes. Adjust the consistency with water, if necessary, and season with salt and pepper. Keep the sauce warm.
  6. To cook the shrimp, spoon or brush a small amount of sauce (about 1 teaspoon each) over each skewer and place in a preheated 400°F oven until the meat just turns white, about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the skewers from oven and neatly arrange on serving platters. Sprinkle with the scallions and coconut. Serve immediately with the remaining sauce on the side for dipping.

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