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A quick 60-minute marinade is all you need to add tremendous flavor to the shrimp before grilling. Serve these seafood skewers with a big pile of coconut rice for an island-inspired meal.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. In a small bowl combine oil, cilantro, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Pour over shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.

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  • In a food processor or blender combine guava paste, the water, chile pepper, and red onion. Cover and process or blend until almost smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

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  • Using a slotted spoon, remove shrimp from marinade and transfer to bowl with guava mixture. Discard marinade. Add pineapple to shrimp-guava mixture; toss gently to coat. (Do not allow pineapple to stay in mixture more than 5 minutes or the shrimp will become mushy.) On eight long skewers,* alternately thread shrimp and pineapple,** leaving a 1/4-inch space between pieces. Reserve remaining guava mixture.

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  • For a charcoal grill, grill skewers on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and pineapple begins to char, turning skewers and brushing with reserved guava mixture once halfway through grilling. Discard any remaining guava mixture. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place skewers on a greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Serve immediately with Coconut Rice and cilantro sprigs, if desired.

*Tip:

If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes; drain before using.

**Tip:

If you have any remaining pineapple pieces, skewer them and grill alongside the other skewers.

Nutrition Facts

670 calories; 30 g total fat; 14 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 181 mg cholesterol; 628 mg sodium. 71 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 29 g protein;

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