Friday: Green Dragon Shrimp Recipe

TGIF! Today’s blog is all about my home cooking! Yesterday I had stumbled upon a recipe from The Chew (ABC) on Pinterest. I love to cook and this was a grill recipe to die for. I’ve been wanting to grill the crap out of something (since summer is coming to an end soon… NO!), so off I went in search of the perfect grill pan and voila! I love the freshness, the pop of color and most especially the taste of this dish! It was incredibly delicious! And might I mention that grilled pineapple is one of my most favorite things ever?! The touch of smoky flavor really brings out the sweetness of the pineapple, making it a killer twist on the traditional pico de gallo. The shrimp is a bit spicy from the jalapenos, so if you’re not big on hot, I’d opt them out if want to try making this.

You can find the recipe and all its directions below. Super easy and fun! Have a great weekend!

Love & xx’s,

maQ + suz

Green Dragon Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded)
  • 5 scallions
  • 4 ounces fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound 16/20 shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • lime (cut into wedges, to serve)
  • lemon (cut into wedges, to serve)
  • Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo
  • 2 cups diced grilled pineapple
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and diced)
  • 1 cup diced tomato (seeded)
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 orange (juiced)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. To a blender, add cilantro, jalapeno, scallions, ginger and olive oil and puree until smooth.
  2. Toss shrimp in marinade and place on skewers. Place in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.
  3. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat.
  4. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Place on grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  5. Serve grilled shrimp skewers with grilled pineapple pico de gallo and fresh lemon and lime wedge.
  6. For the Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo: mix all ingredients together and reserve in refrigerator until ready to use.
  7. Tip: if you’re making this recipe for a group, marinate the shrimp and make the pico de gallo ahead of time! Grill shrimp just before serving.

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