Recipe Box, Red Snapper & Sweet Chili Pineapple Grilled Shrimp

After posting photos of fresh red snapper I know you are expecting an amazing gourmet recipe


Well, here’s the thing…

I don’t have one 😳

grilled snapper

We just grill it with a little olive oil, salt & pepper and maybe some blackened seasoning or lemon

tomato & pepper salsa

HHjr whipped up a tomato, onion and yellow pepper salsa for a festive touch

salsa topped snapper

Confession time…

I don’t like fish  😝

Which is why I don’t post a lot of fish recipes…


I LOVE shrimp  😍

Check out this easy peasy recipe for grilled shrimp adapted from Closet Cooking

sweet chili pineapple glazed shrimp

Make a quick basting sauce with coconut cream, pineapple tidbits and sweet chili sauce


Skewer peeled and deveined shrimp and season with salt and pepper

grilled shrimp with sweet chili pineapple glaze

Grill shrimp over medium hot coals 2-3 minutes per side, basting with sauce during the last few minutes

grilled sweet chili glazed shrimp

You could also broil the shrimp or saute them in a skillet, adding the sauce near the end to coat.  Be careful not to overcook shrimp or it will become rubbery

pineapple, coconut sweet chili shrimp

It’s sweet, tangy,  light and bright  🍤  perfect for summer dining!

sunglasses napkin clip

Sweet Chili Pineapple Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Course Appetizer, Cook out, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound fresh medium shrimp 26/30 count, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup Asian sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1/4 cup cream of coconut*
  • salt & pepper


  • Thread shrimp onto skewers and season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine chili sauce with pineapple and cream of coconut and mix well.
  • Grill shrimp over medium hot coals, 2-3 minutes per side and baste with sauce during the final 2 minutes. Baste liberally once more before serving.
  • Shrimp can also be broiled or sauteed, add the sauce near the end of cooking time.


*look for it in the cocktail mixer section
Keyword grilled shrimp, pineapple shrimp, shrimp skewers, sweet chili shrimp

Save the leftover cream of coconut for Coconut Cake Milkshake Martinis

coconut cake milkshake martini 3
summer sign


Summer sign tutorial here

Sunglass clip napkin table here


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24 Responses to “Recipe Box, Red Snapper & Sweet Chili Pineapple Grilled Shrimp”
  1. Jodi says:

    So much yumminess!!!

  2. Judith says:

    Oh, yes! I’m giving this recipe to my husband. He’s the griller in our family. We both love shrimp, so this is going to be great! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  3. Kim says:

    The sunglass-clip napkin holder is to die for! So very cute!

  4. Cindy says:

    Printing the recipe now! OOH….everything looks so good. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Jenna, I gasped when I read you don’t like fish and you are on the Gulf Coast with that beautiful snapper. You see, my hubs is just like you, doesn’t like fish but loves shrimp! I like all fish as long as it is cooked, don’t do the raw stuff! I am saving the shrimp recipe, looks delicious!

    • I know, I wish I did, but I do enjoy watching others enjoy, and catch and all the things that go with fish- I love to paint them too! I’m really not much of a meat eater, veggies and salads are my thing. Thanks Pam, the shrimp couldn’t be easier and it’s delicious, just the right amount of kick and sweet >

  6. I do like fish, but I like shrimp much better, and these skewers not only look cute, but delicious.

  7. Jenna, Pass me your portion of that snapper! It looks delicious to me and I love fish and shrimp! The salsa looks good too, and this is my kind of cooking–easy and delicious. Linda

  8. Mary says:

    Jenna, That fresh snapper looks too good to pass up! I’m lovin’ the little fishermen too, have they learned to eat fish? The shrimp skewers sound wonderful too with your a little Caribbean-inspired marinade. 🙂

  9. This looks dee-licious! I like fish and shrimp, although it took me well into adulthood to learn to eat it any way other than fried! Well, I did grow up in the South you know. I remember when my Daddy used to go Deep Sea Fishing occasionally (that’s what he called it) and would bring back red snapper. Usually our fish was catfish, crappie, bream and bass. My mother refused to clean them, but she would cook it, and it was so good. I don’t think I have ever tasted fish since then that was so good. She wouldn’t do shrimp because she claimed a shellfish allergy, so it wasn’t till I was a grownup that I ever had any! I will be saving your recipe because it looks fantastic.

  10. Lynn says:

    I’m with you when it comes to fish. Lovin’ the sound of that sauce with chicken though:@)

  11. Your shrimp looks scrumptious and I think you prepared the snapper in a perfect way, simple and fresh is all that matters with fish.

  12. Jemma says:

    Oh goodness, such yummy happiness and cuteness too.
    Love your little fisherman and Caribbean infused salsa and of course the fish and shrimp too!
    Thank you for sharing this super post with us at TOHOT!

  13. I love coconut shrimp, so this sounds delish, too! I adore that you used those little sunglasses to rest the flatware on! So cute!

  14. Oh everything looks so yummy! Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  15. Karen says:

    The tropical tastes of the shrimp are perfect for a summer meal.

  16. Your post is delicious with lovely photos.

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