Sweet and Sour Skewered Shrimp

Sweet and Sour Skewered Shrimp
Ready In:
1 hour 5 minutes
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Wait Time:
30 minutes


  • 1/2 (cup) barbeque sauce
  • 1/4 (cup) lemon juice
  • 1/4 (cup) pineapple preserves
  • 4 (teaspoon) soy sauce
  • 1/2 (teaspoon) ground ginger
  • 30 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 (pound) fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1 wooden skewers


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat; cool. Set aside 1/2 cup for basting. Place remaining sauce in a large resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread the shrimp, green peppers and mushrooms alternately on six metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 2 minutes on each side. Turn and brush with reserved sauce. Continue grilling for 4-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning and basting several times.


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1369454

    can use chicken

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    Yes, @Anonymous, you could definitely substitute chicken for the shrimp. I would use chicken tenders and cook them for about 12-15 minutes total to be sure they are cooked through.

    over 2 years ago