Grilled Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Skewers
1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 pineapple, sliced into 2 inch squares (has to be large enough to sit on a grill without falling through)
10 slices of bacon (thick cut works best)
10 wood skewers
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp dried chipotle pepper, crushed
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Step 1: combine spices for seasoning and set aside. Soak skewers in a large bowl with water for 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Step 2: Wrap 1 piece of bacon tightly around each piece of pineapple. Working on a hot grill, lay a piece of aluminum foil down and arrange bacon wrapped pineapple on the foil. Make sure to lay them with the seam side down, so as the bacon cooks it adheres to itself and stays in place,
Step 3: Dust each piece of shrimp with the seasoning mixture and arrange 3 or 4 on a skewer, being careful not to over crowd the skewer. Stretch the shrimps out slightly so each part cooks evenly. Lay on the hot grill and cook until the meat turns pink, about 2 minutes on each side.
Step 4: Once the bacon is fully cooked, arrange 1 shrimp and 1 pierce of bacon wrapped pineapple on a skewer to serve.