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Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you’ll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer.

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Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. ohsweetbasil.com

We are so beyond excited to be teamed up with Dole today to chat about having a little more sunshine in life and what better way to do that than to share one of my favorite recipes, surf and turf kabobs with pina colada sauce.

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I go for the shrimp and Carrian is all about the steak (though I totally always take a skewer of that for myself too.)

Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. ohsweetbasil.com

Carrian and I have a list of places to one day visit and one place that I have put on the list is Hawaii. I’ve never been and I’m dying to go. I can just taste all of that fresh fruit, seafood and pork. Seriously, who needs work, let’s all just go right now!

Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. ohsweetbasil.com

But of course that isn’t how life works so although we have our future travel list Carrian and I learned early on that we don’t need money, stuff or travel to make us happy. It’s awesome to go places and explore but we can have just as much fun here in Utah as long as we are together.

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Awwwww. It’s true though and I love that Carrian is blushing over my shoulder as she reads this.

Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. ohsweetbasil.com

We love to find ingredients like Dole crushed Pineapple, or Dole Pineapple Juice to create fun recipes that bring a little sunshine into our lives. In fact, there’s this awesome pineapple breakfast syrup recipe Carrian makes that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation first thing in the morning. I totally need to get her to post that one.

Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer. ohsweetbasil.com

This one starts off with a spicy Asian inspired marinade that you can do as little as 30 minutes or as far out as an entire night ahead of time. The longer the better. Then just skewer the meat and while it’s cooking take 60 seconds to stir together a dipping sauce made of coconut cream, pineapple, and a touch of sour cream to thicken it up.

What Kind of Steak is Best for Grilled Kabobs?

Top of the line is definitely filet mignon.

Porterhouse and rib eye also grill up nicely and don’t require a marinade to make them tender.

Are Shrimp and Prawns the Same?

Shrimp have claws on two of their five pair of legs.

Prawns have claws on three of their five pair of legs.

As far as cooking them goes, they are virtually the same and can be interchanged.

Can Kabobs be Cooked in the Oven Instead of Grilled?

Kabobs can be cooked in the oven.

Place skewered kabobs in a 450 degree oven on the center rack.

Bake 10 minutes, turn over and bake 10-15 minutes longer.

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Spicy Steak and Shrimp Kabobs with Pina Colada Sauce

4.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Fire up the grill for these spicy steak and shrimp kabobs with pina colada sauce and you'll be the king of any BBQ or potluck this summer.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 lb Flank Steak cut in strips or 1" cubes
  • 1 Pound 16/20 Veined and peeled shrimp
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 4 Cloves of garlic minced
  • 6 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon up to 1 teaspoon per taste Curry Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 2 Tablespoon Coconut Cream in a can found by the coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar

For the Sauce

  • 1 Cup Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Pineapple and Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, pineapple juice, olive oil, curry, red pepper flakes, cayenne, ginger, sesame oil, coconut cream, rice vinegar, and brown sugar.
  • Separate into 2 ziploc bags and add the steak to one and shrimp to the other.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or we prefer all day.
  • Once you're ready to grill, heat the grill to high heat and place the meat and seafood on the counter in their bags.Allow the grill to heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Turn to medium heat.
  • Skewer the shrimp on a few skewers and the steak on separate skewers.
  • Start with the steak and grill, turning occasionally for 2 minutes then add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from grill and serve with sauce.

Sauce

  • In a bowl whisk together the pineapple, coconut and sour cream.

Notes

You can prepare kabobs a day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to grill.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Steak and Shrimp Kabobs with Pina Colada Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 27g169%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 901mg39%
Potassium 733mg21%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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11 comments

  • I don’t like spicy, is there a way I can make without the spicy and have it tasty?

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    • Hi Mary! I don’t do spicy either and these actually aren’t super spicy. If you’re worried about it, you could cut the cayenne and red pepper flakes in half.

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  • I made this using skirt steak and 1 lb. of frozen calamari (I didn’t have any shrimp on hand). Marinaded the steak for about 3 hours and the calamari for 1 hour because I was a bit concerned that the pineapple juice would turn the calamari rubbery. It was fantastic! Both the skirt steak and calamari turned out tender and very tasty, very good with the coconut sauce too. My kids love seafood so this was great to satisfy them as well as steak for my husband.

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    • Oh thank you!! How fancy that you happened to have calamari! xoxo

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  • This sounds amazing!

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  • These kabobs look insanely good!

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  • Now I’ll be dreaming about surf and turf kabobs tillI can recreate these at home!!! What a fabulous recipe.

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    • Thanks so much Liz!

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    • Thank you, thank you!

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  • What a delicious and easy recipe. Pinned for the future!

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