Springtime and Grilling – Two of My Favorite Things

Springtime and Grilling – Two of My Favorite Things

I love springtime and after this beautiful weekend, warm weather surely cannot be far away. I spent the past few days cleaning off the porch, setting up the patio furniture, and finally uncovering the grill. Cooking out is one of my family’s favorite things to do. We love to grill and then eat outside. One of our favorite things to prepare is Pineapple Shrimp Packets. They are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious.  

Hopefully, you and your family will also enjoy this recipe, which comes from the Taste of Home website.

  • 6 canned pineapple slices
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed


For each packet, place a pineapple slice on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Top with shrimp and red pepper. Combine the brown sugar and seafood seasoning; sprinkle over shrimp. Dot with butter. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. 

Yield: 6 servings.

Jodi Cunningham shares one of her favorite summertime grilling recipes in today's blog post.