recipebook3 You will need

  • ½ cups lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp achiote seeds, equal parts turmeric and paprika
  • 2 tsp allspice berries
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp whole black peppercorns
  • ½ cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 in thick slices
  • 2 onions, cut into 1/2 in. wedges
  • 3 sprig of fresh oregano
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Serves: 2

Step 1:

Soak the skewers in cool water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Blend the lime juice, garlic, achiote seeds, allspice berries, oregano, salt and peppercorns in a blender until smooth.

Step 3:

Gradually add the olive oil to the mixture as the blender is running to create an emulsion.

Step 4:

Assemble the skewers with 3 shrimp, 3 pineapple wedges, and 2 onion pieces and transfer to a shallow pan.

Step 5:

Add three sprigs of fresh oregano to the pan of skewers once they are finished being assembled. Pour the achiote paste over the skewers evenly and marinate for 1-3 hours.

Step 6:

Prepare a charcoal grill to high heat.

Step 7:

Place the skewers on the grill and cook about 3-4 minutes a side.

Step 8:

Serve with a squeeze of lemon.