Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

I know I haven’t posted a new recipe in awhile, but Mama took a little vacation. I’m funny when it comes to leaving home, and that’s why I hardly ever leave. I find the whole traveling process very stressful, especially when there’s airline travel involved.  But, little did I know that a lovely little paradise existed 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.

A group of my friends (Cindy, Roberta, Wendy and Lauren) go to Catalina for a week every summer.  I’ve been invited to go in the past, but I had envisioned Catalina to be nothing special, so I always declined. But for some reason my husband, and I and son #2 decided to give it a try. Well, Mama was pleasantly surprised. Actually more than just pleasantly.

Catalina is very easy to reach, no muss, no fuss. One hour on the Catalina Express and you arrive in Avalon Harbor. There’s very few cars on the island, and most people get around by golf cart.  The city center is very quaint, and filled with small restaurants, shops, bars and markets. Nothing fancy mind you, but keep in mind this is a very low-key, stress-free vacation. But what wow-ed me the most was the island’s natural beauty.  Sunshine every day, bright blue skies and water clear enough to see fish, dolphins and plenty of seals. And guess what…I can’t wait to go back.

My inspiration for this week’s recipe, Grilled Shrimp Kebabs,  came from the Pacific Ocean. I find the visual, as well as the sound and smell of the ocean so relaxing. How better to pay homage to the Pacific than with a shrimp recipe of course!

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

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35 thoughts on “Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

  1. What a wonderful place!!! We need vacation,time to time!! The shrimps look so delish ,although I have allergy,I’ll make them for my hubby 🙂 he loves shrimps!

  2. What a gorgeous post. Your shrimp kebabs look so delicious and Catalina looks spectacular. I have a sister who visits Catalina at least once a year and this is the first time I’ve seen photographs! Good tip about soaking the kebab sticks first I wouldn’t have thought of that.

  3. You inspired me to make these tonight for dinner and they were a big hit:-) The pineapple was was a perfect complement to the shrimp! (I used indirect heat over coals for 4 minutes on each side.) Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!

  4. They look delicious! You must have ESP – I have been thinking of looking for a recipe for grilled shrimp for the past several days. Can’t wait to try yours! Catalina looks and sounds awesome – wish we were closer!

  5. Wow, I am just drooling over the kebabs! They look simply delicious.

    I just came across your site accidentally and absolutely love it. Your photos are just beautiful! I wish I could take pictures that make the food actually look mouthwatering like that! 🙂

  6. Delicious looking kabobs. These would be great as an appetizer or a main dish. Glad to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Travel can be stressful but discovering a wonderful new place can make the trouble worth it! 🙂

  7. At first I thought the yellow squares between the prawns were polenta squares which I ADORE (and think should be eaten with absolutely everything) and then I read the recipe and it was a chunk of pineapple which would go even better haha

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