Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Fresh Pineapple Chutney

Susan of Food Blogga 

Yields approximately 1 1/2 cups
Makes 4 entree or 8 appetizer servings 

Marinade:
24 extra large or jumbo shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Chutney:
1 teaspoon canola oil
2 green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
1 serrano chili, minced with some seeds
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
1/4 cup golden raisins
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
salt, to taste
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped

To make the marinade, whisk all ingredients in a bowl. Pour into either a large Ziploc bag or a plastic container. Add the shrimp, shaking well. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour.

To make the chutney, mix all ingredients from apple cider vinegar through ground cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Heat canola oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Saute green onions and red peppers for 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add chili, pineapple, and raisins, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add the vinegar mixture to the pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered, until thick and reduced, about 35-45 minutes. Once cooked, stir in fresh cilantro, and season with salt, to taste. Allow to cool before serving. (This chutney will keep for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated in an airtight container.)

Remove the shrimp from the marinade; place 3 shrimp per skewer. Grill for 2 minutes, flipping once, or until the meat is opaque and the outside is lightly charred.