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Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites (Paleo)

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[I made these fun and tasty Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites for Earth Fare! They’re Paleo-friendly and such a crowd pleaser!]

This time of year always feels like a whirlwind. And right at the center of the whirlwind is a ton of FOOD! The holidays are a great time to let ourselves enjoy foods we love without the guilt. But it IS possible to enjoy really tasty things that are still healthy for our bodies!

I’m loving these shrimp and sausage bites because they’re really easy to pull off when you’re trying to get a million things done. You can even make them ahead of time and when you’re ready, cook them in 3-5 minutes!

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Step 1: Start with simple, quality ingredients

I’ve preached a lot about the importance of buying wild caught shrimp. Here’s a recap of why it’s so important:

Wild caught shrimp is: 

  • Better tasting!
  • Healthier for our bodies (free of harmful antibiotics)
  • Not a part of the shrimp farming industry that’s fueled by human slave labor

For those reasons, it’s totally worth it to me to pay a little extra for wild caught shrimp! Whether it’s for your health or your karma, it’s an all around good choice.

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The shrimp is the star of the show, but it’s the combo of the seasoned shrimp with the sweet pineapple and the savory sausage that makes this appetizer so perfect.

Chorizo or andouille work great here. Go with what you love, and look for antibiotic-free (good) or organic (even better).

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Assembling your mini skewers

Step 2: seasoning. I seasoned my shrimp with Creole seasoning, but Old Bay works great too!

I left the shrimp tails on for these pictures, which makes a pretty presentation. However, after making these a few times for parties, I found it’s easier for people to eat them with the tales removed. Leave them on, or go ahead and remove them. Up to you.

Then it’s just a matter of threading all 3 ingredients onto a cocktail toothpick. I soaked my toothpicks in water while I was getting everything else ready to keep them from getting charred during cooking.

I also wrapped the ends in a tiny pinch of tin foil to stop the charring – not completely necessary, but it makes for a prettier end presentation.

(See the pic above to see what I mean.)

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Time to cook!

All that’s left to do is pop them under the broiler for a 3-5 minutes, and BAM! You have a tray full of adorable pineapple, shrimp, and sausage bites that everyone will love!

Serve them up with a Siracha mayo, or just some cocktail sauce if that’s more of your thing. ☺️

EASY PEASY appetizer perfection.

Who could say no to that bite!?

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Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites (Paleo)

Makes 16-20 bites

Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites (Paleo)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound wild caught shrimp
  • Fresh pineapple, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 ounces fully cooked sausage links (chorizo or andouille work great here)
  • Creole seasoning
  • Olive oil

Instructions

    For the dip:
  1. Mix the mayonnaise and siracha to combine and thin the sauce out with a squeeze of lime juice and additional water, if necessary. Reserve.
    For the Pineapple, Shrimp, and Sausage Bites
  1. Add wooden cocktail toothpicks to a bowl or glass of water and allow them to soak for 10-20 minutes.
  2. Peel, core, and chop the pineapple. Reserve.
  3. Peel the shrimp (I left the shrimp tails on for these pictures, which makes a pretty presentation. However, after making these a few times for parties, I found it's easier for people to eat them with the tales removed.) Slice the sausage into thin rounds.
  4. Add the peeled shrimp to a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a generous shake of Creole seasoning. Toss to combine.
  5. Thread one shrimp, one piece of sausage, and one piece of pineapple onto a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining shrimp and lay the bites flat on a baking sheet.
  6. Broil on low for 3-5 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through and the sausage is glistening.
  7. Remove and serve immediately with the dip.

Notes

The bites can be served with cocktail sauce, if preferred, or simply on their own. You will not need the entire pineapple for this recipe. I used what I needed and saved the rest for snacking! I like to take small squares of tin foil and pinch them over the ends of the toothpick. Although not completely necessary, this keeps the wooden toothpick ends from burning and makes for a better presentation. These bites are Paleo friendly – but so delicious that your guests will never know!

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