Grilled Shrimp Kebobs with Mango Lime Sauce

By • May 8, 2012 • 22 Comments



Author Notes: We start to grill this time of year, rain or shine. With mango sauce and delicious pineapple on hand, this is a great light dinner or lunch with a simply dressed bed of greens.Bevi

Serves 2 - two kebobs per person

For the Mango Lime Sauce

  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 shy cup of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 ripe but not too ripe mango
  • zest of one half lime
  • dashes Tabasco sauce

For the Shrimp Kebobs

  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • 4 splashes good olive oil
  • 2 dashes sea salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 thick slice pineapple, cut in thick chunks
  • 4 sweet long peppers, red and orange, cut in half crosswise (Sunset brand comes in a small plastic bag)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 8 wet wooden kabob sticks
  • 4 tablespoons mango lime sauce
  1. Prepare the mango lime sauce: Pour the lime juice into a liquid measuring cup. Add enough water to make 1 cup of liquid. Place the sugar and lime juice/ water into a saucepan over low to medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar, and allow to simmer until the syrup thickens a bit. Add the mango slices, and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the 1/2 lime zest and cook another 5 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. With a slotted spoon, lift the mango slices out of the syrup and place in a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the syrup, and process until you get a smooth puree. You should have about 1 cup of puree. Stir in the Tabasco sauce. Place the puree in the refrigerator; overnight if possible. The puree will set nicely.
  3. Make a simple marinade for the shrimp, using 2 splashes of olive oil, the lime juice, the lime zest, and the salt and pepper. Allow the shrimp to marinate for only 10 or 15 minutes, or the shrimp will "cook" in the marinade.
  4. Place the pineapple, the peppers and the tomatoes in a bowl, with 2 splashes of olive and more salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Using 2 kebob sticks, spear a pepper, then a shrimp, then a pineapple chunk; and repeat so 3 shrimp are on each kebob stick. Top with a cherry tomato on the tip of each stick.
  6. Place the kebobs on a heated grill or grill pan and cook 3 minutes on each side. Serve on a bed of mixed greens of your choice, dressed with a simple olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper dressing. Drizzle the mango sauce atop the kebobs, serving more sauce on the side.
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about 1 year ago Tashipluto

Made this tonight using a nectarine instead of mango. Delicious! My daughter and niece are using the remaining syrup over vanilla ice cream as we speak!

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about 1 year ago Bevi

I am so glad this worked out for you. What a great substitution!

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over 1 year ago nannydeb

Made this Friday night and it was fabulous! I added cayenne to the sauce for more of a kick. If you're not a shrimp lover, the sauce is killer on the grilled pineapple!

Cakes

over 1 year ago Bevi

Other fish work well too! So glad you kicked up the sauce - I made it the other day and went wild with the Cholula.

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over 1 year ago JanetFL

This will be in my summer grilling plans, too!

Cakes

over 1 year ago Bevi

Great! You can also grill salmon and other fish with the mango sauce.

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over 1 year ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Me too! This is happening soon!

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over 1 year ago Bevi

Enjoy Abbie!

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over 1 year ago nannydeb

I know what I'm cooking Friday night!

Cakes

over 1 year ago Bevi

Yay! - Let me know how it goes!

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over 1 year ago lapadia

Your recipe screams summertime, and where was I the first time you posted?

Cakes

over 1 year ago Bevi

Not sure - but it's a great sauce!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

This is so dinner tonight!

Cakes

over 2 years ago Bevi

Haha - Up here, too!

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over 2 years ago EmilyC

This sounds great, Bevi -- love the sauce and its pairing with shrimp and vegetables! Just reading about it makes me excited for grilling season!

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over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks, EC! I hope you make it soon and really like it.

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over 2 years ago arielleclementine

beautiful! i'm a sucker for grilled pineapple, and the sauce sounds rad!

Cakes

over 2 years ago Bevi

Thanks! I would bet some of those hot Texas sauces would work real well.

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over 2 years ago Oui, Chef

It's hard to beat a good shrimp on the barbie! Your sauce sounds amazing.

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over 2 years ago Bevi

Thank you, Chef!

Cakes

over 2 years ago Bevi

Thank you! I am kind of in love with grilled pineapple, thanks to PaulJoseph! The mango sauce I thought worked well with the kebobs.

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

LOVE!!! the mango lime sauce is wonderful.