Grilled Shrimp Kebobs with Mango Lime Sauce

May  8, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 2 - two kebobs per person
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. For a beach party, prep the mango lime sauce in advance, pack the kabobs in a cooler, and grill over a fire right on the beach. —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 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
  • Dash 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 pound 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. NOTE; Fora a VERY QUICK mango sauce, place 2 very ripe mangoes in your Vitamix or blender or food processor. Puree until they are liquified. Add the juice of 2 limes to get the right flavor and consistency. Add hot sauce to taste, if desired.
  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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Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

21 Reviews

Tashipluto July 19, 2013
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!
Bevi July 26, 2013
I am so glad this worked out for you. What a great substitution!
nannydeb May 13, 2013
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!
Bevi May 13, 2013
Other fish work well too! So glad you kicked up the sauce - I made it the other day and went wild with the Cholula.
JanetFL May 12, 2013
This will be in my summer grilling plans, too!
Bevi May 13, 2013
Great! You can also grill salmon and other fish with the mango sauce.
aargersi May 7, 2013
Me too! This is happening soon!
Bevi May 7, 2013
Enjoy Abbie!
nannydeb May 7, 2013
I know what I'm cooking Friday night!
Bevi May 7, 2013
Yay! - Let me know how it goes!
lapadia May 7, 2013
Your recipe screams summertime, and where was I the first time you posted?
Bevi May 7, 2013
Not sure - but it's a great sauce!
wssmom May 10, 2012
This is so dinner tonight!
Bevi May 10, 2012
Haha - Up here, too!
EmilyC May 9, 2012
This sounds great, Bevi -- love the sauce and its pairing with shrimp and vegetables! Just reading about it makes me excited for grilling season!
Bevi May 9, 2012
Thanks, EC! I hope you make it soon and really like it.
beautiful! i'm a sucker for grilled pineapple, and the sauce sounds rad!
Bevi May 8, 2012
Thanks! I would bet some of those hot Texas sauces would work real well.
Oui, C. May 8, 2012
It's hard to beat a good shrimp on the barbie! Your sauce sounds amazing.
Bevi May 8, 2012
Thank you, Chef!
Bevi May 8, 2012
Thank you! I am kind of in love with grilled pineapple, thanks to PaulJoseph! The mango sauce I thought worked well with the kebobs.