Shrimp Skewers with Mango Sauce

by Erica Dinho on July 21, 2010

Shrimp with Mango Sauce

During the summer I want meals to be quick and easy to prepare, but also refreshing and filling. These grilled shrimp skewers are seasoned with cumin, paprika and onion powder to give them a nice flavor. Then they’re grilled and topped with a sauce made with mango pulp, onion, hot pepper, garlic, cilantro and butter.

Shrimp and mango together are one of those perfect matches. This mango sauce is a great accompaniment to any type of seafood. It works especially well with baked salmon and grilled tilapia as well. You can prepare these shrimp skewers as part of a full meal or make them smaller and serve them as appetizers with the sauce.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

(4 skewers)

  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Mango Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Crushed red pepper, to your taste
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro

Mango Sauce

Directions

  1. To make the mango sauce:
  2. Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft.
  3. Add mango pulp and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the sugar, red pepper, cumin and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle fresh cilantro and set aside.
  5. To make the shrimp:
  6. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, the cumin,onion powder, paprika salt and pepper. Add the shrimp, stir to coat and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  7. eat a grill over medium-high heat. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  8. Serve immediately with the mango sauce on top or the side.
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anh July 21, 2010 at 9:39 AM

I have never thought or tasted shrimp with mango combo! Nice and I wanna try :)

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2 Tracey@TangledNoodle July 21, 2010 at 9:46 AM

I like the crushed red pepper in the mango sauce: a little bit of heat in all that sweet! The grilled shrimp look delicious and the sauce would go with so many others things, too. It sounds very versatile. 8-)

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3 Baking is my Zen July 21, 2010 at 9:56 AM

This looks delish! Got to try the Mango Sauce.

Carmen

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4 Adriana July 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM

It looks sooooo yummy…!

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5 Belinda @zomppa July 21, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Fantastic recipe! Great flavors. I agree. I just want to eat lots and lots of sorbet.

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6 Kim July 21, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Oh wow! I have been craving shrimp in the worst way and this look absolutely delicious. I bet the mango sauce is a great combination of sweet and spicy.

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7 Melanie July 21, 2010 at 6:22 PM

This is so yummy.

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8 Soma July 21, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Fish & mango salsa was for dinner :-) I love sweet and spicy sauces this way. best of both worlds.

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9 Erica July 21, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Thank you everyone!

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10 Joy July 21, 2010 at 9:21 PM

So bright and tasty looking!

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11 my spatula July 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM

what great flavors for summer! just perfect!

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12 Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog July 21, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Definitively love the combination shrimp and mango – savory sweet – in one place! :)

Cheers,

Gera

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13 rebecca subbiah July 21, 2010 at 11:54 PM

oh wow these rock what a great sauce and love the cumin and paprika, could I add to seafood blog? he he I wish they would send you lots of salmon

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14 Erica July 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Rebecca- Yes :)

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15 anncoo July 22, 2010 at 2:36 AM

This is beautiful and I think can goes with my mango pudding. In some Chinese restaurant they have thick mango sauce with slice banana wrap with spring roll skin and deep fried.

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16 Erica July 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting this site!

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17 norma July 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Me gusta mucho….

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18 Chris July 23, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Grilled shrimp are so summery! Quick and seasonal. Love the mango sauce, sweet with a hint of heat.

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19 Oysterculture July 24, 2010 at 10:12 AM

How did you know I was craving some grilled shrimp. I used to make it all the time and got out of the habit. I guess I was just waiting to discover the right recipe – done!

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20 Sandi July 24, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Yum that looks really really great Erica!!! I just love shrimp and mango and I never thought to put those two flavors together….great idea!!

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21 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen July 25, 2010 at 12:46 PM

The mango sauce sounds lovely! Grilled shrimp is great summer fare.

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22 Liliana May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Me encantan tus recetas!

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23 Erica May 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Muchas gracias!

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