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!



(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


  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 :)


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-)


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

This looks delish! Got to try the Mango Sauce.



4 Adriana July 21, 2010 at 10:43 AM

It looks sooooo yummy…!


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.


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.


7 Melanie July 21, 2010 at 6:22 PM

This is so yummy.


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.


9 Erica July 21, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Thank you everyone!


10 Joy July 21, 2010 at 9:21 PM

So bright and tasty looking!


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

what great flavors for summer! just perfect!


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

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




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


14 Erica July 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Rebecca- Yes :)


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.


16 Erica July 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Thank you everyone for visiting this site!


17 norma July 22, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Me gusta mucho….

Erica: have you tried Jorge is trying to build it up and I promised to tell people about it.


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.


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!


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!!


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

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


22 Liliana May 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Me encantan tus recetas!


23 Erica May 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Muchas gracias!


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