Mango Chili Shrimp

This spicy-but-sweet glazed shrimp is light and flavorful. Grilled to perfection, this mango chili shrimp is perfect as an appetizer, a main dish, in tacos, or in a salad.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer or main dish with not a whole lot of calories, look no further.

This mango chili shrimp is simple, but packs a punch of delicious spicy-but-sweet flavor.

It’s perfect for a weeknight meal, as a party food, or just because it sounds good (because trust me, once you make this one time, you’re going to make it again and again).

My husband and I love to travel, and one of our top priorities in different places is to try new food.

We were in St. Lucia a few months ago and had the most amazing mango chili chicken skewers. The sauce was to die for!

I knew I had to recreate it at home, and after a few tries – I feel like I definitely perfected it. While it tastes good with chicken, I think it tastes best with grilled shrimp.

Only 6 Ingredients

I love a recipe with simple, fresh ingredients – and you only need SIX of them, which makes this a winner in my book. To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Mangoes
  • Chili sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Shrimp

How to pick the perfect mango

You’ll want to use a mango that is already ripe for this recipe.

You can tell a mango is ripe by squeezing it – it should be slightly soft (not too mushy). If you smell near the stem, it should smell sweet.

Mangoes will soften as they ripen, so if you’re waiting a few days before you make the recipe, you’ll want to get mangoes that are more firm.

How to make mango chili shrimp

Step 1: In a blender or a food processor, combine mangoes, chili sauce, lime juice, honey and cilantro.

Step 2: Stir together shrimp and 1/2 cup mango mixture. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade.

Step 3: Skewer shrimp and grill 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp turn pink and opaque (or until they’re hot if you’re using precooked shrimp).

Step 4: Serve with remaining mango mixture.

Precooked VS. Uncooked shrimp

I’ve made this recipe both ways – with precooked and uncooked shrimp.

Using precooked shrimp, you’ll only need to grill them for a few minutes – just until they’re heated through.

With uncooked, shrimp, you’ll need to grill them for a little bit longer, and make sure they are pink and opaque.

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What to serve with mango chili shrimp

Serves: 4

Mango Chili Shrimp

This spicy-but-sweet glazed shrimp is light and flavorful. Grilled to perfection, this mango chili shrimp is perfect as an appetizer, a main dish, in tacos, or in a salad.

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 large mangoes, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Instructions

  1. In a blender or a food processor, combine mangoes, chili sauce, lime juice, honey and cilantro.
  2. Stir together shrimp and 1/2 cup mango mixture. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Remove shrimp from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  4. Skewer shrimp and grill 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp turn pink and opaque.
  5. Serve with remaining mango mixture.

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Cuisines
American
Occasions
Grilling
Courses
Main Course
Cooking
Grilling
Diet
pescetarian
Allergy
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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