Shrimp on the Barbie


Shrimp on the Barbie

Servings 4 Servings


  • pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Homemade Tomatillo Salsa: Optional
  • 1 pound tomatillos, about 8, skins removed, rinsed and halved
  • 3 garlic cloves, with skin
  • ½ cup white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 green jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • kosher salt, to taste


  • Kabobs:
  • Prepare grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp evenly with salt and black pepper. Thread shrimp, bell pepper pieces, mango cubes, and onion alternately onto skewer. Place skewer on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until shrimp are done. Squeeze juice from lime wedges over kebabs and serve with tomatillo salsa. Enjoy!
  • Tomatillo Salsa:
  • Preheat the oven to the broiler setting. Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • Place halved tomatillos cut side down on prepared pan. Add the garlic cloves (with their skin) to the same pan with the tomatillos. Place under the broiler for 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skins of the tomatillos. Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool. Remove papery skin from garlic.
  • Transfer the cooked tomatillos and garlic into a blender or food processor with the onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with more cilantro, lime juice, or salt according to taste.