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Tequila Grilled Shrimp and Mango Skewers


  • 36 jumbo shrimp
  • 2 ripe mangoes, each sliced into 12 pieces
  • 1/2 of a jalapeño, minced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • oil for grilling

Prep Time:

1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time:

15 minutes



The tropical flavors of mango and ginger paired with the Latin heat of jalapenos and tequila turn shrimp into a sweet and glossy appetizer or main dish.

Why Try? A beautiful addition to any party menu, this lively and easy recipe will soon be your favorite way to grill shrimp.

Foodie Byte: You will need 12 metal or wooden skewers for this recipe. If you use wooden ones, don’t forget to first soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling so they don’t burn.


  1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. To make the glaze, combine minced jalapeño, tequila, lime juice, brown sugar, and ginger in a small saucepan. Set over heat and cook until boiling and slightly thickened.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Pour mixture into glaze while stirring. Bring back up to a boil and take off heat. Divide into two bowls then set aside.
  4. On each skewer, put three shrimp and two mango slices, alternating.
  5. Brush hot grill with oil so prevent shrimp from sticking.
  6. Season shrimp and mango with salt and brush with glaze. Grill on both sides until shrimp are pink and fully cooked. Brush again with remaining glaze and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories 126, Carbohydrates 19g, Cholesterol 26mg, Fat 2g, Fat Calories 14, Fiber 0.96g, Protein 3g, Saturated Fat 0.16g, Sodium 122mg. Daily Values: Calcium 26.78mg 3%, Phos 61.77mg 6%, Copper 0.11mg 6%, Zinc 0.27mg 2%, Panto 0.2mg 2%, Magnesium 12.38mg 3%, Iron 0.22mg 1%, Vitamin B6 6%, Vitamin C 40%, Vitamin B12 4%, Vitamin D 0%, Vit E-a-Toco 3%, Vitamin A 13%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.