When summer comes around you can’t beat a nice light meal while watching the sun go down. These Thai grilled shrimp skewers with watermelon & avocado are packed full of protein and light on calories.
Shrimp, watermelon and avocado might seem like a strange combination. However marinating shrimp in the coconut milk, ginger and jalapeno really seem to bring everything together in perfect harmony.
Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon and Avocado Recipe
- High-heat cooking oil sunflower, safflower or grape seed oil, as needed
- 1 jalapeno chile pepper stemmed
- 1 large clove garlic
- 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and cut into 16 cubes (TIP: Slice avocado lengthwise into quarters, then cut each slice into 4 chunks)
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 - 1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger peeled
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup fresh mint
- 1 cup low-fat coconut milk
- 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 25 jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
- 8 bamboo skewers soaked for 1 hour
- In a blender or food processor, blend together jalapeno, garlic, ginger, milk, mint, lime juice and fish sauce on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- In a baking dish mix together shrimp and the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
- Lightly oil grill with cooking oil. Preheat grill to medium-high.
- Cut the watermelon and avocado into 1 - 2 inch cubes.
- Remove shrimp from marinade and thread on skewers with avocado and watermelon, dividing evenly.
- Grill on medium-high heat, turning once, for 6 to 7 minutes, until shrimp are opaque throughout.
- Serve immediately & enjoy!
There you have it! These skewers are an absolute crowd favorite. Without a doubt these little bad boys taste as impressive as they look and are a perfect accompaniment to a summers evening and a side salad full of mango.
What your favorite way to have prawns? Let me know below!
If someone at your cookout isn’t too keen on seafood why not try chicken? 9 time out of 10 they will love chicken (unless there are a vegetarian, at this point you need to rethink your offerings).
I have two recipes that are my go to for chicken! First is my smoked wings recipe, I have found that everyone loves there sweet & smoky bad boys! Next is my beer can smoked chicken, I am yet to meet someone who doesn’t love beer infused chicken (well over the age of 16!).