Grilled Thai Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon and Avocado [December 2019]

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

There is nothing healthier than shrimp & avocado skewers. This is a great light meal for midweek. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Charlie Reeves

Ingredients

  • 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

EQUIPMENT:

  • 8 bamboo skewers soaked for 1 hour

Instructions

The marinade

  • 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.

The Skewers

  • 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!

The Afterburn

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!).

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