Grilled Thai Shrimp Skewers
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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
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!