Grilled Shrimp with Mango-Chili Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Mango-Chili Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 196.7
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 172.3 mg
  • Sodium: 172.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 24.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Grilled Shrimp with Mango-Chili Sauce calories by ingredient


These sweet and spicy shrimp will be the star of your next barbecue! These sweet and spicy shrimp will be the star of your next barbecue!
Number of Servings: 4


    6 green onions, whites only
    1 Serrano chili, seeds removed, cut into thirds
    2 mangos, peeled and chopped, or 10 oz frozen chunks, thawed*
    1 lemon, zested and juiced
    1 bunch cilantro, leaves only

    1 pound easy-peel shrimp (21-25 per pound), deveined but not peeled

    *WATCH: How to Cut a Mango


This sauce does double-duty: grilling glaze and dip.
Sauce will keep for 2 days or frozen for 3 months.
This is one of my rainy day favorites when it's too wet to grill outside.
You can use this technique with the sauce of your choice.

This recipe was featured in our e-book, "SparkPeople's Ultimate Grilling Guide."


Preheat the grill to 450 degrees F. (Rainy day? "Grill" on top of the stove.)

Make the sauce: Puree the green onions and chili pepper in a blender or food processor, then add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water if necessary. (If you used thawed frozen mango, you won't need water.) Set aside 2 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate the rest.

Spray a nonstick or cast-iron grill pan with nonstick spray. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry. Lightly brush the shrimp with the reserved sauce.
Add the shrimp to the hot pan. Cook for three minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes, until the shrimp is firm and opaque.
Remove from heat, peel as you eat, and serve with dipping sauce.

Serving Size: 5-6 shrimp and 1/2 cup of sauce per serving.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    We used this sauce with a pork tenderloin. It was delicious and there is quite a bit left in the freezer. Going to try the shrimp next! - 6/3/12

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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Have made this & it is beautiful. The left over sauce also glazes chops well
    - 5/31/12

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night- it's delicious, light and simple! I made shrimp & veggie skewers adding zucchini, yellow squash, onion and served them on top of a salad made with garden vegetables. SO DELICIOUS! Plenty of sauce leftover. - 9/11/15

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    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    There is no way, I would clean my shrimp before cooking, does not stick, if you spray pan first. - 6/1/12

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love shrimp, makes it easy to get my protein in - 5/29/18