Jumbo Shrimp with Pepper Salsa

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 mins

From the food section of my local newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using a broiler, preheat to high.
  2. If cooking on BBQ, start it up!
  3. Soak 8 bamboo skewers in cold water so they won't burn.
  4. Combine all ingredients for the marinade.
  5. Add the shrimp and stir to coat them completely.
  6. Cover and chill while preparing the salsa.
  7. Mix together all salsa ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Thread the cubes of melon onto 8 UNSOAKED skewers and set aside on serving tray.
  9. Thread 4 shrimp onto each of the soaked skewers, piercing them through both ends.
  10. This way should help keep them flat.
  11. Broil 4 inches from the heat until pink, turning them once.
  12. Or cook on BBQ, turning once until pink.
  13. This should only take 3-4 minutes.
  14. Move cooked shrimp to serving tray with the melon.
  15. Serve with salsa on the side.
  16. ENJOY!


Most Helpful

It's OK. The shrimp have a very nice flavor after they are marinated. I at them plain because the salsa flavor overwhelmed the shrimp to the point that you could not taste them. The salsa was fine, but it makes enough to feed an army. Also, we just served the cantaloupe on the plate and not on separate skewers, since it wasn't cooked.

Paris D April 18, 2010

Love the simplicity of the marinade - doesn't overpower the taste of the shrimp but enhances it. Salsa very tasty I used hot Banana Peppers and it was hot but good. I confess I did not do the cataloupe skewers I enjoy it too much cold. The secret for the prawns is not to overcook them as you said just cook them until they turn pink Thanks Bekah826 for a lovely shrimp recipe.

Bergy September 08, 2003

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