Friday, August 6, 2010

Rum Glazed Shrimp & Mango

This recipe comes from the Everyday Food cookbook and is pretty fabulous, I gotta say. Not only is it super quick and easy but the taste is over the top great. If you don't have an outdoor grill you can throw these in a grill pan too. You will not be sorry with this summer dish! Enjoy your weekend!

What You Need:
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice {about 3 limes}
1/4 cup rum
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pound medium shrimp {32 shrimp}, peeled and deveined, tail on {I always use raw so they will not overcook}
2 ripe mangos, peeled and sliced lengthwise into 16 slivers, each about 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper
8 wood skewers

Place your wood skewers in water to soak for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the 3/4 cup lime juice with the rum, sugar and ginger. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, simmer, whisking occasionaly, until slightly thickened {about 3 minutes}. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir into the lime juice mixture. Cook, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.

Once skewers are well soaked, thread the shrimp 4 per skewer. Season on both sides with salt and pepper. Thread the mango slivers onto the skewers using 2 pieces per skewer. Brush the shrimp and mango all over with the reserved glaze.

Heat the grill {or grill pan} to medium-high and oil the grates. Place the shrimp and mango skewers on the grill to cook. Turn once until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3-4 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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  1. Melissa, those shrimps look awesome - these are definitely now on my "must make" list.

  2. This looks amazing.If you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  3. Alisa, its done! Thanks for visiting!