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Grilled Shrimp with Papaya Salsa

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Grill 10 mins
Grilled Shrimp with Papaya Salsa
  • 1 1/2  pounds  fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells
  • 1  tablespoon  butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  white pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1  fresh serrano pepper
  • 1  small papaya and/or mango, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (about 1-1/3 cups)
  • 1/3  cup  chopped, peeled jicama
  • 2  tablespoons  pineapple juice or orange juice
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  •  Nonstick spray coating
  • 1/3  cup  chopped red sweet pepper

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein, leaving tails intact, if desired. Stir together melted butter or margarine, salt, cumin, white pepper, and ground red pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over shrimp, tossing to coat.

2. For salsa, wear plastic gloves to halve serrano pepper; remove seeds, stem, and veins; finely chop. In a bowl toss together serrano pepper, papaya or mango, sweet pepper, jicama, pineapple or orange juice, and cilantro or parsley. Set aside.

3. Spray a grill basket with nonstick coating. Arrange shrimp in basket. Close basket. Or, thread shrimp on 8 metal skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Place basket or skewers on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 10 to 12 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove shrimp from basket. Serve shrimp with salsa. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test KitchenIndirect Grilling:
  • In a covered grill arrange preheated coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above pan. Place grill basket or skewers on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque, turning once halfway through grilling.
Nutrition Facts (Grilled Shrimp with Papaya Salsa)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 102,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 136,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 14,
  • vit. A (RE) 196,
  • vit. C (mg) 33,
  • sodium (mg) 259,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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