Grilled Shrimp Watermelon Bites with Jalapeño

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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These refreshing shrimp bites combine a balance of sweet from the crisp watermelon and spicy from the jalapeño. Simply prepare a sauce, marinate the shrimp and cook for a short time before assembly.

Total Time:

45 minutes

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

  • 14 cup light soy sauce

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp. grated ginger

  • 12 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 12 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 personal size watermelon, diced to 1-inch cubes

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced, seeds removed

  • 1 lime, wedged

  • toothpicks for assembly

  • Step 1

    In a small bowl, stir together the honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.

  • Step 2

    Place the shrimp into zip lock bag and pour 1/3 of the sauce. Rub the shrimp into sauce and marinate for 20 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the shrimp (discarding any leftover marinade) and cook for 1 minute on each side, until pink and just barely cooked through.

  • Step 4

    Pour remaining 2/3 sauce into the pan and bring to a simmer. Stir as it reduces and warms, about a minute.

  • Step 5

    Turn off the heat and top with sliced green onions.

  • Step 6

    On a toothpick, add jalapeño slice, a shrimp and watermelon cube so that the watermelon cube sits flat on a serving plate. Squeeze a little lime on top. Enjoy!

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