This recipe combines the smoky flavor of bacon, the sweet goodness of mango and the fresh flavor of shrimp for some show-stopping kebabs.

By Lisa Lillien
September 02, 2019 12:00 PM

One of the fastest ways to cook on the grill? Skewer your food! The small pieces cook up quickly and evenly, and it’s just plain fun to eat food on a stick. This recipe combines the smoky flavor of bacon, the sweet goodness of mango and the fresh flavor of shrimp for some show-stopping kebabs.

Bacon-Mango Shrimp Skewers
Serves 4

12 slices center-cut or turkey bacon, halved widthwise
¾ cup cubed mango (fresh or thawed from frozen)
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
24 raw large shrimp (about 12 oz.), peeled, tails removed, deveined

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1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. (You’ll need four.)

2. Cook bacon in a skillet or microwave until cooked but not crisp, about half the time stated on the package. Transfer to a layer of paper towels.

3. In a food processor or small blender, combine mango, vinegar, and brown sugar. Pulse until smooth and uniform. Reserve half of this mixture for dipping.

4. Wrap half a slice of bacon around each shrimp, and evenly thread onto 4 skewers, skewering the bacon so it stays wrapped.

5. Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place kebabs on the grill, and brush with half the unreserved mango-balsamic mixture. Grill for 5 minutes with the grill cover down.

6. Flip kebabs and brush with remaining unreserved mango-balsamic mixture. With the grill cover down, grill for 5 more minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through and bacon is crispy.

7. Serve with reserved mango-balsamic mixture for dipping.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information: ¼th of recipe (1 skewer with sauce): 207 calories, 8g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 690mg sodium, 9g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 23.5g protein

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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