Tropical Island Shrimp Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min./batch


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Shrimp, mango and pineapple on skewers make a sunny presentation at parties. To boost flavors, we use a coconut milk, lime juice and cilantro marinade. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
Tropical Island Shrimp Kabobs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 30 uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound size), peeled and deveined
  • 30 mango cubes (about 1 large mango)
  • 30 fresh pineapple cubes (about 1-1/2 cups)


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Add shrimp; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Drain shrimp, discarding marinade. On each of 30 metal or soaked wooden appetizer skewers, thread one shrimp, one mango cube and one pineapple cube. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. In batches, cook kabobs 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.