Grilled Shrimp with Mango and Avocado

This was straight up delicious.

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  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice (juice about 3 limes)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon serrano chili, thinly sliced (should be one chili)
  • 36 large shrimp (2 pounds)
  • cooking spray
  • 2 unpeeled, halved avocados
  • 2 peeled mangoes, cut into 6 wedges
  • 12 lime wedges
  • 6 large Bibb lettuce leaves
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup juice mixture. Stir carrot and chile into remaining 1/4 cup juice mixture, and set aside.
  2. Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact. Starting at tail end, butterfly each shrimp, cutting to, but not through, backside of shrimp. Combine reserved 3/4 cup juice mixture and shrimp in a large bowl, tossing to coat; cover and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, tossing occasionally. Remove shrimp from bowl, reserving marinade.
  3. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.
  4. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Take off heat. Cool slightly.
  5. Thread 3 shrimp onto each of 12 (10-inch) skewers. Place shrimp on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill shrimp 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done, basting frequently with cooked marinade.
  6. Cut 3 avocado halves in half lengthwise; peel and dice remaining avocado half. Brush cooked marinade over mango and avocado wedges; coat with cooking spray. Arrange in a single layer on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Coat lime wedges with cooking spray; place on grill rack. Grill fruit 2 minutes on each side or until marked but not soft, basting frequently with marinade.
  7. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 6 salad plates; top each leaf with 2 mango slices, 2 lime wedges, and 1 avocado wedge. Place 2 skewers on each plate; sprinkle evenly with diced avocado. Serve with carrot mixture.
  8. Enjoy! But like why wouldn’t you?


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