Summer Shrimpies!

So this post title may be a little off-putting to some. Summer shrimpies???  I know what you’re thinking.

But it’s not summer anymore, Jen. It’s September so it’s fall ,right?

No sir!

Fall does not officially start until Wednesday, September 22 and I shall embrace every day of summer we have left … as well as every last bit of summer produce AND grillin!!

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the fall.

I adore the fall, actually.

It’s my favorite season!

I love  walking around in the cool fall air in a big, comfy hoodie admiring the leaves as they begin to change colors. And then, I love coming home to a big pot of chili cooking away on my stovetop. Or something with pumpkin! Or both! *Sigh* I get all happy just thinking about it…

. . . but it’s not fall yet!

And thus, I present to you a recipe that’s super easy and scrumptious and delightful for summer…because it is, in fact, still summer.

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp
with Mango Salsa

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large mangoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped fine
  • The juice of 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the salsa, combine mango, jalapeño, onion, bell pepper, cilantro and half of the lime juice in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Toss shrimp in a large bowl with remaining lime juice, chili powder, salt and pepper. Let sit for about 15 minutes.

Stick the shrimp on skewers (if using wooden ones, be sure to let them soak for 20 minutes or so beforehand so they don’t burn up on the grill), about 8 per skewer. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Serve with salsa!


  1. Sara

    LOL, so true! I’m getting so pumped for fall b/c of all the blog posts about it, but yours brought me back to reality! Plus its still in the 80s around here, so there’s no use in pretending.

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