Rum and Brown Sugar–Glazed Shrimp Recipe

Aug 15, 2011 5:01 pm

A shrimp dish with grilled mango and pineapple

This one's made for a dinner party: the colors and flavors of this rum and brown sugar-glazed shrimp will have guests oohing and ahhing. Place these rum and sugar-coated shrimp, plus the mango and pineapple, on 4-inch skewers and serve as an hors d'oeuvres or go big and make this into a full plated appetizer. It's a tropical twist on the usual grilled shrimp that's sure to please even the stodgiest of crowds.

shrimp skewers
photo: Peter Arthold on Flickr
A tropical shrimp dish made for summer.
Servings: 4 servings


1/2 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
1/2 cup dark rum
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
28 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup pineapple, large chunks
1 cup mango, large chunks
vegetable oil, for oiling grates
  1. In a small sauce pot, combine the lime juice, rum and sugar and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat.  Add the the cornstarch mixed with water and bring back to a simmer, while continuously whisking.
  2. Skewer the shrimp, alternating with the mango and pineapples. Season with salt and pepper. Brush heavily with the glaze.
  3. Place the skewers on a medium high grill, for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are cooked through.
  4. Serve as skewers or over top of salad greens.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Cooking Time: 
5 to 10 minutes
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