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Grilled Watermelon with Tropical Shrimp

Grilled Watermelon wedges topped with grilled shrimp with jerk seasoning. Makes an interesting and different summer meal or appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 321kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 half-moon slices of watermelon
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Toss shrimp with jerk seasoning, paprika, and salt. Grill shrimp for about 2 to 3 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Set aside.
  • Brush each side of watermelon with a little olive oil and grill on each side for 1 minute. Sprinkle with a little salt. (Grill watermelon on opposite side of grill from shrimp so it won't taste like shrimp. Or grill it first.)
  • Place each piece of watermelon on a plate. Top with grilled shrimp, red onion, macadamia nuts, and coconut.
  • To make dressing, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle dressing over shrimp and serve.


Note: this recipe can also be made without grilling the watermelon.


Calories: 321kcal