Shrimp & Watermelon Skewer Appetizers

I have not forgotten that August is watermelon month. Today’s watermelon recipe is one that you can serve at your next cocktail party, eat as a snack or add to the sides for your next summer barbecue.

Shrimp and Watermelon Skewer Appetizers are pretty quick and easy to make. I love that you get a mouth full of flavors in one bite with this little cocktail.  You get fruity, tangy and savory all in one bite, which makes a unique and refreshing combination.  It’s particularly wonderful in the summer time while being elegant, pretty, and tasty all in one, which makes Shrimp and Watermelon Skewer Appetizers a versatile dish for any occasion.  The presentation is great for butler served appetizers as well.

Watermelon and Shrimp

Shrimp and Watermelon Skewer Appetizers


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

8 cubes of watermelon, peeled and seeded

8 large shrimp, cleaned and deveined

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

Salt and pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to boil and then reduce heat and simmer until it develops into a syrup consistency and coats the back of a spoon (about 5 minutes). Remove the balsamic from heat and set aside.
  2. In a skillet heat the oil add garlic and soften.
  3. Season shrimp with salt and pepper generously on both sides.
  4. Add shrimp to heated oil and garlic.
  5. Sauté until shrimp turns pink on both sides.
  6. Remove the shrimp from the oil and allow to drain as well as cool to handle.
  7. To assemble, alternate shrimp and watermelon cubes 8 skewers or shrimp.
  8. Drizzle the drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze on your serving plate and then arrange your shrimp and watermelon skewers on the plate.
  9. Serve immediately.

Shrimp and watermelon cocktail


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