Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon “Ceviche”

Grilled Shrimp and Watermelon “Ceviche”

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Serve dinner guests this colorful bowl of ceviche – with a twist. Marinated shrimp is grilled to impart a slightly smoky taste. Tossed with watermelon and a spicy citrus dressing made with McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Peruvian Seasoning and lime juice, it’s bright, refreshing and beautiful.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 87


  • 11



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  • 2 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Peruvian, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon sicilian sea salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1 pound large (21 to 25 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 large jalapeño, finely chopped


  • Mix 1 tablespoon of the Peruvian Seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, 3 tablespoons of the lime juice and oil in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Set aside. Place shrimp in large resealable bag. Add remaining marinade to bag; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • Remove shrimp from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Place shrimp on skewers or in grill pan. Grill shrimp over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes per side or just until shrimp turn pink, brushing with reserved marinade. Remove shrimp from skewers and allow to cool completely. Cut into bite size pieces.

  • Mix remaining 1 tablespoon Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons lime juice and orange juice in large bowl. Add shrimp, watermelon, cilantro, red onion, mint and jalapeño. Toss to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend.

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