Sweet and spicy mango shrimp

This sweet and spicy mango shrimp dish is ready in just 20 minutes and has a nice kick of spice that is balanced out by the sweet mango.

I seldom cook with shrimp. Doesn’t mean I don’t love those little guys because I totally do, especially when they can be used solely as a vehicle for consuming copious amounts of spicy cocktail sauce.

Sweet and spicy mango shrimp

But reality is, buying shrimp that haven’t grown up in some nasty farm situation floating around in their own shit is expensive. Throw in the fact that I want those suckers shelled, de-veined and tails removed when I buy them because pulling off the skeletons and removing poop from sea creatures isn’t really my idea of a good time and you’re looking at $15 minimum for a pound.

Spicy shrimp with mango

But I gave in this past weekend and decided they’d be the perfect companion to the one mango left on the counter. So as my brother and Ulysses built this ridiculous contraption outside to store and season 5 cords of wood for our new wood stove (it looks like we now have a barn on the side of our driveway, minus the horses), I hid in the kitchen to avoid getting roped into helping and came up with this.

Spicy mango shrimp with rice

If you like spice, this dish is for you. It’s got some serious kick but it’s balanced out by the sweet mango and refreshing lime garnish at the same time. Eating it makes you feel like you should be somewhere tropical, you know, like some place other than upstate NY with wood barns being built outside your window.

Sweet and spicy mango shrimp
 
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This sweet and spicy mango shrimp dish is ready in just 20 minutes and has a nice kick of spice that is balanced out by the sweet mango.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Thai chili sauce
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound large raw, deveined shrimp with tails removed
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish
  • chopped green onions for garnish
  • lime for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once melted, add red onion and saute for 5-7 minutes until softened.
  3. Add garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, Thai chili sauce, red pepper and shrimp to the skillet and toss to combine.
  4. Cook for 3-5 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked.
  5. Add the mango, stir to incorporate and warm through.
  6. Plate the shrimp and garnish with coconut, green onions and a squeeze of lime. Serve with rice.

 

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  1. 1

    says

    I rarely buy shrimp for the same reason. When I lived in WA, there was SO much of it and it was dirt cheap. I definitely miss that. My hubby is mango obsessed, I’m quick and easy dinner obsessed and we are both shrimp obsessed…hello perfect meal! Pinned!

  2. 2

    says

    Shrimp and mango sounds like a very delicious combination! I have never thought about that before, but now when I think about it.. it must taste great.

  3. 5

    says

    I love shrimp too, but every time I tell myself Im going to buy it, I look at the price and walk away. It;s hard to justify when Im the only one in the house that eats it too!
    This dish sounds so perfect though! Mangos are my favorite fruit and the flavor combo is awesome!

  4. 6

    says

    I try to ignore the prices of most food these days. Its all so expensive. But healthy food is cheaper than expensive medicines so I go with paying for good food. I am adding this recipe to my menu this week. I love mango with seafood!!

  5. 7

    says

    I love this recipe! It’s not so much about the shrimp, but because of the mango. I’ve probably described it a bit too extensively on my post making mango flan, but I’ll say it again (briefly). I grew up with a mango tree in our backyard, and I would eat it them almost daily during the mango season. The experience somewhat spoiled me, and I have been disappointed with every single mango I’ve bought in a store for the last 7 years when I eat them as fruit. However, I do enjoy them as ingredients and your recipe seems perfect for them!

  6. 9

    angelo gubbay says

    Nice , so how come your brother was starving when he came over to spend the night after helping you all day long. Some host .

    • 10

      Running to the Kitchen says

      because he said he didn’t want any and needed to get going to your house to be able to see mom before she went to bed! Don’t sass me ;)

  7. 13

    says

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