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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.

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.

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.

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.

Plus, you’re looking at $15 minimum for a pound for that kind of service.

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 mango shrimp recipe.

Mango shrimp is a sweet and spicy easy 20 minute dinner you'll love.

How Do I Make Mango Shrimp?

Making this 20 minute mango shrimp dish couldn’t be easier.

Everything is made in one pan/skillet (just like this Greek shrimp skillet – another great, easy shrimp recipe to try!)

If you buy shrimp already peeled and deveined the prep work is even less and while the recipe below says to use a fresh mango that you’d need to chop, you could absolutely use frozen mango chunks to make life even easier (and then make some 5-minute mango frozen yogurt after dinner).

I suggest serving it alongside some white rice although on top of some salad greens would work well too.

Try spicy mango shrimp with rice for an easy 20 minute dinner.

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.

It’s a bit reminiscent of a good takeout meal but with way better quality ingredients (like this sweet & sour tofu recipe) and a much fresher taste.

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.

Love this sweet and spicy mango shrimp?

Try one of these other shrimp dishes too:
Garlic Shrimp Bucatini
Shrimp Avocado Mango Lime Salad
Coconut Red Curry Shrimp
Brown Butter Shrimp with Parmesan Basil Corn Orzo

Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1/2 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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Lisalia

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Shrimp AND mango... I never thought of this combo before. But it was so fresh and bright. We ate it ALL with no leftovers. Can't wait to make this recipe again soon.

Janet

Monday 20th of July 2020

We have 2 mango trees in our yard and they are producing like crazy. I'm always on the look out for new ideas. We made this for dinner last night and it was beyond delicious!!! This recipe is a keeper for sure.

D. Davis

Friday 3rd of July 2020

My granddaughter does not like shrimp and wanted something different for dinner. She and I tried the recipe and she loved it. She even ate the leftovers the next day ?. Thanks

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 7th of July 2020

So glad to hear it!

Lisa

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

SO delicious! I made it with shrimp for our kids and with tofu for my chloresterol conscious hubby and me!

Terry T

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Made this tonight and served with Thai sweet rice. Followed the recipe to the "T" except I forgot to put on the coconut before serving! Still, it was delicious and the ingredients were well balanced. My suggestion to anyone who wants to try this recipe is to prep everything beforehand. I had everything squeezed, chopped, minced & measured before putting the pan on the flame. Quick meal if you prep early in the day and need to get it a meal on the table quick later in the day. And don't forget the coconut!

Running to the Kitchen

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Glad you liked it!

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