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.

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.


  • 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


  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. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    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. Medeja

    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. Alaina {Fabtastic Eats}

    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. Shanna @ pineapple and coconut

    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. Angel Reyes

    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. angelo gubbay

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

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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 ;)

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  11. Steven

    So I must say Gina, I have been browsing the meals you make and I can not contain my need to make meal after meal, Dear you are a cooks best friend. I think my roommates girlfriend is going to DROOL over this dish. Time to hit the seafood market. Also can this be substituted with other seafood? And any suggestions?

  12. Gloria

    I made this three times in the past four or five months and going to make it again tomorrow night. I love this dish so much.
    I always keep every ingredient in this recipe in the house so I can make it on the spur of the moment. I love shrimp and mangoes and coconut so this is a winner for me all the way around. And it’s all mine !!!

  13. Beth Koppes Riggs

    I saved this recipe to Pinterest and make it every summer when I come to Kauai. Fresh mango and Kekaha shrimp along with the spicy bite make this a perfect meal!

  14. Lesa B

    We’ve made this lots – impressive for guests and something special to toss together when it’s just us. Love that it is as quick and easy as promised. Thanks!

  15. Terry T

    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!

  16. D. Davis

    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

  17. Janet

    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.


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