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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 very similar to my mango habanero salsa recipe in that way.

A bit reminiscent of a good takeout meal (although not as much as shrimp lo mein) 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

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.
4.5 from 88 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 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


  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once melted, add red onion and saute for 5-7 minutes until softened.
  • Add garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, Thai chili sauce, red pepper and shrimp to the skillet and toss to combine.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until shrimp are pink and cooked.
  • Add the mango, stir to incorporate and warm through.
  • Plate the shrimp and garnish with coconut, green onions and a squeeze of lime. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 569mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Main Dishes
Keyword mango shrimp, sweet and spicy mango shrimp

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating

Stephanie Gajewski

Friday 7th of October 2022

Just made this and added a can of cocoanut milk, which I reduced, than thickened with cornstarch, served over noodles, absolutely delicious and picky eater hubby loved it!!

stacey Boerner cohen

Sunday 24th of April 2022

Does this dish need to be served hot? Has anyone served it cold or room temperature?

Gina Matsoukas

Monday 25th of April 2022

It doesn't need to be. If you prefer it cold, it definitely could be served that way once cooked.

Tracy Goins

Friday 19th of November 2021

Can you please tell me what to substitute for the chili flakes and sweet Thai chili sauce? My sister cannot tolerate the spice, but I really really want to make mango shrimp.


Friday 6th of May 2022

@Tracy Goins, then go look for a different recipe picky eaters, good lord 🤦‍♂️


Sunday 17th of April 2022

@Tracy Goins, You Can buy mango sauce that really makes it easy

Gina Matsoukas

Friday 19th of November 2021

Hi Tracy - you can just omit the chili flakes but the sweet Thai chili sauce is really the flavor component of the dish. It's not spicy but sweet rather as the name implies. I would think it'd be tolerated fine.


Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

I made this dish on last evening and it was delicious I served it with rice my husband enjoyed it with the rice. I am not much of a rice eater so I had pasta noodles and it still was delicious.


Saturday 15th of May 2021

My husband couldn't stop telling me how delicious this was! I didn't want to serve it with rice so added some Chinese crispy noodles along with the shrimp. Didn't add the coconut 'cause I dislike it but other than that followed the recipe. It was amazing.