Shrimp & Mango Salad

With Lent in full swing, it's a great time to play with seafood recipes. For my Brazilian Carnival Dinner, I wanted to include a seafood dish and this Shrimp & Mango Salad fit the bill. I originally had planned to do a shrimp ceviche but needed a salad for my menu. This colorful and flavorful dish brings a bit of tropical sunshine to the table, which is a great escape from the cold winter of Chicago!...

I loved how bright this dish was in both flavor and presentation. I used a salad recipe from Epicurious and combined that with a shrimp marinade from Bobby Flay. Together, it made for a wonderful and refreshing dish. If you want a little more kick of heat, add a chopped serrano in place of the jalapeno pepper!

Shrimp & Mango Salad
recipe adapted from Epicurious
marinade adapted from Bobby Flay

Marinade:3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno chile, minced
1/4 cup orange juice
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound raw, tail on shrimp (31-40 size)

3 large mangoes, peeled and cut into chunks
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 jalapeƱo pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
Juice of 2 large limes
Salt to taste

Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl with the shrimp and toss to coat.

Saute the shrimp in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil and cook until opaque. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate to cool.

Meanwhile, place all the remaining salad ingredients but the salt in a large bowl. Stir to combine. Season with the salt and serve.


  1. Fresh and delicious!! I love shrimp and I love mango, but never tasted them together. I must try them!!

  2. Aaaaaand my mouth is watering. I never would have thought to combine Jalepenos and Mangos but I certainly will now. I want to eat the screen!

  3. This is super festive and I love the colors. Also love the mango and cilantro :)

  4. hi! hope all is well with you and your family! i love the look of this recipe! it would be perfect for our Seafood Fridays (Lent)...I would probably have to tone down (or maybe omit) the jalapeno for our daughter but the combination of all of those flavors is mouthwatering...

  5. My wife made this the other day, it was really good