Feb 12, 2017

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail | #FoodBloggerLove

This Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail would be the perfect appetizer for a Valentine's dinner for two. 


Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

This Spicy Citrus Shrimp is so flavorful! The shrimp is tossed in a mixture of fresh orange juice, lime juice, and chili paste, and then roasted and garnished with mango and scallions.

The contrast between the spicy shrimp and the cool and sweet mango is such a surprising treat, and the scallions with the mangos are pretty darn tasty.

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

This is a take on shrimp cocktail with an entirely different twist.... and it's beyond good, and totally easy too!

This recipe was adapted from my #FoodBloggerLove friend, Wendy, of A Day in the Life on the Farm.

Wendy loves trying to create meals made from "local and seasonal products, organic if possible, but that is not as important" to her "as knowing where her food comes from and supporting the small farmers who work so hard."

Wendy is a retired police officer who is married to Frank, another retired police officer. They recently moved from their 12 acre property to a 5 acre property in Michigan. This is kind of like when we moved from our 100 by 120 yard property to our 100 by 60 yard property in suburban southern California... (I say, dripping with envy and sarcasm).

I adore Wendy. She is so genuine. Yes, you can actually make friends on the Internet, especially if you are a food blogger. It's pretty incredible. Even though we have never met IRL, Wendy and I have participated in in Secret Recipe Club together, and Wendy hosts two groups in which I participate, Fish Fridays, and Soup Saturdays. She puts up with my OCD Gladys Kravitz tendencies.

You definitely need to check out her blog and read more about her story.

P.S. Her recipes and meal plans are wonderful, and her candor and openness will draw you in.

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail
Check out Wendy on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. There's a Cessna involved too.

This recipe for this Spicy Citrus Shrimp Cocktail is one that I will be making again and again. It's easy, flavorful, and the leftovers are just as good as the day they are made. You must try this!!

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

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Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Juice from one orange (I used a tangelo)
  • 1/2 tsp ground chili paste (I used Sambal Oelek)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup peeled and diced mango
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Toss the shrimp with the cornstarch. Place the butter in a quarter sheet pan or shallow baking dish, add the shrimp, and toss. Spread the shrimp out on the pan and bake for seven minutes.
  2. While the shrimp is baking, mix the orange juice, chili paste, lime juice, and salt. Remove the shrimp from the oven, pour the sauce over it, and toss. Place the shrimp back in the oven, and bake for another seven minutes.
  3. Garnish with the mango and scallions.
Yield: 2 servings

Adapted from A Day in the Life on the Farm

Spicy Citrus and Mango Shrimp Cocktail



34 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite recipes Karen. So glad you found it and I love the presentation you used. I'm going to steal that for the next time I serve it.

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    1. I feel so honored that you chose these for First Monday Favorites. Thanks, Karen.

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    2. Awwww! Thank you for letting me share one of your recipes!! This shrimp was soooooo good!

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  2. I love this recipe. I also love that it is in a REFILLABLE glass container!

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  3. Karen this looks amazing! So fresh and lite and healthy! I think I'll try this for Valentine's Day as an appetizer to our dinner.

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    1. Thanks Tina! How fun that we are doing this together!

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  4. oooooooooooh! Imma hafta try this one with the limes from our tree out back! Lovely photos, Karen.

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    1. Jealous of your tree! We have one just starting out and home grown are the best.

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  5. These look so yummy! And I agree...you can definitely make friends on the internet through the blogging community. I love all the love and support we show each other! XOXO :)

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  6. I really need to try these. We love shrimp and enjoy cooking with it. What a great start to a Valentine's Day or any day dinner.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! Wendy really came up with a winner!

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  7. I sign below your comment about friendship and food bloggers... (wink, wink, wink...)

    and on a by the way confession type - my wok should arrive tomorrow. You might have to talk to Phil and put a very good word for me, ok?

    Karen, I love this shrimp concoction you made, it is not only gorgeous to look at, but imagining the taste makes me want to go to the kitchen and prepare it. Instead, I am waiting for my bacteria to grow to make an experiment. Such is life.

    Happy V-day, my dear!

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    1. Same to you! Hope that bacteria delivers!! =)

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  8. This shrimp cocktail looks brilliant - so bright and flavorful! Love the little bit of heat too - exactly what I need to get thru these chilly winter days :)

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    1. Thank you! I love that extra heat, and it goes so well with mango.

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  9. This looks like a great shrimp appetizer for any special occasion! I definitely want to try it...it looks delicious!

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  10. this sounds AWESOME! i just made some mango-banana puree for my baby this morning, and the mango tasted so good. now i want all things mango! :)

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  11. Hi Karen, love this. Would you like to share this with the other participants in Food on Friday over at Carole's Chatter? I have a weekly link up party – each week there is a different ingredient or theme. The current theme is Fish & Seafood
    You can see upcoming themes in one of the pages at the top of my home page. If you would like to join in the fun please schedule a reminder for each week. The collection starts at 7am Friday New Zealand time – which is probably some time Thursday your time – I do find time zones quite confusing. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Carole

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    1. Just dropped a couple of links. Love your blog!

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    2. Karen, your lovely dish is one of the features in my Need Some Inspiration post tomorrow. Cheers

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  12. What a simple and wonderful recipe! Wonderful presentation as well. This is going on my "make" list .

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  13. Thanks for sharing this at First Monday Favorites, it looks wonderful and something I'd love to try making.

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    1. Thanks Sid! I know how much you like shrimp!

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  14. This looks fantastic - beautiful presentation! Perfect for a romantic meal!

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