Sweet and Spicy: Mango Chipotle Shrimp

| September 8, 2009 | 4 Comments


Months and months ago, I made this shrimp dish. Then I made it again for a dinner party. Then I promptly misplaced the recipe, so I was unable to share it. So, these darned photos have been teasing me all along as I tried and tried to remember what the heck was in the dish.

A spate of cleaning this weekend cleared all that up. I found the recipe — and about a dozen other things that I thought were lost forever. Behold the power of decluttering.

Without further ado … this tasty shrimp dish is both sweet and a little spicy. Perfect for an appetizer (think toothpicks!)  or served over rice noodles, it’s a great combination of flavors — and the chipotle pepper powder (I use Penzey’s brand) packs quite a punch.


Mango Chipotle Shrimp
serves 4

1 1/2 cups mango nectar
4 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder (look in spices section)
sea salt and pepper
1 lb shrimp

Whisk together mango nectar, lime juice, chipotle pepper, salt and pepper. Add shrimp. Let marinate at least 1 hour (I usually start the shrimp from frozen and marinate for 4 hours).

Preheat a large skillet. Add the shrimp with the marinade. Cover and cook until shrimp are cooked through

Remove the shrimp from the skillet and continue to boil marinade until thickened — about 5 minutes. Spoon sauce over shrimp and serve.

Category: Seafood

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Sounds like a perfect quick dinner on the fly – yum!

  2. Amy says:

    Love the ingredients in this. Mango is a perfect sweet fruit to balance out the heat from Chipotle flavor. Delish.

  3. Mango and chipotle together… nice combo for shrimp. I love it!

  4. Wow- I cannot wait to try this. And I happen to have a jar of Penzey’s chipotle powder, which I LOVE, in my pantry. Clearly a sign that this is a blog I will want to follow…

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