Mango Salad with Shrimps (28 October 2015)


Since I visited Brazil for 14 years ago I dreamed about moving here. One of the reasons was the most delicious fruits that you can get or buy here. I normally buy all my vegetables and fruit on the market in my neighborhood Moema on Sunday morning. If I run out of anything I go to the local shop Feira Nova on Av. Juriti where they do home delivery. Some days ago I bought different types of mango: Red Espadinha, Haden, Pink and Tommy. I love to eat mango with a natural yogurt for breakfast or just as a desert after a light dinner. Each mango has a unique flavor and texture. I encourage you to find your favorite type.

Mango Salad with Shrimps

Servings 6

600 g mango Tommy, cut in 1,5 cm cubes
300 g fresh or frozen cleaned shrimps
2 or 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
3 or 4 sprigs cilantro, chopped
1 tsp fresh hot chili, chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
4-5 tbs fresh lime juice
1 heart of Iceberg lettuce
oil for frying
salt and pepper

In a large bowl, mix together lime juice, chili, cilantro and ginger. Add the shrimps and mix well.

Meanwhile peel the mangos and cut them in 1,5 cm cubes.

Fry chopped garlic in oil in a medium hot pot for 1 minute, add shrimps and fry very fast (2-3 minutes).

Mix the shrimps with mango and serve the salad on a bed of the lettuce. Garnish with cilantro.