Sauteed Shrimp With Mango Salsa

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I recently saw this recipe for mango salsa made on an episode of The Barefoot Contessa. This particular show was featuring "healthy" recipes for a change, and this version of a mango salsa simmered on the stovetop, then finished with fresh herbs sounded quite good. The original recipe had seared tuna steaks served over the salsa, but I chose to mix in some sauted shrimp as well. Also, on the show, Ina garten uses fresh mint leaves, but I prefer to use a mix of fresh cilantro and basil, just to be different.

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  • add   1 tablespoon olive oil
  • add   1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • add   1-2 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
  • add   2 diced yellow onions (about 1-1 1/2 cups)
  • add   2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • add   2 ripe mangoes
  • add   1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • add   1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • add   2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • add   1 1/2 lbs shrimp or 2 tuna steaks
  • add   2 teaspoons fresh cilantro or basil or mint (your choice)


  1. Saute olive oil, onions, and ginger in a large saute pan over emdium low heat for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for another couple minutes.
  3. Next, add the diced mangos and simmer over low heat for another 10 minutes.
  4. Ad orange juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper and jalapeno.
  5. Simmer on low for another 10 minutes or until orange juice is reduced, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from hea an add the fresh herb of your choice (cilantro, basil or mint).
  7. For shirmp: Peel and devein shrimp, and toss with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Saute in a pan over medium high heat until pink about 7-10 minutes.
  9. For tuna: preheat saute pan over high heat.
  10. Saeson tuna steaks with salt and pepper on both sides.
  11. Sear steaks for 2-3 minutes on both sides, until outside is browned, but the inside is still rare.
  12. Serve with mango salsa!