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