Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mango Dressing

November 2009
Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mango Dressing

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 2 mangoes, 1 1/2 cut into matchsticks
  • 1 shallot, peeled and quartered
  • Grated peel of lime, plus 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled
  • 1 1/2 pounds jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 1/2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  1. Preheat a grill pan to medium-high. Using a blender, puree the 1/2 uncut mango, shallot, lime juice and 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Thread the shrimp onto skewers. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until opaque, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the jicama, cilantro, mint, lime peel and mango matchsticks with the dressing. To serve, sprinkle with the peanuts and top with the shrimp skewers.
Tip How to Prep a Mango
  • Stand the mango on the stem end. Cut off the round halves, keeping your knife parallel to the large, oval seed in the center.
  • Cut a crosshatch pattern into each half with your knife, being careful not to cut all the way through the skin.
  • Press on the skin side of the mango to "pop" out hte mango cubes, using a small knife to help remove them from the skin.