Mojito Shrimp

Mojito Shrimp | Sure, you can drink all those yummy ingredients, but try them on shrimp. Yum! www.LiveBest.info

Sure you can drink a mojito but why not use all the favorite flavors in this shrimp recipe? Mojito Shrimp is an easy Mexican shrimp dinner. Cheers, er, Yum!

This shrimp recipe uses ingredients that are easy to find, plus it’s quick to assemble and cook which is just what you want when you have a crazy busy night or want to invite some folks to dinner.

pineapple mango jalapeno

Mojito Shrimp gets a bath from pineapple and mango

Mojito Shrimp

The ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled, fresh or 1 cup frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen, canned or fresh fruit or juice
  • 1 lime, use the juice and zest
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • fresh mint for garnish
  • cooked rice

Mojito Shrimp poured in a bowl

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a red bowl of mojito shrimp

How to cut a mango

  1. A mango can be a challenge to cut until you know to cut around the large, flat seed in the center. Wash the fruit, set it on a cutting board and slice lengthwise about 1/4-inch off of center, so your knife runs along one side of the seed. Repeat on the other side. You’ll end up with two “cheeks” of flesh.
  2. Use a small, serrated paring knife to cut around the mango between the skin and the fruit. The knife shouldn’t penetrate the skin.
  3. Cut a tic tac toe pattern.
  4. Push the skin up, so it turns inside out. The flesh will pop up and you can trim the cubes away from the skin.

How to tell if mango is ripe

To buy mango, choose it based on firmness and when you plan to eat it. Color does not indicate ripeness. Squeeze the fruit gently. A ripe one will give slightly. Mangoes ripen at room temperature, becoming sweeter and softer over several days. To speed up ripening, place them in a paper bag at room temperature.

dicing mango

Dicing mango

Mango Salsa

Another option is to mix a salsa with the remaining mango and pineapple, some black beans, chopped red pepper, jalapeño, a couple tablespoons of lime juice and cilantro.

Or try Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa!

I have some tips on cutting a mango here.

Seafood solutions, a favorite find

I’ve heard from readers that they get confused when they try to buy fish. To make sure I have fish on hand, I’ve been ordering fish for home delivery via Vital Choice, an online retailer selling wild-caught, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood such as halibut, tuna, shrimp and lobster.

I love convenience, so knowing that I can get delicious, healthy, eco-friendly seafood delivered to my door makes life so much easier to have these things on-hand in my freezer. Vital Choice has a loyalty program where you get points for every dollar you spend, redeemable for discount coupons.

I met the owner at a nutrition conference where we were able to talk about his business. Before founding Vital Choice, Washington State native Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years fishing Alaskan waters for salmon, herring, and other regional species. His goal is to bring those fish and their health benefits to a larger market, while fishing responsibly to preserve the sustainability of wild fish and seafood. All of the Vital Choice seafood is certified sustainable either by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the State of Alaska’s Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) program, or Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.

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Mojito Shrimp

Sure you can drink a mojito but why not use all the favorite flavors in this simply lovely dish? Mojito Shrimp. Yum!

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove, blender
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Ingredients

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  • 1 mango, peeled, fresh or  1 cup frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple, frozen, canned or fresh fruit or juice
  • 1 lime, use the juice and zest
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • fresh mint for garnish
  • cooked rice

Instructions

  1. Combine mango, pineapple, lime juice and zest, jalapeños, garlic, salt, pepper and rum in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a shallow glass or stainless steel pan combine shrimp with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Over medium-high heat, heat the oil in a wok or skillet. Drain the shrimp, reserving the marinade.
  4. Add shrimp to hot pan and cook them just until they change color and start to turn pink, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  5. Pour the marinade into the pan and cook until the liquid reduces by half. Return the shrimp to the pan and simmer until they are cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with cooked rice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 300

Keywords: Shrimp, quick shrimp recipe, how to cook with pineapple and mango

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Comments

  1. I heard that interview w. him Splendid Table too and was pleasantly surprised by it! I’ve been to Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas and I only know his Van Halen songs (love “Right Now.”) And this recipe looks glorious – combining one of my favorite foods with one of my favorite drinks!

    1. Author

      Hi Marisa, I used a cup of fresh pineapple and pureed it, but because it’s a marinade, there is a lot of room for flexibility.
      Judy

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