Monday, September 5, 2016

Spicy Shrimp Salad with Mango

I am an avid maker of chutney, as you all know. I'm sure when I talk about chutneys and provide you with a yummy recipe, most of you probably just glaze over and move on. My guess is that you do so because you think it is solely for use with Indian food. You couldn't be more wrong. Chutney is a wonderful, spicy-sweet condiment that can be used in many ways to pep up even the most mundane of dishes.

Over the weekend I turned two beautiful
Melissa’s Keitt Mangoes into mango chutney. I did so in order to make this recipe for Spicy Shrimp Salad with Mango. Without the chutney this is just another shrimp salad, with the chutney it is sophisticated, flavorful, and exotic. It gives it that certain je ne sais quoi that makes it both delicious and memorable.

 Spicy Shrimp Salad with Mango
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 Tablespoon mango chutney
½ cup chopped celery
4 ounces peeled & cooked medium shrimp, coarsely chopped
Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves for garnish, optional

Whisk together mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, Cajun seasoning, and chutney in medium bowl to blend. Stir in celery and shrimp. Season salad to taste with salt and pepper. (Salad can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Serve on a bed of lettuce, between slices of cheese bread, or make lettuce wraps. Yum!
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Marigene said...

You have the most interesting recipes...I have tried most of them and not been disappointed. This is another one I will be trying. I have never made chutney because I am not a fan of raisins, but this does sound good. I know I won't find currants locally so will just leave them out...everything else I usually have on hand. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits, never had them cooked, either. Thanks for posting great recipes on a regular basis, Pattie.

Summer said...

This must be really delicious! Looks really good ♥

Sandra Lee said...

A few years back I made chutney and loved it. I look forward to trying your recipe. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

Miz Helen said...

Your Salad looks delicious, I love the combination of Shrimp with the mango. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Ana Sullivan from The Lost Apron said...

This looks absolutely amazing. I like the idea of the cheese bread. Visiting you from Katherines Corner.

Tai East said...

Sounds delish and looks so good! Can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing, Love! GOD bless you! :-)