Fun fact, did you know that mango skin is related to poison Ivy? I found out the hard way years ago after I developed a rash on my hands and face from devouring a case of mangoes. Maybe that isn’t such a fun fact.
It’s hard to beat a perfectly ripe and juicy mango. Delicious on their own but they are also perfect partners for seafood. Mango salsa cools the palate from the spice in this recipe. Save a batch of seasoning for a super easy weeknight meal and don’t be afraid to venture into another type of seafood, this would be good on salmon or a meaty white fish.
*recipe adapted from MyRecipes
1-2 mangos, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 red onion, diced
salt to taste (garlic salt is even better)
2 lbs large raw shrimp
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoon Jamaican Jerk spice mixture **recipe below**
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Combine the first 5 ingredients together and set aside.
Toss shrimp (tails on or off it’s your meal) with olive oil and spice mixture, mix to coat. Heat large skillet or grill pan over medium high heat. Add coconut oil, when hot add your shrimp. Cook 3 minutes per side or just until shrimp turn pink.
Serve on a bed of mango salsa. Coconut rice would be a wonderful team player.
**JAMAICAN JERK SPICE MIXTURE
1/3 cup paprika
2 tablespoons ground allspice
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well, store in an air tight container.