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This colorful and healthy shrimp recipe cooks in less than 6 minutes. The fresh mango, lime, and avocado make this Spicy Shrimp and Mango Salad a tasty and refreshing summer meal.

Recipe by Health June 2006


Credit: Sang An

Recipe Summary

15 mins
6 mins
21 mins
Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 4 shrimp, about 2 1/2 cups salad, and 2 tablespoons dressing)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare grill or broiler, or have a ridged grill pan ready to preheat. Combine shrimp and bell pepper chunks in a medium bowl. Add fish rub or Cajun seasoning; toss to coat lightly. Thread shrimp and bell pepper (alternately) on metal or bamboo skewers (the latter presoaked in water); coat with cooking spray.

  • Arrange lettuce, avocado, and mango on 4 large plates. Combine salsa, chutney, and lime juice; mix well. (Salads and dressing can be prepared up to 2 hours before serving; chill separately.)

  • Put shrimp skewers on medium-hot grill, under broiler 4 inches from heat, or in grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until shrimp are opaque. Remove shrimp and peppers from skewers; arrange over salads. Drizzle salsa mixture over salads; top with cilantro, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

257 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; protein 21g; carbohydrates 26g; fiber 6g; cholesterol 168mg; iron 5mg; sodium 632mg; calcium 90mg.