Mango Mojo Shrimp

mango shrimp
National Mango Board
  • Yield: 4 servings


1/4cup olive oil, divided
1/2small yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4teaspoon dried oregano
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1small lime, freshly squeezed
1pinch crushed red pepper
1cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2cup dry white wine
2 unripe, firm mangos, peeled, pitted and diced, divided
2teaspoons kosher salt
1pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. To prepare mojo, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, and cook onion for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in the garlic, oregano, cumin, black pepper and lime juice, and sauté for 2 minutes more. Add the crushed red pepper, orange juice, white wine, and half of the diced mango, season with salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. To cook the shrimp, preheat a heavy skillet with the remaining olive oil. Over high heat, add the shrimp to the pan and sauté for a minute. Add the mango mojo and the remaining diced mango. Cook until the mojo comes to a boil and the shrimp just turns pinkish red. Remove from heat and allow the shrimp to cook through in the mango juices for another minute before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on a bed of mixed greens or with whole wheat couscous.

Recipe by Chef Allen Susser, courtesy of the National Mango Board