Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Fresh herbs and fruit add a tropical twist to this inventive hors d’oeuvre.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”10 min” cook_time=”5 min” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

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  • 1 medium ripe mango or 2 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 12 cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • Basil sprigs, optional


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a blender or food processor, combine the mango, basil and lemon juice; cover and process until blended. Pour onto two serving plates; set aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Skewer two shrimp each onto six 4- to 6-in. metal or soaked wooden skewers, forming a heart shape.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Cook in a large skillet in butter over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place over mango sauce. Garnish with basil sprigs if desired.[/step-item]


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