Mango Mojo Shrimp


Serving Size:  4


  • 1/4 c. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small lime, freshly squeezed
  • pinch or dash crushed red pepper
  • 1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 2 large unripe, firm mangos, peeled, pitted and diced, divided
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 lb. jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined


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.

 To cook the shrimp, preheat a heavy skillet with the remaining olive oil. Over high heat, add the shrimp to the pan and saut 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.

Prep Time:
10 minutes

Additional Information

Category: Entree
Recipe Source: Chef Submissions
Submitted By: Chef Allen Susser