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Mango Shrimp Pitas Recipe

Mango Shrimp Pitas Recipe

Mango, ginger and curry combine with a splash of lime juice to coat this juicy, grilled shrimp. Stuffed in pitas, the shrimp combo makes for an easy-to-hold, fabulous entree! You could also serve on a bed of rice for a less casual presentation. —Beverly O'Ferrall, Linkwood, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mango chutney
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 8 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the chutney, lime juice, ginger and curry. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Thread shrimp onto four metal or soaked wooden skewers. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill shrimp, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning frequently.
  • 4. Fill pita halves with lettuce, tomato and shrimp; spoon reserved chutney mixture over filling. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita half equals 230 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 138 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.