Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce Recipe
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Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce Recipe

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Instead of serving cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, prepare this simple basil sauce and top it with tender cooked shrimp. It's a fun and fancy appetizer. —Ken Hulme, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 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
  • Basil sprigs, optional

Nutritional Facts

6 each: 186 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. Skewer two shrimp each onto six 4- to 6-in. metal or soaked wooden skewers, forming a heart shape. Cook in a large skillet in butter over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Place over mango sauce. Garnish with basil springs if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2002 , p186

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 219677
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Great recipe! So cute too!"

instcollector User ID: 5781020 54905
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I served this at my Valentine dinner party, and everyone raved about it. It is not only beautiful on the plate for presentation, but amazingly delicious!! HIGHLY recommend!"

kfredericksen User ID: 3142376 54949
Reviewed May. 5, 2009

"This sauce sounds like it would make a great marinade prior to grilling the shrimp. Has anyone tried it that way?"

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