Save on Pinterest

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

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


  • 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


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

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • sugarcrystal
    Feb 4, 2015

    Great recipe! So cute too!

  • instcollector
    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
    May 5, 2009

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