This one-pan stir-fry is an Indian feast of sweet shrimp, perfumy mangoes and spicy basil. It's guaranteed to evoke dinnertime oohs and ahhs. Carbs are a time-tested way to take the pop out of the heat, so make sure you have plenty of aromatic jasmine rice to go with this fiery dish. Use prepeeled shrimp to make preparation a breeze.

Raghavan Iyer
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Toss shrimp with salt, cayenne to taste and turmeric in a medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; place the shrimp in a single layer and cook until the undersides turn salmon-pink, about 1 minute. Flip them over and cook for 1 minute more.

  • Add mango, scallion greens and basil and cook, stirring, until the shrimp is just cooked and starts to barely curl, 1 to 2 minutes.


Tip: How to cut a mango:
1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife.
2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice
the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces.
3. Turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side.
4. Cut the fruit into the desired shape.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 16.5g 33% DV; carbohydrates 12.2g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.7g 7% DV; sugars 8.9g; fat 5g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 142.9mg 48% DV; vitamin a iu 1284.5IU 26% DV; vitamin c 27.3mg 46% DV; folate 64.5mcg 16% DV; calcium 89.4mg 9% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 37.8mg 14% DV; potassium 307.2mg 9% DV; sodium 791.6mg 32% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

Reviews (18)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Super quick and easy to make. Very tasty. We serve this with some wild rice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made yummier by screwup I was in a hurry to throw this together and just dumped the spice mix in a bowl. Looked good. Smelled good but was so spicy that I started hiccuping. I put it all back in the pan and poured in some coconut milk. After simmering it was amazing. Still a bit spicy but the flavor much improved for not many more calories. I used frozen mangoes and add more onions red peppers and snow peas. Really good! I'll make again. Easy ingredients to have on hand or in the freezer to make a fast classy dinner. Pros: Easy and ingredients can be kept on hand for a quick dinner Cons: Needs more veggies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Flavorful colorful recipe that is easy to whip up quickly. The picture posted doesnt do the recipe justice. My boyfriend loved it and basically ate 3 servings instead of saving it for our work lunches tomorrow. I used more cayenne pepper for more kick and threw in some paprika to add to the sweetness a little. I also accidentally had a little of cumin in there by accident but it worked out well. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Fast easy good but needs more Made this last night and was quite impressed with the very tasty flavor from so simple a set up (just 3 ingredients on the shrimp?!). The turmeric helps subdue any strong shrimp flavor so you get a pleasant savoriness from them. It was certainly quick and easy and my only complaint is that I really wanted there to be some more liquid with the dish. We served it with pineapple rice and just wished for a little more sauciness to the shrimp. Plus there was all the nice fond on the pan that could have been brought up for flavor. If I make again i would add a splash of water broth or maybe even white wine to help in that regard. Pros: Quick simple tasty Cons: a bit dry Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious & great starting point The shrimp is delicious; I rarely marinate shrimp in advance of throwing it into a pan and this was worth it. The cayenne was super spicy and worked well with the mango. I also added a red pepper a yellow pepper a red onion and some lime juice. Also served this for 2 because let's be real... 183 calories is NOT dinner! Made some couscous with extra fresh basil and lime juice mixed in. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious Made this tonight for dinner. It was delicious. My boyfriend normally hates any type of seafood but the spices in this dish completely erase any type of fishy taste. I changed the recipe a little and used 2 mangoes and extra chili powder. I also simplified it by buying the pre-cooked shrimp so all I had to do was heat everything up and it was ready to go in a few minutes. Really fast to make I will definitely make this again. Pros: Great heat and taste Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Refreshing filling with a little kick I thought this recipe was awesome. The seasoning on the shrimp is definitely the highlight. I don't like super spicy foods so I used the lower amount of cayenne. It had a good kick without being too hot. It would be fantastic on a bed of rice. Pros: Easy to make. Only 5 Weight Watcher Points. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing bright flavors! I am so glad I tried this recipe! I made it as written except I used those teeny popcorn sized shrimp so they were already bite sized and no tails to worry about. I also didn't have tumeric but I don't think it needs it. I can't wait to make this again. I found frozen mango that I hope works as well (made the first time with fresh). The frozen mango would make it possible for me to keep the main ingredients on hand and not worry about a fresh mango going bad or not being ripe enough. The sweet and spicy combo was just right for me but it does have a kick so use less cayenne if you're sensitive to spicy foods. I made this with couscous (cooked with low sodium chicken broth) and it was amazing! I actually ended up mixing it together on my plate. It reheated very well for lunch the next day. I think I'll try this with pineapple (adding to or subbing for the mango) as one reviewer mentioned for a little variety and I could also see subbing the shrimp for chunks of chicken breast. This is a must try recipe in my book. Yum! Pros: Quick easy delicious! Cons: Some may need to tone down the spice. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
One of our all time favorites! The picture does not do it justice. Its far more vibrant and colorful looking. It was easy to make and I served with a brown rice/quinoa blend. My kids and husband raved about it so much that I am making it twice in one week. Pros: Quick healthy spicy tasty flavorful Cons: not for kids who don't like spice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The whole dish was done on a large skillet on the BBQ.(too hot to cook inside) I used frozen mango as fresh mango is often hard to come by up north. (Manitoba Canada) The frozen mango gave it a buttery texture. This one is a keeper!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Have fun with it! I wish I took a picture but the dish turned out delicious and beautiful! I didn't have cheyenne so I used crushed red peppers instead and added some mushrooms. We had it on quinoa. Healthy and YUMMY! Enjoy!:) Pros: You can add and swap Cons: Leftovers were not so great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love this! A new staple. This is excellent spicy sweet and healthy. I use this with a small can of curshed pineapple when no mangoes are available. Delish! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fab Dinner made this for dinner and it was great although a little spicy. Next time I'll use less cayenne. We topped with fresh avocado and had brown rice on the side. Pros: Easy quick healthy Cons: Spicy Read More
Rating: 2 stars
tumeric is one of the best medicinal spices we can utilize... having reached this recipe via link promoting the benefits of using spices I wonder how one can benefit from the 1/16 tsp of tumeric- per serving. the article spoke of western diet not having enough spices to ward off cancer/alzheimer's etc and then links to recipies with teeny amounts of the beneficial ingredient.... I dont get it! Pros: its about the tumeric Cons: is there enough? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really enjoyed this recipe for it's simplicity and use of turmeric (which is amazing for you) and light flavors. Make sure you get a good mango mine was from wal-mart and didn't taste all that great. I will continue to purchase them organic from now on since they come out tasting much better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make and had very good flavor! I have never used Tumeric before so I was not sure what to expect. I only used a 1/4 tsp of the Cayenne and it had just a little bite of heat. I may add more next time. Very delicious with a lttle Basmati rice on the side. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This has become one of my favorite recipes. It's incredibly easy if you use peeled shrimp and delightfully tasty. I brought some to work today for lunch and several of my coworkers commented on how good it looked and smelled. "Hey will you make lunch for me too?" Well no but I'll give you the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious mix of flavors This was great. Here in southern CA it's easy to find great mango. But if you're stuck look for mango slices in syrup in a jar in the produce section. Read More