Shrimp with Mango & Basil

February/March 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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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.

"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,...
Shrimp with Mango & Basil

17 Reviews for Shrimp with Mango & Basil

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.

Easy and ingredients can be kept on hand for a quick dinner

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.

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.

Quick, simple, tasty
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.


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.

Great heat and taste

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