Sauteed Shrimp With Mango Salsa

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I recently saw this recipe for mango salsa made on an episode of The Barefoot Contessa. This particular show was featuring "healthy" recipes for a change, and this version of a mango salsa simmered on the stove top, then finished with fresh herbs sounded quite good. The original recipe had seared tuna steaks served over the salsa, but I chose to mix in some sauted shrimp as well. Also, on the show, Ina Garten uses fresh mint leaves, but I prefer to use a mix of fresh cilantro and basil, just to be different.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute olive oil, onions, and ginger in a large saute pan over medium low heat for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for another couple minutes.
  3. Next, add the diced mangos and simmer over low heat for another 10 minutes.
  4. Ad orange juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper and jalapeno.
  5. Simmer on low for another 10 minutes or until orange juice is reduced, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and add the fresh herb of your choice (cilantro, basil or mint).
  7. For shrimp: Peel and devein shrimp, and toss with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Saute in a pan over medium high heat until pink about 7-10 minutes.
  9. For tuna: preheat saute pan over high heat.
  10. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper on both sides.
  11. Sear steaks for 2-3 minutes on both sides, until outside is browned, but the inside is still rare.
  12. Serve with mango salsa!


Most Helpful

Great use of seasonal fruit along with locally grown produce! I used little red onions, chili peppers (2/3 of one, they're hot!) and garlic from our organic farmer's market, as well as quite a bit of fresh lemon basil--like 1/2 cup. I went heavy with the ginger, I had some frozen that I grated, and it went well with the orange juice. I agree with Chia, this was more like a sauce, not a salsa, which is most often not cooked, but the cooked sauce was still good on the tuna, and a tiny bit of pasta on the side. Interesting and healthy!

Suse40 July 25, 2010

This was a wonderful dish. The mango salsa was a perfect accompaniment to the sauteed shrimp. I'll defnitely make this again.

NorthwestGal November 26, 2008

this is quick and easy to prepare.lovely summer colors. i tried it with tuna also. i think i would have preferred the salsa uncooked, this came out more like a chutney to me.

chia July 24, 2005

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