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Succulent Shrimp Shooters with Mango Sauce

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Jun 20, 2020
Succulent Shrimp Shooters with Mango Sauce
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Shrimp Shooters with Mango Sauce: Here are awesome, elegant shooters appetizers inspired by Spanish Cuisine. With the best flavor combination and ready in under 15 minutes, these grilled shrimps with mango Sauce is an easy to throw together appetizer that can be served over anything! Easily prepared ahead and chilled, making them perfect Spring, Summer, and anytime party favorites.

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Ingredients list for the Shrimp Shooters

  • 6 raw shrimps
  • 1 mango
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan pepper (or pink peppercorns)
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (3/4 inch – 2 cm) peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Some herbs for garnish: basil or fresh thyme

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Directions

1. To make the shrimp shooters recipe: Peel the mangoes and remove the core. Cut the first one into 16 small cubes and puree the second in a blender. Keep aside.

2. Shell the shrimp, keeping only the tail.

3. In a large skillet, heat the oil and roast peppercorns and fennel seeds until the mixture becomes fragrant. Then add the garlic clove cut in half and the shrimp. Brown for ten minutes, stirring regularly. When shrimp is cooked, add grated ginger and sea salt; stir for 2 minutes then let cool.

4. Pick two grilled shrimps and a mango cube on a toothpick; repeat the same process with the rest. Fill 1/3 of mini verrine glasses with the mango puree, then arrange the toothpicks inside the glasses. Grate the zest of lime over and garnish with a few basil leaves. Refrigerate the grilled shrimp shooters until serving.

Quick tips for the shrimp shooter tapas:

  • Buy shrimp (or prawns) already deveined, shelled and cleaned, your meal preparation will be much faster.
  • Frozen shrimp is okay for this recipe, but fresh wild-caught shrimp tend to have better flavor.
  • You can use shrimp with tails on or off.

How long do I cook shrimp in the skillet?

This shrimp tapas recipe cooks FAST, over-cooked shrimp is rubbery, tough and not pleasant to eat at all.
Cook the shrimp stirring frequently, until the shrimp is nice and pink and opaque. This will usually take 2-4 minutes.

How to Make Shrimp Tapas

With simple ingredients you may already have on hand, you can create the easiest and flavor-packed Shrimp tapas!

  • Fresh ginger: Don’t go for the powder ginger use fresh ginger for the best flavor.
  • Basil: substitute with fresh cilantro or basil if you don’t like basil.
  • Garlic: You could use garlic powder instead of minced garlic if you prefer.

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