Sunday, June 7, 2009

Grilled shrimp with mango rice

I chose this recipe because the colorful picture caught my eye, and it sounded like a fun flavor combination. To get started, I prepared the marinade for the shrimp, which is a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, ginger, curry powder and cayenne. I put the shrimp into the marinade and got to work on the rice.

The rice is cooked in coconut milk and water – I went with brown basmati rice, which worked perfectly. After the rice is cooked, it gets tossed with diced mango, red pepper and shredded carrot.

mango, carrot and red pepperThe rice is finished off with lime juice and a combination of fresh herbs – green onion, cilantro and parsley. I know it sounds like a lot of ingredients, but you can cut everything up in advance and simply toss with the rice before serving. I also think you could get away with skipping one or two of the herbs if need be.

The shrimp get threaded onto skewers and grilled. They cook through very quickly, so keep a close eye on them.

grilled shrimpFor serving, the shrimp skewers are placed on a bed of the mango rice. The slight spiciness of the shrimp goes really well with the sweetness of the mango. I loved the tropical flavors in this dish.

grilled shrimp with mango rice

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures! Great composition which can be matched probably only by the taste of this wonderful looking dish.

Cathy said...

Amazing pics Sara! I love the idea of mango rice - I'll have to give it a try.

The Food Addicts said...

i love your post on mango rice. that's something i have to definitely try. congrats on being part of the foodie blogroll's FFF (so am i!).

Tracey said...

I love how colorful this dish is too! Great pics and the combination of flavors sounds terrific! Luckily I have some shrimp sitting in the freezer :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

The combination of flavors must be like a great explosion in the mouth. I love this recipe for the summer. wonderful photos too.

Donna-FFW said...

Sara- This sounds wonderful, both the marinade for the shrimp and the mango rice, delicious. Colors are so pretty.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the flavor combination and you have such an amazing photo.Very colorful.

Elra said...

Absolutely sounds delicious Sara. Love that glowing charcoal photo. No wonder your shrimp look so good.

Selba said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fresh, flavorul & fabulous! A delightful meal!

cheers,

Rosa

Jamie said...

Sara, that is one beautiful dish. I love shrimp and this really pulls them into summer!

Cakelaw said...

Delicious! And the colours are amazing. The perfect summer dish.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Feel like indulging right now....yummy....

nora@ffr said...

yum yumm shrimps!! sara ye dish look delish.. m sure gonna try this :) btw excellent photography as usual.. well done!! :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm crazy for mangos and also love shrimp, although I don't care for the farm raised ones. This is gorgeous. I'll have to give this a try.

I enjoy the My Recipes also. Get some great ideas there.
Sam

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Looks wonderful. I love the taste of grilled shrimp.

Barbara Bakes said...

Love the pictures! What a great colorful meal!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Gorgeous pictures Sara-I love how colourful it is and I happen to love shrimp and mango together. It looks so summery!

Robin Sue said...

The rice cooked in coconut milk sounds so good. Love the colors on the blue plate. Talk about a blue plate special!

Leslie said...

mango rice...oh I am loving that!

Netts Nook said...

Sara this looks mouthwatering. I love using mangos, and coconut milk in the rice what a winner dinner.

Sean said...

Great pictures and another dish well done! I have some mangoes left over from last week I'll have to give this one a go when I get the chance!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Wow! This one seems almost Indian-inspired. Fantastic pics as always, and love the color combination. Very appetizing!

Kevin said...

That mango rice sounds really good and I can always go for shrimp!

finsmom said...

Mango Rice?!?! What a tasty sounding concoction!

Debbie said...

That dish looks delicious!!! Mango rice sounds great!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I've made coconut rice before and am so addicted to it! I'll have to try your version, which is definitely more kicked up.

Soma said...

LOVE those colors Sara, what a beautiful platter. I made grilled shrimp with mango salsa a couple of days back. The mango rice sounds very very flavorful. I do cook rice with coconut milk... & do add raw mango, but never made it this way. This has to be my next backyard pary dish:-)

Jenna said...

i LOVE shrimp! this looks like an amazing combo.

Lori Lynn said...

Been seeing a lot of mango recipes lately. This is great, love the idea of mango rice!
LL

Lynda said...

This looks amazing, Sara! The flavors sound wonderful and your picture are beautiful! I'll have to try this one.

Cheryl said...

That sounds and looks amazing, I love the colors!

Stacey Snacks said...

great minds think alike.
I made a grilled shrimp w/ mango salsa this weekend....delish!

doggybloggy said...

Mango rice? I was going to say how can grilled shrimp get any better - well I know now - mango rice!

Christina Kim said...

The perfect summer dish!!

stephchows said...

MMMMM the mango rice is calling my name!

The Duo Dishes said...

This is one of those dishes where you want to cram a bit of everything on the fork for that great mouth explosion of flavor.

Angie's Recipes said...

Mango rice sound incredible......The pic, as always, so beautiful.

Marta said...

I can see why it caught your eyes, it looks glorious! You've done a great rendition :)
I love grilling shrimp, the slight charring adds so much to them!

pigpigscorner said...

I want a plate right now! The rice sounds amazing!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love that rice! I want to make that now. Great flavors all around.

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Three words: mmmm mmmm mmmm :-D

oneshotbeyond said...

looks simple, light and healthy...perfect for summer! :-)

Monica H said...

This is so colorful and vibrant- the epitome of summer!

Chef Fresco said...

Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! We have a ton of shrimp in the freezer and might just have to try this recipe :)

Juliana said...

Absolutely love it all, the shrimps and the mango rice. I really like when fruit is added into dishes. Great combination of flavors...and the colors are just amazing. Love it!

Diana said...

I looove grilled shrimp! My dad actually bbqed some for our dinner last night! I bet it would have been fantastic with that mango rice. Looks great!

girlichef said...

Wow, the colors are just stunning and the flavors...omg...want it!

Cassie said...

GORGEOUS photos, and the shrimp looks amazing! So colorful! YUM!

Ingrid said...

While I may not comment on each and every post your photos are wonderful! So clear and the colors always so vibrant!

Now this looks like a dish I can manage and my kids would enjoy! Thanks!
~ingrid

Claudia said...

Not only is the finished product beautiful - but the prep is equally gorgeous. Love the spring June flavors. And if Spring ever returns to MN, I shall try this. Mango and shrimp? What's not to like?

noble pig said...

The shrimp on the grill makes me feel like summer.

Kerstin said...

The rice is so colorful and looks super tasty too! And I love grilled shrimp - yum!

Bridgett said...

Mango Rice, now that sounds amazing! This is a great refreshing summer dish for when the weather get really hot. I will be trying this.

nora@ffr said...

sara ye grilled shrimp with mango rice tasted rili good.. m gonna prep this again for tomrws dinner :)

mamakd said...

I love shrimp, especially when it is grilled! The colors in this dish are so vibrant and fresh. So delicious!

Chef E said...

Great coal shot! I want shrimps, but have not see any worthy of a recipe...it is great weather for that mango rice too...

5 Star Foodie said...

The mango rice sounds incredible and the grilled shrimp goes perfectly with it! Wonderful flavors!

Colleen said...

Beautiful pictures - this looks delicious!

teresa said...

I am always blown away with how pretty your dishes are! This looks fantastic!

Helene said...

Your pictures are so nice. Delicious dish.

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

Oh wow...this sounds heavenly. Your photography is also stunning. So glad I came across your blog...I love it! All the best to you!

Natashya said...

Such gorgeous pictures, I love all the colours and flavours going on.

kiss my spatula said...

that looks simply delicious! perfect for summer, can't wait to give it a try!

Reeni♥ said...

The rice is just divine cooked in coconut milk with all those lovely flavors! The shrimp marinade is a perfect match for this. Spicy and sweet-what a great dish!

Sophie said...

What a beautiful feast, colorful and flavorful, I bet. Wish I could have this for lunch :D.

Jan said...

What a fabulous combination, the spicy shrimp and the sweet rice - lovely.

Hillary said...

What a perfect summer dish! Love the huge shrimp!

Becky said...

Beautiful photos and the dish sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing them.

Julie said...

That looks really amazing!

nandini said...

lovely pics.... totally inviting and gorgeous.

Kevin said...

That mango rice looks nice and colourful and good!

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