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Monday, October 17, 2011

10/17/11- Shrimp in a Fruity Salsa

Mango pineapple salsaHere's a tasty Paleo recipe combining shrimp and a mango salsa.  For those of you that get a little sick of protein thrown on top of a salad, this recipe adds a little variety and a bit of sweetness to a healthy Paleo dinner. 

Shrimp in Fruity Salsa

Serves 4

Shrimp and marinade ingredients

  • 2 tbsp paleo cooking fat like coconut oil or clarified butter;
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice;
  • 2 tsp lime zest;
  • 1 tsp ground cumin;
  • 2 tbsp ground coriander;
  • 20-24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined;
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced;

Fruit salsa ingredients

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped;
  • ½ mango, cubed;
  • ¾ cup pineapple, cubed;
  • 3 tbsp ground cumin;
  • 2 green onions, chopped;
  • 1 tsp lime zest;
  • 1 tbsp lime juice;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the ingredients that make up the marinade. Toss in the shrimp and make sure all of the shrimp is evenly coated. Allow it to sit for approximately 15 minutes.
  2. In a separate large bowl, combine the lime juice, lime zest and cumin. Once thoroughly mixed, add the green onions, pineapple, mango and bell pepper. Mix until the seasoning is evenly distributed.
  3. Heat up a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the cooking fat and coat the pan. Place the shrimp in (you may have to cook in separate batches). Allow the shrimp to cook on each side for approximately 4 minutes total, until just cooked. Try not to overcook them as they easily become rubbery.
  4. Once the shrimp is all cooked, add it to the fruit salsa and combine well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This is a very filling salad, so do not feel as though another dish is necessary to complete the meal. However, it would still side nicely with a simple steak.

**This recipe came from a great website for Paleo recipes,  If you want the basics of Paleo or need to add a little variety to your Paleo menu, the website is a tremendous resource.***

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