Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Sauce

Garlicky, smoky-sweet shrimp from Lois Ellen Frank
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Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce
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The trick with these shrimp is to let them marinate with the sliced garlic for at least a couple of hours or up to overnight.

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Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Sauce

Recipe adapted from Lois Ellen Frank

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus marinating time

Cook Time: 2 to 3 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes, plus marinating time


For the Shrimp:

2 pounds shrimp, shells and tails removed

½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon chipotle chile powder or chipotle seasoning

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives

For the Mango Dipping Sauce:

2 cups (about 1 pound) frozen or fresh ripe mango

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Pinch kosher salt


1. Make the shrimp: In a large mixing bowl, combine the shrimp with ½ cup of the olive oil and garlic and toss. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or, preferably, overnight.

2. While the shrimp is marinating, make the mango sauce: In a blender, purée the mango, honey, lime juice and salt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Makes 2 cups.

3. Remove the shrimp from the refrigerator and discard the garlic. In a separate bowl, mix together the chipotle chile, salt and pepper. Combine the spice mixture with the shrimp and toss to coat.

4. In a very large cast-iron skillet or sauté pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until it's hot but not smoking. Add the shrimp and cook in a single layer until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and transfer to a platter with the mango sauce and garnish with chives before serving.

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