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Aromatic Shrimp Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Recipe by Chris Schlesinger, can be found in The Oldways Table

This dish from Chris Schlesinger is inspired by his many trips to Southeast Asia and is a beautiful and healthy mix of seafood, fruit and nuts. It embodies his signature boldness with intense flavors.

Serves 4

1 pound large shrimp (12 to 16)

2 firm mangos, peeled and cut into medium dice

1 red bell pepper, cut into medium dice

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into medium dice

¼ cup fresh mint leaves

¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves


3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons Asian sesame oil

3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground white pepper


¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts, minced

¼ cup finely diced scallions, white and tender green parts

1 tablespoon minced fresh chiles

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, poach the shrimp for 4 to 5 minutes, until bright pink and firm. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water. Cool, peel, devein and slice in half lengthwise.

  • In a large bowl, combine the poached shrimp with the mangos, red peppers, cucumbers, mint and cilantro.

  • To make the dressing, combine the fish sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, brown sugar, coriander, and white pepper. Whisk briefly. Pour the dressing over shrimp-mango mix. Toss gently.

  • To make the garnish, combine the peanuts, scallions, chiles, and ginger and toss briefly.

  • Divide the shrimp-mango mix among four plates and sprinkle the garnish mix over the top.

Per Serving:

Calories: 270

Protein: 9 grams

Fat: 11 grams

Saturated Fat: 1 gram

Carbohydrates: 37 grams

Fiber: 7 grams

Sodium: 2240 mg

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