Spinach Salad with Spiced Shrimp and Mango
Mango multitasks in this quick weeknight meal. Cool slices contrast with just-seared shrimp, and the remaining fruit that clings to the pit makes a sweet-tart nearly nonfat dressing when pureed with lime juice.
- Servings: 4
Photography: Marcus Nilsson
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007
- 1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes)
- 8 ounces baby spinach
- 1 large mango (about 1 pound)
- 10 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Combine onion and 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice. Cover, and let stand for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Place spinach in a large bowl. Peel mango. Cut along both sides of the pit to create two portions of mango. Slice each portion lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Add to spinach.
Cut remaining mango from pit, and puree in a food processor or a blender with remaining 1/4 cup lime juice (you should have 1/2 cup puree).
Strain onion and add to spinach, reserving juice. Toss shrimp with reserved lime juice, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook until soft, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add shrimp mixture, and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes. Add mango puree, toss, and heat through. Add cilantro. Remove from heat, and toss with spinach, onion, and sliced mango. Serve immediately.