Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp Stir-Fry

I love incorporating sweet, juicy fruit into my recipes, especially when they help me calm down spicy flavors like in today’s sweet and spicy shrimp.

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango. Imagine my excitement when I teamed up with the National Mango Board to bring you this recipe, one that is not only delicious but has very fond memories of my upbringing in Spain.

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

As many of you know, I spent a lot of time in my grandmother’s kitchen as a young adult. Many of the recipes in my websites and cookbooks were inspired by the lessons I learned cooking with her. What I’ve never shared before, however, is that she spent twenty years living in South America where she learned to cook with fruits, like mangos.

While fresh mango fruit is great, she loved that as the fruit cooks, its sweet juices release into the food to bring delight to the palate. My grandparents lived on the east coast of Spain, yards away from the beach. As you can imagine, fresh seafood was abundant and this recipe was inspired by a much simpler version of hers, to which I added a little spice.

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

Since I love the sweet and spicy food profiles, I had to add a little bit of chili paste to give the recipe a little kick. When I make this recipe for my kids, however, I cut down the chili paste to just half a teaspoon; which is why in the recipe you’ll see that mentioned in the notes.

What I love about mangos is that they pack a nutritional punch in just 100 calories per cup. They provide 100% of vitamin C, 35% of daily vitamin A, and lots of fiber.

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

I typically buy at least 3-5 mangos at a time because when I start cutting these, my kids steal a slice or two and by the time I need the mango chunks to cook, they are nearly all gone! What’s great is that mangos take a few days to fully ripen at room temperature and then you can move them inside the fridge to slow down the ripening. Check out how to cut a mango and how to store a mango.

But what if you have an overly ripe mango that is screaming to be eaten? You can add it in a smoothie, make mango popsicles, create a delicious salsa, and cook it – of course!

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

What I love about this recipe is that eating it makes you feel like you should be somewhere tropical, like some other place other than your kitchen, in your yoga pants with your hair up in a bun – oh wait, that’s just me nearly every day. With each bite, I take a journey into my grandmother’s kitchen, where I can still feel her presence and hear her singing as she cooked.

What is your favorite way to enjoy mangos?

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp Stir Fry

What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons sriracha (chili paste)
  • 1 pound large raw, deveined shrimp with tails removed
  • 1 large, fresh mango, peeled and cubed
  • Steamed white rice, for serving
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish
  • Chopped green onions for garnish
  • lime for garnish

Instructions

  1. In alarge skillet over medium heat, heat up oil. Add onion and sauté, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, and stir. Add shrimp and toss to combine. Once the shrimp are pink and cooked, add the mango chunks, and stir to incorporate into the stir fry, until warmed and juices release.
  2. Serve over a bed or white rice, sprinkle with shredded coconut, and green onions. Squeeze lime just prior to serving.

 

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What I love about this sweet and spicy mango shrimp stir fry recipe is that it comes together in just 20 minutes and the spicy kick is balanced out by the sweet mango.

 

Leave a Reply 39 comments

Alex - May 23, 2017 Reply

Mangos make the best smoothies! They give them a creamy texture without having to add dairy. Our favorite is strawberry mango- just blend up frozen strawberries with mango and that’s it. So simple and so good.

Jenna - May 24, 2017 Reply

I had two mangos on the counter and made this last night on a whim (with frozen shrimp). It was AMAZING!!

Lubelia HIll - May 24, 2017 Reply

I’ve been making mango popsicles since you shared your recipe last year. They are so good!

    Laura Fuentes - May 24, 2017 Reply

    YAY! Those are my favorites!!!

Jessica - May 24, 2017 Reply

I usually make a dish that is similar with chicken. will have to try it with shrimp! thanks for the recipe. it’s much simpler than the one I use.

Anna - May 25, 2017 Reply

I made this last night and served over cauliflower rice. It was great!

Matt - May 25, 2017 Reply

I don’t eat shrimp but this would be great made with chicken. Thanks for the idea!

Madeline - May 25, 2017 Reply

Leftovers taste even better the next day Laura! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

best financial planners - May 28, 2017 Reply

Fantastic post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

Nita Wilkerson - May 28, 2017 Reply

Never tried cooking with mangos. However, I love eating them and this recipe looks wonderful so will try.

Rachel - May 28, 2017 Reply

The only way I’ve ever eaten mango is as cut up fresh fruit. I love sucking the fruit off the seed after cutting it all up. Probably thanks to memories of doing this with fresh from the tree mango as my dad cut it up for my bro and I in South Florida. I’d love to try cooking with it!

Tara Kalinowski - May 28, 2017 Reply

Peach mango salsa! Yummy!

Lori Easterwood - May 28, 2017 Reply

I love to eat mangoes freshly sliced, just picked while still warm from the sun.

Barbara - May 28, 2017 Reply

I like to eat mangoes as a side at breakfast and also with rice and chicken casserole.

Malinda - May 28, 2017 Reply

I love mangos and coconut sticky rice. I can’t wait to try this shrimp recipe. Sounds really good!

Lee Anne Boyd - May 28, 2017 Reply

I love just eating a mango cut up into chunks, but I will have to try this recipe with the shrimp. It sounds fun.

Ashley - May 28, 2017 Reply

I love mangos! I regularly eat them fresh but also really enjoy mango salsa on chicken or shrimp tacos.

Sylvia Baker - May 28, 2017 Reply

Oh my word! I cannot wait to make this! We usually eat our mangos plain or in a salsa but this looks amazing!

Jennai - May 28, 2017 Reply

Mango-Coconut Pound cake is my very favorite way to use mangoes!

Miranda Matheson - May 29, 2017 Reply

I need to remember to incorporate more mangos into our weekly menus. They are amazing fruit that my family would all love, but I knowing when they are ripe and remembering to add them to my list is something I am guilty of. This recipe sounds amazing, so I’m adding it to my menu for the week. Thanks for motivating me to step outside my box! 😉

Barbara - May 29, 2017 Reply

I add chopped mango to our homemade yogurt. I will have to try your recipe.

Kristina Weischadle - May 29, 2017 Reply

We go crazy for mangoes in my family! My 3 kids jockey for who gets to chew on the mango pits. This shrimp recipe will be a hit!

Christine - May 29, 2017 Reply

Mango Mojitos 🙂 Simply refreshing.

Melissa - May 29, 2017 Reply

Once I cut a mango I usually can’t make a recipe with it because my family swoops in and eats it all!

Djanira - May 30, 2017 Reply

I like to eat mangoes with natural yoghurt

Kathleen Kiyak - May 30, 2017 Reply

I have a mason jar salad that includes Mango’s that is my favorite! It gives a great contrast to something spicy like jalapenos.

Marion - May 30, 2017 Reply

Our family loves making mango fruit roll ups and tropical smoothies, esp the little ones.

Be - May 30, 2017 Reply

Mangos are my absolute favorite! My hubby and children love them as well. I slice them and eat them with a little chili powder or in popsicles or in smoothies. I don’t cook with them at all but I’m going to make this shrimp recipe bc I also LOVE shrimp!!!!

    Laura Fuentes - June 2, 2017 Reply

    Congratulations Be!! You are the winner of the case of mangos 🙂 Check your email for details from Stephanie@MOMables.com

Sarah bellew - May 31, 2017 Reply

I made this recipe and it was GREAT!

Debbie - May 31, 2017 Reply

This recipe looks WAY better than the Thai shrimp I get at my local restaurant (they make it with mango) and I can’t wait to try it!

Mary Lou - May 31, 2017 Reply

I have never eaten mangoes except in smoothies and just cut up fresh, but I cannot wait to try this recipe. I love dishes that feature cooked fruit. Yum!

Stephanie - May 31, 2017 Reply

This recipe looks delicious!

Elena - May 31, 2017 Reply

I just bought mangos to make this tonight. I can’t wait!

Deidre - May 31, 2017 Reply

I love mango in my smoothies. Never thought about cooking with mango!

Heather - May 31, 2017 Reply

I love to eat mangoes any way, really! I think fresh is best.

teresa - May 31, 2017 Reply

Our cut mangos never make it to a recipe. My family always eagerly waits as I start to get ready to cut them. The recipe sounds delicious, though. Maybe i will sneak a few away to make the dish !

Patsy - June 2, 2017 Reply

Love to eat them straight, but mango chutney is my second favorite way!

Louise M - June 2, 2017 Reply

I can’t wait to make this! I buy frozen mangos all the time for smoothies. I live in Michigan and fresh mangos aren’t always available.

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