Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grilled Shrimp & Mango Salad

Boy oh boy!  I got a healthy and tasty meal for you! I have come to the realization that cooking healthy food means adding a lot of flavor so your taste buds become satisfied.  Healthy food doesn't have to be bland as long as you have the right ingredients to please your pallet. Here is a quick meal  that is perfect to whip up after a long day at work.  What's the best part about this meal, besides the delicious flavors? Start to finish it will be cooked up and in your mouth in 20 minutes or less.  Cheers!

Ingredients (serves approx 4)

1 lb Shrimp (cleaned)
1/2 Teaspoon of EVOO (to lightly coat shrimp)
1 Teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning (to cover shrimp)
1/2 lime (juice)
1 ripe Mango cut up
1- 1 1/2 cup of Green leaf Lettuce
1/2 cup of Arugula
1/4 cup Cilantro
1/4 diced red onion

Fire up the grill to Medium-High heat. In plastic zip lock, drizzle EVOO over shrimp to lightly coat then pour in Old Bay Seasoning. Zip bag and shake to cover shrimp in seasoning.

Place shrimp on grill and cook for only 1-2 minutes on each side (depending on size of shrimp) so they turn light pink. Be careful to not overcook. (Tip..put shrimp on a skewer for easy grilling!) Take off grill to rest and hit them up with juice from 1/2 of a lime.

Meanwhile,  plate up your greens and top with mango, red onion and to finish it off use your favorite citrus or balsamic dressing (yes, I was too lazy to make my own...don't judge).  I recommend a dressing my sister introduced me to, Old Cape Cod Sweet and Sour Poppy Seed Light dressing it is sweet and gives a nice balance to the peppery taste of Arugula.

 Tip: Mango's can be tricky to slice and dice. I score it and then cut. Make sure you use a sharp knife!

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