Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Masala Shrimp Cocktail with Mango Salsa

Yum

 I love a good appetizer/starter, especially if it's one you can feel good about eating.  This Masala Spiced Shrimp Cocktail with Mango Salsa blows the roof off when it comes to flavor and it is also figure-friendly.  The key is the blend of spices that coat the shrimp to give you a perfect flavor punch.  The fresh mango salsa hits all the flavor notes in your mouth and you will want a spoon to just eat it straight out of the bowl... okay maybe that was just me!  The mango salsa is perfect topper for this spiced shrimp, but can work equally well on fish, chicken and pork.   Of course if you want to make this into a meal you can add some rice such as my Sri Lankan Fragrant Yellow Rice and it will compliment the shrimp and salsa.  


 Ingredients:
30 large shelled and deveined shrimp (with tail left on)
1 tsp of fresh ginger-garlic-paste or 1 large clove of garlic grated and 1/2 inch of ginger grated
1 tsp of curry powder ( I recommend McCormick Brand available in US)
1 tsp of garam masala powder
1/2 tsp of paprika
1/4 tsp red chili powder or cayenne powder (to taste)
1/4 tsp of turmeric
salt to taste
2 tsp of canola oil

 Directions:
Clean shrimp by removing the shell and the vein down the back. Keep the tail intact.  Then marinate shrimp with spices, salt, ginger and garlic for 10 minutes. 
 Note: If you are using frozen shrimp you can thaw it in the fridge overnight or for quick thawing place in a colander and allow cold water to run over it for a few minutes. 


Heat a large frying pan with 2 tsp of canola oil on medium heat. Once oil is heated add shrimp. Do not over crowd the pan. You will have to fry it in two or three batches.  Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes.  Allow shrimp to drain on a paper towel before serving. If your shrimp is not salted enough, sprinkle a little salt now while they are still hot.  Serve hot or warm.  Enjoy.



 


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32 comments:

  1. Your presentation of this delicious unique seafood appetiser is awesome! Ihave seen them at fancy parties (in movies ;)
    They never look as beautiful and tempting as yours!
    Wow :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  2. Your presentation is so pretty. I have never had shrimp cocktail in a martini glass but I think it is so glamorous. Is there how you served the kids? :)

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  3. Lovely presentation dear...

    Sirisfood.com

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  4. Agreed the presentation are beautiful,,,simple dish but flavorful,,,I want one glass please :)
    Ridwan

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  5. Omg, wat a super tempting presentation,fantastic cocktail.

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  6. Oh, what a gorgeous presentation, Ramona!!! This could easily be my dinner!!! SO yummy. Hope you're enjoying your weekend...got my sister to the airport and my youngest to the Prom...busy, fun day :)

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  7. My husband would absolutely love this. Seriously! So gorgeous too.

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  8. Oh, Ramona, you've always got me drooling at the different dishes you make. This one is no exception :-) It looks wonderful!

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  9. I love how you have styled this. I'm so hungry for it right now I can't bear not making this.

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  10. It's so hot out today, this would make the perfect dinner! I love your idea of eating it as a meal, but to keep it figure friendly, I would love to toss it with some lettuce and eat it as a salad! I think this may go on the menu for this week, I have all of those ingredients. Thanks for some dinner inspiration!

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  11. Ramona this looks tasty and colorful. Love those mangos. I have some guests in from out of town so sneaking in a few moments before everyone gets up. This would be a perfect appetizer for later in the day. Happy Sunday.

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  12. That salsa looks so yum,,nd flavorful,,.:)

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  13. Yum - I'm totally loving recipe!! Such beautiful photos, Ramona.

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  14. Yum! These look lovely. Beautiful presentation and what an incredible burst of flavours.

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  15. The shrimp say "summer is here"! The salsa says fresh, fresher, freshest! Great recipe.

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  16. Oh Ramona...this is outstanding! You know how much I love shrimp, especially YOUR shrimp recipes. And the spiciness of the shrimp paired with the cool mango salsa is just perfect! Beautiful pictures, too! (I had to pin this on my shrimp favorites!)

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  17. Pairing it with masala shrimp is just genius. I'm totally making this over the weekend.

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  18. Ohhh... shrimp with masala and mango, everything to make my taste-buds tingle and mouth water :-)

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  19. Oh my! The shrimp looks absolutely perfect, Ramona! And the mango salsa - yum! Congratulations on Top9!!!

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  20. Shrimp? Mango? And Indian spices? The perfect trio!

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  21. Just made your recipe for dinner!!!! Delicious and spicy!!!bravo!!!!

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  22. Wow that looks amazing! Great pairing as well. Great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  23. Oooo what a fancy version of shrimp cocktail! LOVE IT! :D

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  24. What a delicious sounding dish and I love how colorful it is.

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  25. Yay for shrimp Ramona! I LOVE your shrimp dishes. This is a beautiful appetizer though I think I'd love to have this as my main meal! And I'm already thinking of other ways to use that luscious mango salsa! : )

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  26. I would have to make a main dish size for me because an appetiser size would be too small. Lol! What a great recipe Ramona, you always make me hungry. Love the mango salsa too!

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  27. A taste of the tropics and I have all the spices on hand!!

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  28. Hi ramona cud u please tell can I add any curry pdr bcoz I can't find out the one u mentioned it in UK.. Please... I desperately would like try it since it is very appealing ... Thanks.

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    1. Hi Lakshmi, Try any brand of curry powder you enjoy the taste of... I'm sure it will be fine. Hope you enjoy the shrimp dish. :)

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    2. Thank you so much for the reply.... Will sure give it a try ...

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