MTOGG: “Mango Shrimp”

meltheofficegamergirl May 2, 2013 0

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This is a Cambodian recipe!
Mango shrimp is awesome, and you should totally try it for yourself!
“Sweet meat? Savory fruit? What madness is this?!” Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s amazing. Just try it. The texture and balance of flavours in this simple dish are delicious. This recipe is super easy too. Look!

You will need:
5 cloves garlic
1 onion
2 mango
1 lime
1 lb of shrimp
potato starch (corn starch works fine too)
salt and pepper

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1. Crush and finely chop the garlic.

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2. Dice the onion.

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3. Add the onion and garlic to a heated pan (med-high heat) and add a dash of salt & pepper.

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4. Dice your mango. The easiest way to do this is to skin it first then holding it length-wise cut horizontal lines, then vertical lines (towards the pit). Cut down the meat of the mango away from you and the chunks slide right off.

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5. Once the onions and garlic start turning a golden colour, add the mango. Cook for about 5 minutes.

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6.  Add the juice of a lime (or more if your limes aren’t too juicy). Cook for another minute or 2.

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7. Add the shrimp. It is important to add the shrimp AFTER the lime juice, otherwise the flavour won’t be right.

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8. Cook until the shrimp turn bright pink, that’s when they’re done. Make sure not to over-cook them otherwise they’ll be tough and dry.

9. Mix 1 tbsp of starch with 1 cup of water and pour it into the pan.

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10. Bring to a simmer and, while stirring, let the sauce cook to thicken. Don’t stop stirring or it will clump together!

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11. Once you’ve reached the right consistency, turn off the heat, plate it with some steamed rice, and you’re done!

If done right, the sauce should be smooth, the shrimps tender and moist, and the flavour a balance of savory, sweet, and salty.

Mango Shrimp -Finished

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