Monday, February 19, 2007

Els Made our Valentine's Day Happier

Last summer, we were on a pineapple shrimp kick.

At that time, Els sent us a recipe for one of her summer favorites, Shrimp Salad with Mango.

We hadn't had a chance to try it yet but had it tucked away for a special occasion.

I took the day off on Valentine's Day to volunteer for Sam's class's party. We brought fresh berries and home made whipped cream for the class. We had some for dessert too.

While I was shopping for those ingredients, I thought the mango looked good and found some shrimp on sale.

So I decided this was the night to
give Els' recipe a try.

We loved it.

I had to make a couple of small changes but here is her recipe the way I made it if you'd like to give it a try it.

1 mango, cut into small pieces
2 green onions, chopped
Juice from 2 limes
Baby romaine lettuce
1 handful chopped coriander (cilantro)
1 tsp. arachide oil (we used grape seed oil)
Few drops sesame seed oil
Cooked shrimp

Put the mango in a bowl with the lime juice. Add green onions and mix. Let sit for about 20 min. Saute shrimp in grape seed oil. Add curry powder to taste. Now mix everything on a big platter and at the last minute add the sesame seed oil. Mix with your hands and ENJOY!! (Note: Els' recipe called for a chopped jalepano w/o seeds to be added to the mango, lime, green onion mixture. I was planning to follow these instructions but the mango hid in my shopping basket and didn't make it home. I'm sure that would have been good but we thought it was fine w/o it too.)

Thanks so much for making our dinner lovely, Els. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. We love you.

1 comment:

Carma said...


That sounds like a great summer dish. (Or California dish)
I might need to try it.