try this: grilled herb shrimp with mango salsa

This is one of my kids favorite meals. I have to double it and we NEVER have leftovers!! This recipe sums up why I adore Ina Garten: simple, fresh and amazing!! We just made this camping over the fire and it was soooooooooooo good!! (Not your typical camping fare, huh?)

Grilled Herb Shrimp
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium yellow onion, small-diced
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
¼ cup minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ cup good olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 pounds jumbo shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), peeled (tails left on) and deveined

* Combine the garlic, onion, parsley, basil, mustards, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.  Add the shrimp and allow them to marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or cover and refrigerate for up to two days.

* Prepare grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to prevent the shrimp from sticking.  Skewer the shrimp and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink.

Mango Salsa
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion (2 onions)
2 teaspoons peeled and minced ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño pepper (1 pepper)
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
*Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and ginger, and saute until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook, 1 minute more. Add the mangos; reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 more minutes. Add orange juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the orange juice has reduced, 3 to 4 minutes.
*Remove from heat, and stir in mint. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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Gluten Free Meal Plan via Musings of a Housewife

Recipe origin: Barefoot Contessa Parties!

About Melissa

Melissa is founder of Girlymama and co-founder of the mom fashion blog, All Things Chic. You can also find her designing blogs at Eliza Grace Design and on Twitter as Melissa Angert.


  1. 1
    Chris says:

    I will try that…perhaps you can make some of it while we are on vacation….hint hint.
    Do you have any idea what the grilling situation will be like?

  2. 2

    Can you come over an make that for me? Tonight would work. 😉


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