Friday, April 27, 2012

A Tropical Kind of Shrimp Scampi

We LOVE Shrimp Scampi but now that the weather is warmer, I wanted to add a tropical twist to it. So tonight, I made Shrimp Scampi with Peach Mango Sauce along with Coconut Rice! It's still got the buttery taste but also some brightness from the fruit. As for the coconut rice, it couldn't be easier. Just substitute half of the water for unsweetened coconut milk and cook it just like any normal rice. It comes out so flavorful and creamy, you'll think you're eating coconut risotto! Best Friday night dinner EVER!


1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 c chopped onion
1 c Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4 oz) diced peaches, drained
1 can (4 oz) diced mangos, drained
1/4 tsp Chipotle powder
1/4 tsp Chili powder
1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, minced
Rice, for serving


1. Heat oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes, until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

2. Add tomatoes, peaches, mango, Chipotle and Chili powder. Bring to a boil.

3. Add shrimp and garlic. Cook 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring frequently. Serve over rice.

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