It’s amazing what you can do with a little Organic Mango Nectar! It’s always a family favorite straight from a glass, mixed with bubbly seltzer water, or as a key ingredient in meals–especially as a shrimp marinade and dressing to some fresh spring greens!
We break the recipe into four main parts: The Shrimp Marinade, Strawberry Mango Vinaigrette, Spring Salad, and Shrimp Skewers. We also add instructions in how to create those cute rose garnishes at the end! Feel free to play around with the recipe. Perhaps you want to do the shrimp marinade, but no salad–try it over rice. Be sure to let us know how your cooking endeavors go by posting a comment and/or photo on our Facebook Page. We love to see your creations!
*Before you get started, soak your wooden skewers in water so they are ready for the grill (we like to soak ours for at least an hour).
1/2 Cup Sun Tropics Organic Mango Nectar
1 T Sun Tropics Calamansi Juice (or juice squeezed from 1/2 lime)
1/4 Cup plus 1 T Olive Oil
1 tsp Minced Garlic (or 2 Crushed Garlic Cloves)
Dash Salt (to taste)
1 tsp Stevia or Cane Sugar
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (if you don’t like spicy, leave this out; if you love it, double it!)
1. Whisk together well all above ingredients.
2. STOP: BEFORE ADDING SHRIMP, WE ARE GOING TO SEPARATE OUT SOME OF THIS MIXTURE FOR THE DRESSING.
-Measure out and keep separate 1/4 Cup of the marinade mixture. We will use this as the base for the salad dressing.
3. Pour remaining marinade mixture over shrimp in either an airtight zip plastic bag or in a bowl. Chill for 1 hour, stirring after 1/2 hour.
Strawberry Mango Vinaigrette
1/4 Cup Marinade Base (you set this aside from the main shrimp marinade mixture BEFORE adding the shrimp)
2 T Red Wine Vinegar
3 T Mango Juice
3-4 Medium Strawberries
1. Pour into a blender the 1/4 Cup Marinade Base that you set aside.
2. Add the Red Wine Vinegar, Mango Juice, and Strawberries.
3. Puree until smooth.
*This recipe is for four, but the marinade and vinaigrette yields enough for additional servings. Feel free to adjust the amount of salad ingredients for larger servings, or to serve more guests.
5-8 Cups Mixed Organic Greens
1 Avocado, Diced
5 Medium Strawberries, Diced
1/2 Cucumber, Diced
1/3 Cup Pistachios
3 oz Feta Cheese
1. Combine all above ingredients in large bowl and toss.
2. Either toss with desired amount of vinaigrette, or serve dry with vinaigrette on the side.
20 Extra-Large Raw Shrimp; peeled, deveined, and marinated in above marinade (Feel free to double this if you love shrimp or have a larger appetite–there is enough marinade for a lot of shrimp. Just be sure to stir every half hour to coat evenly.)
5-10 Wooden Skewers (soak these in water for an hour or so before grilling)
1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
2. Skewer shrimp onto skewers.
3. Cook one and a half to two minutes per side. The shrimp will be white when it is done, but don’t overcook it–you want tender and moist, not dry and chewy!
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let us know how you liked it on our Facebook Page!
Lollipop Sticks (you can either leave yours white, or dye them green with a bit of water colored with food coloring)
Paring (or small sharp) Knife
1. As pictured below, make petal incisions around the bottom of the strawberry (be sure the cut is rather thin towards the top so it will easily fan out). Make another line of incisions so that the next row of petals above the bottom row are in between the bottom petals.
2. Using the paring knife and your fingers, spread out the petals.
3. Using the tip of the paring knife, poke a hole in the underside of the strawberry in the middle of the stem. This will make inserting the lollipop stem much easier. Then insert the lollipop stem.
4. Pat yourself on the back. You just made a strawberry rose garnish. (We told you it was easier than it looks!)