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Salsa for herbed grilled shrimp?

CindyJ Sep 1, 2012 08:29 AM

I'll be grilling shrimp tonight and I'd like to make a salsa to go with it. The shrimp will be marinated in garlic, herbs and olive oil. I'm thinking about a sweet salsa -- maybe mango or pineapple. Does anyone have a recipe to offer? Thanks!

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  1. weezieduzzit Sep 1, 2012 08:38 AM

    I've never used a recipe for salsas like that- I just chop and add and taste and season and taste....

    Mango, pineapple, red onion, a little finely minced jalapeno or serrano, s&P, etc. is a go-to for shrimp in this house but the beauty of an impromptu salsa is that you can use what you have that suits your personal taste.

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      Dirtywextraolives Sep 1, 2012 08:44 AM

      I use a similar salsa as above, with some cilantro, honey & fresh oj in it as well.

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        valerie Sep 2, 2012 06:22 AM

        It might be too late, but for future reference, this mango salsa is very good.

        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

        1. CindyJ Sep 2, 2012 07:41 AM

          I saw lots of consistency in the recommendations you provided so I chopped up some fresh pineapple, mango, jalepeno, red onion, cilantro and red bell pepper. I grated some lime zest over it and squeezed the juice of half the lime into the bowl. Mixed it all together and it was delicious. Thanks!

          Ya know what...? I need to cut myself some slack regarding "recipes" and just allow myself to be guided by my intuition.

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          1. re: CindyJ
            jmcarthur8 Sep 2, 2012 07:46 AM

            That same salsa is really good over grilled salmon, too. I think the cilantro and the jalapeno really make the flavor of the salsa over-the-top wonderful.

            1. re: jmcarthur8
              foodeditormargaux Sep 2, 2012 07:54 AM

              This salsa is easy as A,B,C :

              8 ounces of Mango Preserves, or Orange or Pineapple Preserves
              2 ounces of Sherry or Dry white wine
              2 tsps. White, Rose, Black and Green freshly ground pepper
              2 ounces grated horse radish

              Combine thoroughly and refrig. 2 hours.

              Serve at room temperature.

              It is specifically nice with coconut grilled shrimp in beer.

              Have nice Labor Day.

              1. re: jmcarthur8
                splatgirl Sep 2, 2012 09:22 AM

                + black beans to the mango/pineapple/pepper/onion/cilantro scheme outlined above, excellent with chips.

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              LJS Sep 2, 2012 09:27 AM

              My favourite salsa for seafood is a variation on the pineapple theme. Simply add cold, cooked, chopped beats in equal amounts to finely chopped fresh pineapple. Toss with salt, fresh coriander and lime juice. Allow to blend for at least 1/2 an hour or up to 2 days in fridge. You can use canned alternaitves for pineapple and beets, too. Also great with chicken. Looks stunning on any plate.

              1. EricMM Sep 2, 2012 09:45 AM

                This is what I've been doing lately-
                Fresh corn scraped off the cob
                Finely chopped red onion
                Chopped peach or mango or pineapple
                Finely chopped cucumber
                cilantro
                lime juice
                fish sauce
                hot pepper.
                Mix them all together, let it sit a few minutes, then enjoy!
                (This summer I have been using my home grown naga viper and jolokia peppers because they also have such great flavor. I just cut open the pepper, remove the seeds, and put it the salsa for no more than 5 minutes, as these are very, very hot, and the idea is for it to be spicy, not overwhelming. I also have Butch T peppers, but they are way too strong for even a minute in the mix.)

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