Taiwan: Mango Shrimp

Taiwan | May 12, 2015 | By

Mango is big in Taiwan. They grow all over the country and when they’re in season, people do a lot of cooking with them. This recipe is a great example of contrasting flavors and textures. The shrimp is crispy from a dredge in potato starch and a quick fry in oil while the mango is soft, slippery and a little funky. Everything comes together in a creamy mustard and lemon sauce. We served it over rice and with a side of spicy, stir-fried green beans. This dish is pretty unusual and really good.

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Taiwanese Mango Shrimp
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb jumbo shrimp - shelled, deveined and butterflied
  2. 1 cup sweet potato starch(corn starch will work too)
  3. 2 eggs, beaten
  4. salt
  5. 2 mangos, cubed
  6. 3 tbs mayonaise
  7. 1 tbs dijon mustard
  8. juice of half a lemon
  9. lime zest
Instructions
  1. Dip shrimp in egg and dredge in starch
  2. Repeat and fry until crispy and discard oil
  3. Turn off heat
  4. Mix mayo, mustard and lemon juice and pour into hot pan,
  5. Add mangos and stir
  6. Add Shrimp and serve immediately over rice
Adapted from Taiwan Duck
Adapted from Taiwan Duck
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