ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Jerk Shrimp in Mango Sauce Recipe

Updated on March 25, 2010

Everyone Loves Mangoes!

I have never met anyone who didn’t like mangoes – they’re a universal fruit.

Well, here’s a very easy meal that showcases mangoes and tropical flavors, and if you have some jerk sauce on hand, this can be made in a matter of minutes.

I think a homemade jerk sauce is the way to go here – homemade jerk sauces have more body and taste – I love the little bits of ginger and chili and garlic that remain after the puree that add interest and surprise, but a bottled jerk sauce that you like will also work well. If you’re interested in making your own easy jerk sauce, here is a good jerk sauce recipe.

Jerk Shrimp in Mango Sauce

This is a very easy recipe – actually, it’s more of a technique than a recipe, so you won’t find exact quantities listed below, just a list of ingredients and simple instructions for making this dish

  • A couple of mangoes
  • Salt
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Some jerk sauce
  • Some peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Tortillas or good bread to eat this with


  1. First, make the mango sauce – Cut the mango in half and use a spoon to scrape out all of the flesh out of the skin and from the pit. 1 mango will make enough sauce for about 2 people, so use as many mangoes as you need.
  2. Once you’ve scraped all the mango ‘meat’ from the fruit, transfer it to a blender and puree until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and then add lime juice until the sauce tastes sweet/tart. Since mangoes vary greatly in their sweetness, I can’t give you much of a quantity guideline here, just give it a good squeeze of juice, and then taste and then squeeze and another pinch of salt and then taste…until it tastes good to you!
  3. OK – sauce done, it’s time to sauté the shrimp. I think about 1/3 of a pound of shrimp meat is about right per person – so get as much shrimp as you need ready and give it a little sprinkling with salt.
  4. Heat up a heavy fry pan over medium high and add in a splash (1 Tbls or so) of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot (Shimmering) add in the shrimp and fry for a minute or two on both sides…How long will depend on the size of the shrimp.
  5. Once the shrimp are almost but not quite cooked through, add in a generous splash of jerk sauce – about ¼ cup per serving and let the sauce heat through as the shrimp finish cooking.
  6. To serve, spoon the mango sauce on a plate in a pool in the center of the dish and spoon the shrimp in jerk sauce into the center of this mango sauce pool. Serve with good bread or flour tortillas on the side, so that people can scoop up all the tasty saucy bites to come.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)