Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Rachel's Caribbean Shrimp & Mango Salad

1 lb. medium shrimp (shelled and deveined)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons butter
1-15 oz. can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 red, orange or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin slices
1 ripe mango, peeled and cubed
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
1 tomato, diced
Mixed greens
1/2 cup Citrus-flavored vinaigrette dressing


¾ cup Raspberry Vinaigrette
¼ cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
Dash of cayenne

Pat shrimp dry with paper towel.
In a medium-sized skillet, melt butter; add garlic and cook for a few minutes.
Add shrimp to butter/garlic mixture and cook over medium heat until done (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Remove from skillet and place in large bowl.
Add remaining ingredients (use only 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette) except mixed greens.
Toss to combine.
Just before serving, gently toss with mixed greens.

My Notes: I got this recipe from Rachel (my step-daughter) in 2002. She made it for us when we were in Virginia visiting our 10-day-old granddaughter for the very first time.

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At 4:16 PM, Blogger Lynne said...

This looks really good. I'll have to try it soon.

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Kristen said...

This looks like a great salad.

A few weeks ago I spent some time reading through your blogs about Rachel. What a tragedy... I can't imagine the pain that you all have experienced dealing with what appears to be a senseless tragedy. Thanks for the glimpse... it helps me to remember how precious each and every moment should be.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Les said...

Lynne & Kristen - It really is a wonderful summertime salad. My only complaint is that I always seem to struggle with the mangos. I don't have trouble peeling them, but when it comes to cutting the fruit part away from the middle, it's very tough - almost as if it isn't quite ripe all the way through. Other than that, it's an easy recipe.

Kristen, thanks for your kind words about Rach. It's been a tough couple of years and the 2-year-anniversary is coming up on the 28th. Yes, death is a stark reminder of how very precious life truly is.


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