A summer idea from Victoria Abbott here (aka Victoria and Mary Jane Maffini).
It’s late in summer and we get tired of eating the same old same old, so when old friends were coming for lunch on a steaming hot day, we gave shrimp and mango mayonnaise a try.
Shrimp with Mango Mayonnaise
For the shrimp base:
1 lb jumbo shrimp, cooked, drained, chilled.
1 avocado, peeled and cubed
½ Spanish onion (or other sweet onion) diced very fine. (we will try this with finely sliced green onion the next time)
Juice of half a lime
For the mango mayonnaise
2 egg yolks
¼ cup best quality olive oil
¼ cup canola
Juice of half a lime
Pinch of salt
2 green onions, green part only, sliced fine
Put the shrimp into a bowl,. Add the avocado cubes and the onion. Pour the lime juice over and mix, to get the lime juice everywhere. Cover and chill.
To make the mayo:
Put the eggs yolks into the bowl of a food processor and turn it on. Add the olive oil one drop at a time (use a teaspoon for control). Add the canola oil in a steady stream. Make sure it’s being incorporated.
When thick and creamy, add the lime juice.
Peel and cube the mango. Note the clever way that The Hubster discovered on how to do this in the series of photos below.
It will be juicy, so do this on or near a plate.
Add the mango cubes and juice to the mayonnaise and pulse until blended.
Some of us liked the mayo with the green onion on top. Others liked it straight. You can work that out.
Serve the shrimp on a bed of lettuce or mixed greens and drizzle mayo on top
or as a dip.
This salad was a hit and our guests declared it ‘blogworthy!
When we find and test a recipe like this (modified from another English cookbook that has been waiting years for an outing), and we like the results enough to add them to the family favorites, we feel it’s something to celebrate.
Speaking of celebrating, we're celebating the coming arrival of The Wolfe Widow, the third in our book collector mystery series. It will be out on September 2nd!
That’s less than two weeks and Walter can't wait to be in print again, but we are crazy excited.
Especially as you can Pre-order it here!
That also makes us happy!