Blackened Shrimp With Spicy Peach Mango Salsa

shrimp with peach mango salsa
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Makes 4 servings
Julie Love, Port St. Lucie, Florida
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This recipe for Blackened Shrimp With Spicy Peach Mango Salsa won first prize in the 2022 Garden Guide Recipe Contest for peaches. Tasters loved the combination of succulent shrimp, juicy peaches, and sweet and spicy flavors. Congratulations to Julie Love!


2 peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1 lime
pinch of cayenne pepper

In a bowl, combine peaches, mango, jalapeño, and onions. Add oil, lime juice, and cayenne and stir to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate. 


1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons peach preserves
1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil
chopped fresh cilantro and lime slices, for garnish

Place shrimp in a bowl. Add blackening seasoning and cayenne and stir to coat. Add peach preserves and mix to incorporate. Let sit for 15 minutes. 

Place an enameled skillet or flat grilling pan over medium-high heat. Warm oil, then add shrimp. Without moving them, allow shrimp to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until a slight caramelization develops. Flip and repeat until fully cooked. 

Serve over rice or in taco shells. Garnish with cilantro and lime slices.

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