I'm sexy and I know it! I can't think of a better combination then shrimp, fresh mango and roasted corn with a hint of lime and cilantro topped with chili pepper and mayonnaise.....now that's hot! Wait, I didn't add the mayonnaise! But you could not taste the difference.
I first had a similar combination of this at a feast in Brooklyn. A Mexican family was selling grilled ears of fresh corn smothered in mayonnaise and sprinkled with lime and cotija cheese and chili powder. I could not believe the joy I got eating this corn. In fact, I don't remember much more about the feast. In any event, this corn is called Elote. I have made my own version over the summer during BBQ's but without the mayo. Here I used similar ingredients but I added a few things and changed the mayonnaise to sour cream.
Shrimp, Mango and Roasted corn lettuce cups
Servings: 3, serving size: aprox 6-8 shrimps each, Smart points: 8, Calories: 235.2, Total Fat: 12.9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 56.5mg, sodium: 850mg, Carbs: 23.6g, Fiber: 3.4g, Sugar: 10.2g, Protein: 9.5g
- 1/2 pound of Medium shrimps (peeled and deveined)
- 2 Tbsp of olive oil
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1/2 lime juice fresh squeezed
- 1 large corn ear (or frozen)
- 1 cup fresh mango
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- 1/2 cup chopped red sweet pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- Boston lettuce/ Iceberg works too
- 1/4 tsp of chili powder
- 1/4 cup of low fat sour cream
- 1/8 tsp of cumin
- 1/8 tsp of oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
1. I cooked my shrimp in a skillet with a little water and salt no oil for about 3-4 minutes no longer, do not overcook or they will taste rubbery. remove from heat and place in cold water with ice so they don't continue to cook. set aside.
In a small skillet cook oil, garlic, salt, chili powder for about 1 minute then add the lime juice. remove and set aside
preheat a large non stick skillet and over medium to high heat. add the corn without stirring, let it cook for about 2-3 minutes until kernels are browned and pan roasted. stir and cook one more minute. remove from heat. place the corn in a large bowl.
Next we want to make a sauce that will replace the mayonnaise. Combine the sour cream, cumin, oregano and salt & pepper. mix well.
Now add all of the above ingredients into your bowl of corn. mix the ingredients and you are almost done.
place 1 or 2 lettuce leaves on the bottom of the cup and scoop in your mix. Sprinkle with cotija cheese, and garnish with cilantro. You could add more chili powder if desired.
Luv it Doreen... your pics are coming out great too!ReplyDelete