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.