1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1 cup) Serves 4.
What do you do when you have spinach and shrimp left over from savory Greek shrimp skewers? The key to not tiring of repeat ingredients is to steer your meal in an entirely different culinary direction. Take a hint from ripe, in-season mangoes, and use them to build on a tropical theme. Sauté shrimp in lime juice, garlic, and cayenne for a little Latin spice, then coat them in a sunny-themed cilantro and mango purée to offset the heat. With lime-pickled onions adding some acid and bite, you've got a plate of brand-new, exciting flavors. Make this tonight when you keep reading.
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from about 8 limes)
8 ounces baby spinach
1 large mango (about 1 pound)
10 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1 cup)