Monday, June 22, 2009

Mango And Shrimps Salad With Pineapple Vinaigrette

I have been searching around for a special salad recipe and finally I found one that is refreshing and appetizing ! I tweak it a bit to suit my taste :)). This salad will compliment the pan-seared salmon which I am going to cook for my better half , on this special Daddy’s Day :)) This mint- scented pineapple vinaigrette goes well with the mango, shrimp , Japanese cucumber and red onion rings. Thumbs up for this salad.

using a food processor, blend together the fresh pineapple, mint leaves

this is salad is refreshing...the mint goes well with
the pineapple....Mmm
mint scented pineapple vinaigrette to die for :)

this is the pan-seared salmon with fresh thyme
and olive oil which I cooked for Daddy,
the salmon was beautiful cooked....
a special treat for Daddy's Day :P

the salad goes well with salmon...

the baby pototoes was yummilicious too
a meal cooked with love always taste better...rite?

Mango, Shrimps & Salad With Pineapple Vinaigrette ( serves 2 )


10 shrimps

1 Japanese cucumber- diced
1 big red onions- sliced into rings – pickled with 1 tbsp of lime juice
2 ripe mangoes – diced
a few mint leaves for garnishing

To prepare the shrimps
4 cups of water
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
a few black peppercorns

Bring 6 cups water and next 4 ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add shrimp, and simmer until opaque in center, about 2 minutes.

To prepare the Mint-scented Pineapple Vinaigrette
Blend together in a food processor

1 wedge of fresh honey pineapple – diced
a few mint leaves
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of sugar

Using a food processor, blend together the fresh pineapple, mint leaves .Sieve out the excess juice and add in the olive oil and sugar to the minted pineapple mixture.

To prepare the salad
Mixed together the diced mango, Japanese cucumber, shrimps and red onion rings and the pineapple vinaigrette till well combined. Garnish with a few mint leaves. Chill in the fridge till ready to serve.

To the Piggies' Daddy

"Thanks Daddy for being there for us always :))
Our displinarian, our mentor and our friend
I hope you had a wonderful Daddy's Day and suffered enjoyed the meal I cooked (",) "



  1. The salad sounds so delicious !!!!!! And refreshing for hot weather too !!!

  2. A wonderful Father's Day meal! I'm sure that 'Daddy' enjoyed it. I love the pairing of shrimps and mangos, and mint and pineapple - I'll have to try it out!

  3. OMG Elin.-..that Salmon looks soooo good. ..Delicious! In fact, everything looks great. You choose the cream of recipes...and each and every one looks so yum. Thank YOU for sharing.

  4. @ maybelle's mom : :) yup very refreshing indeed.

    @ Joanna : oink oink...just drool and slurps from the screen for the time being lol!

    @ Tangled Noodle : You have to try it out...juz nice for summer :)

    @ Nur Diyanah Magness : Hi, yup yup it was yummilicious with that very refreshing salad! You are welcome.. I love your blog...those gorgeous cakes...drooling ^ *

  5. mamamiya....the panseared salmon looks terrific!

  6. How thoughtful and loving of you to plan such a sumptious meal for your other half! Btw, congrats on being the Foodbuzz daily top9!!!

  7. @ Angie's Recipes : Yess...Angie, the salmon was just cooked and the meat melts in the mouth... I enjoyed the salmon! But not sure about the other!

    @ FoodForTots : Hi, Thanks :))))

  8. Woooooooooowwww!! This vinaigrette looks truly extraordinary, what a magnificent idea!!!!


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