Make Ahead

Pomelo Mango Shrimp Salad

May  2, 2012
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This Pomelo Mango Shrimp Salad is big on flavour and nutrients. Poached shrimp is a great seafood to enjoy without breaking the bank. Pomelo is my trusty standby for citrus salad. It tastes like a sweeter version of grapefruit yet the pulp is sturdy enough to be broken into chunks without spilling juice all over the place. Its crunch is also very lovely. This native southeast Asian fruit is commonly used in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. I decided to take my salad down that culinary direction with addition of sweet champagne mango, cilantro, scallion, and basil tossed in an oil-free dressing made with fish sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, and Sriracha. It’s a refreshing combination. —DessertByCandy

What You'll Need
  • 0.5 pounds shell-on shrimp (I used 31/35)
  • 0.5 pomelo
  • 2 champagne mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped on a diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon small basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha (or to taste)
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil in a small saucepan. Cook the shrimp for approximately 2 minutes or until they turn orange and just firm to touch. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Peel and half the shrimp, set aside. You can prepare the shrimp up to a day ahead and store in fridge.
  2. To prepare the pomelo, score the very thick peel with a knife and remove peel. Gently remove all the membrane by the segment and break the pulp into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss together shrimp, pomelo, mango, red pepper, scallion, cilantro, and basil. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients to make a dressing. Toss salad with dressing and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve immediately or store in fridge up to 6 hours.
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1 Review

koechin February 18, 2013
Bought my first pomelo and was looking how to use it in a salad. This was absolutely delicious. I had everything except the mango in the house and just too lazy to go out again.mi just used the whole pomelo and just loved the flavor and texture combination. Next time I will get the mango, promise. Thanks for a unique take on shrimp salad.