How to Make Blackened Shrimp and Mango with Red Alaea Salt
Sea salt is known for being a healthy, flavorful alternative to refined table salt. Because it is unrefined, it contains all of the healthy minerals and trace elements that are lost during the refinement process. Red Alaea Salt from Salts Worldwide is a specialty red sea salt from the Hawaiin Islands. It’s unique flavor and vibrant color makes it an ideal accent to any dish. Try Blackened Shrimp and Mango with Red Alaea Salt!
Red Alaea Salt is traditionally harvested from the Pacific ocean by solar evaporation. This allows the salt crystals to form with the trace minerals intact. Its distinctive red color comes from the Hawaiian volcanic clay which is called “alae.” This salt is Kosher and 100 percent natural. It has a shelf life of 10 years when stored properly.
In this recipe, the Red Alaea Salt adds a distinctive flavor to this Cajun inspired dish of succulent blackened shrimp and juicy mango.
Ingredients for Blackened Shrimp and Mango with Red Alaea Salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon Salts Worldwide Red Alaea Salt
- 1 tablespoon ground dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 lb large Gulf shrimp, raw, unpeeled
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3-4 mangos, sliced
- 18 skewers
Directions for Blackened Shrimp and Mango with Red Alaea Salt
- Mix paprika, granulated garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, Salts Worldwide Red Alaea Salt, thyme, basil, and oregano in a small dish. Set seasoning mix aside.
- Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the shrimp and coat them thoroughly.
- Dredge the shrimp in the seasoning mix. Place the shrimp and mango onto skewers as desired.
Place Red Alaea Salt on table to allow dinner guests to add salt to taste to their skewers. This salt nicely complements the sweet flavors in the shrimp and mango. For an optional twist, consider quartering limes and serving them on the side. Guests can squeeze the lime over their skewers for an added punch of flavor. The bitter lime pairs well with the Red Alaea Salt.