Recipe courtesy of Norma Shirley

Jumbo Shrimp with Sugar Cane Logs and Mango Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 shallots sliced thin

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped

1 /2 stalk lemon grass

1 cup chicken stock

1 1/2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar

1/2 large mango, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons sugar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

16 jumbo shrimp

5 logs of sugar cane, cut into 4 to 6 inch sections and halved

Blanched leeks

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. In a medium-size saute pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and sweat the shallots, garlic, ginger, and lemon grass. Saute 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add the chicken stock, vinegar, mango, and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce to 1/2 the original volume. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree. Strain the mango puree over a saucepot through a fine sieve. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Assemble the shrimp in between 2 pieces of sugar cane and tie the logs sandwiching the shrimp with blanched leeks. Saute the shrimp in a large saute pan with 1 tablespoon butter and vegetable oil. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the shrimp are pink. Transfer the shrimp and sugar cane logs to paper towels to drain. To plate the dish, place 2 sugar cane logs on a plate and circle with the mango sauce.