Main Course
Provided by:
Bard Valley Medjool Date Growers

Medjool Date Honey Glazed Shrimp

Medjool Date Honey Glazed Shrimp4 Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped
1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) water
2 tbsp (30 mL ) mango purée *
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely grated fresh peeled ginger
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic powder
2 lbs (1 kg) large shrimp, peeled & deveined (16 to 20 count)
2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, purée Medjool dates with water until paste-like in consistency. Place in a large bowl. Stir in mango puree, ginger, lemon juice, honey and garlic powder. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Marinate, refrigerated, for 1 hour.

In a large frying pan set over medium, heat oil. Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Serves 8 as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre.

*Frozen mango chunks work really well, simply puree 3 or 4 pieces in a blender.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Natural Delights Medjool Dates

Per serving (2 shrimp): 201 calories, 5g fat, 281mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 27g protein