Do you have World Cup fever? While I haven’t been to a soccer game in over a decade, I can’t help but get swept up in the excitement of the games. The World Cup is set in Brazil this year, and I’ve been following all the updates for the past few weeks. While I’m not Brazilian, I am part Portuguese so I’ve always been interested in the culture of Brazil. My maiden name is a very popular Portuguese (and therefore Brazilian) last name, so over the course of my life I’ve always been mistaken for Brazilian or have somehow gotten into a long conversation about my heritage.
To celebrate the World Cup, I created a simple party with Brazilian-inspired food and drinks using international food from World Market.
I was immediately drawn to Carnaval, sparkling wine from Brazil. I created two cocktails using fruit soda, and they were so delicious. I also picked up a few items for seasonings, such as key lime juice and chili powder. I’m ready to party.
Keep reading for this shrimp with mango recipe!
We have three mango trees in our yard, so this dish was inspired by the combination of Brazilian and Florida flavors.
While the shrimp was being prepared, I created two sweet drinks. I purchased Carnaval sparkling wine in brut and Moscato varieties, and I paired each one with a different fruit soda. All of the ingredients were found at my local World Market.
Watermelon soda + sparkling wine
Pineapple soda + moscato
Pop the cork, add some fresh fruit, and you have yourself a Brazilian-inspired World Cup cocktail.
After creating two fruit cocktails, I prepped the oven to create Brazilian cheese bread. These are a new favorite in my home, and I’ve actually made three batches in the last two months or so.
World Market had an easy mix that didn’t take long to prepare.
And, when they come out of the oven, they are warm and flavorful. Follow the instructions on the mix to create a cheesy appetizer that is a fun way to start the party.
Yet, the star of the show is this shrimp with mango recipe. Inspired by the many recipes for Camarão com Manga I found online, I created this with a Florida twist. I used Florida key lime juice, and I added chipotle chili powder for a bit of spice. This combination of spicy and sweet was an awesome main dish, but it would be just as delightful as an appetizer or a light lunch.
- 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp (I used cooked shrimp)
- 4 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 cup mango flesh, cut into cubes
- 1 cup mango flesh, pureed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil.
- Add shrimp, lime juice, salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle ginger and chili powder.
- Stir in cubed and pureed mangoes.
- Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Cover and reduce heat to low.
- Cook for five or so minutes stirring once.
- Check shrimp for doneness (if you didn't use precooked shrimp).
- Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 1168mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 27g
The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.
This recipe was easy, and I improvised along the way. If you want to add more spice, go for it! The fruit flavor is a nice complement to the chili powder, and I thought it paired perfectly with a fruity sparkling wine.
Get ready to cheer on some soccer (or futebol as it is said in Portuguese)! I think I need to try some recipes with German food next.