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Shrimp Banana Guava Salsa
with Coconut Rice

½ cup Florida orange juice
½ cup chopped Florida cilantro
1 tablespoon Florida lime juice
1¼ pounds Florida shrimp

Shrimp Banana Guava Salsa with Coconut Rice


2 cups Florida coconut milk
1 cup white rice
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 Florida red or fingerling bananas, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped Florida green onion
1 cup chopped Florida papaya
½ cup Florida orange juice
½ cup Florida guava juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon curry powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons Florida Lime juice

Combine orange juice, cilantro, lime juice and shrimp. Marinate 30 minutes to 4 hours. Combine all salsa ingredients and chill. Bring coconut milk to a boil, add rice and salt. Cover and cook over low heat until rice is done. In a large sauté pan add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and shrimp. Cook shrimp until opaque and remove from heat.

To serve: Add chopped bananas to salsa. Place a mound of coconut rice on plate, then shrimp. Top with salsa and garnish with cilantro.

Yield: 5 servings

Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida, Inc. / 18710 S. W. 288 Street, Homestead, Florida  33030