Shrimp with mango and basil

Makes: 4 servings, 1 cup each

Active Time: 15 minutes (if using peeled shrimp)

Total Time: 45 minutes

  • 1 pound of  raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large ripe, firm mango, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 bunch scallions, green tops only, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped


  1. Toss shrimp with salt, cayenne to taste and turmeric in a medium bowl. Cover, refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, place the shrimp in a single layer and cook until the undersides turn salmon-pink, about 1 minute. Flip them over and cook for 1 minute or more.
  3. Add mango, scallion greens and basil cook, stirring, until the shrimp is just cooked and starts to barely curl, 1 to 2 minutes.

shrimp with mango and basil

Agideas Excursion – Nelia and Elma

This excursion was held on the 30th of April 2013, at the Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria.

We went by train, it was a little bumpy but so much fun!

The students who went were – Lincoln, Bailey, Nelia, Elma, Liam, Keely, Ashleigh and Adam.

We saw Nick who talked to us about what made our life easier and fun.

After he had done his speech we had to write our problems and draw some designs to improve it, for example I made a robot named Roboomattic because it was hard for me to get up for school. What it did was it woke me up in the morning and got me dressed for school.

We would like to thank Mrs Mrs McLeod, Mrs Gary, and the parents for taking us on the excursion, Miss Rapinett for organising the notices and especially the teachers who chose us to represent our school.