Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sweetly Angry Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Miss Prudy from Prudence Pennywise shared an awesome story the other day that brought an experience from many years ago to my mind! The day MY sister brought her hubby home to eat with our family! What a day! This certain sisters' (I have 4) dating experience in High School was my most valuable teacher growing up . . . so much drama! I learned what to avoid through and through and decided before I had even reached 16 what I was NOT going to deal with . . . anyways that is another story . . . so the day that my Bro. in law came over was on a Sunday . . . he was invited for brunch. So our big family crowded around the table and low and behold another of my sisters male friends decided to drop by . . . long story short he was in my opinion . . . not very nice boy and he apparently was very slow at taking hints from my sis. So anyways there we were 9 of us sitting around the table (My Bro was on his mission . . . it would have been MUCH more interesting had he been their I am sure!) anywho it was SO interesting watching the new boy (B.I.L) and the guy that just couldn't take a hint sitting on either side of my sister . . . of course six pairs of eyes were watching everything with apt attention . . . my Bro. in law played it smooth and actually was very chill getting along great with our fam and obviously won the girl in the end . . . but what a crazy brunch that was! I am amazed that the kid stayed for brunch! I am sure many can relate to girl drama! It was always certainly crazy at our house and I have always felt VERY protective of my sisters! Frankly it is amazing that the kid walked out alive (he was a toad through and through! Fam we all know this!) . . . but moving on . . . the story has a happy ending and I now have 3 adorable nephews as a result of an electrifying family brunch! Okay onto some food . . .

I LOVE fish and shrimp tacos! Whenever we head down south a bit I love to stop and get a fish taco at one of my favorite places . . . The Parrot Head! They are so loaded with yummy goodness that they tend fall apart sometimes when we eat them! (The best way to eat them!) These tacos really do not take a lot of time to make . . . in fact by the time you pull the shrimp out of the oven you can have everything else prepped and ready . . . well worth it! I promise!
Sweetly Crispy Angry Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Recipe by: Emily

Bite Size Breaded Shrimp (Or bread your own)
Shredded Cabbage or Coleslaw mix
Tomatoes, diced
Shredded Cheese
Lime Wedges
1-2 Tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce (The spicy Asian style!)
Corn tortilla's

1. To assemble taco's bake or fry shrimp according to package instructions until crispy. Coat shrimp lightly with the sweet chili sauce in a bowl and toss to coat evenly. (This gives the tacos a nice "kick"!)
2. To assemble tacos; warm corn tortilla's and then spread a thin layer of the creamy sauce on the bottom.(This helps hold things in . . .) Top with 5-6 chili sauce coated shrimp, then layer on cabbage, diced tomatoes, cheese, mango salsa, and a drizzle more of sauce. Serve tacos with lime wedges to squeeze over before eating! Enjoy!
(We LOVED these! They are awesome with fish too!)

Creamy Sauce

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Vinegar
2 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Paprika
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper

1. Mix together and serve on top of shrimp or fish tacos!

Mango Salsa
Recipe by: Emily

1 Mango, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 Cucumber, stripe peeled, seeded, and diced
2 Tbsp Red Onion, diced
1 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
2 tsp Lime Juice
1/4-1/2 Jalapeno Pepper, seeded and diced small
1/2-1 tsp Sugar
Dash of Salt
Dash of Pepper

1. Mix all of the ingredients together, taste, season again if desired and serve!


Donna-FFW said...

Can I just tell you I LOVE you for making this?? I ADORE the titel, and the shrimp sounds fantastic.. the mango salsa, utterly delicious!! I can not wait to try this one. GREAT choice!

teresa said...

These look amazing. I love shrimp tacos and I'm always looking for a good recipe!

Julie said...

I actually have been looking for a mango salsa recipe today because mangos r on sale at Harmons 10 for $10 and it sounded so good. I am definitely going to make it! Nice story by the way. I definitely got a good guy in the end! 10 years later and here we r!

Emaline said...

Jules I agree . . . you caught an awesome guy! This salsa is really good! I promise! (Even though you don't like cucumbers . . . you won't even taste them . . . they make a big diff!)

Jamie said...

Love crispy fried shrimp and these tacos look fabulous! Great idea!

Maria said...

Love fish tacos! These look so good! Great photos too!

Patty said...

Emily....I love the story and can just see the "fam" at the table!! Shrimp taco's are a favorite of mine and I am going to try this recipe tomorrow!!!