Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cilantro & Lime Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

One thing I've been making a lot of this summer is mango salsa. I love how well it goes with chicken and really any type of seafood. Usually I make it with avocado, but switched things up tonight since 1) the avocado I had was not ripe enough and 2) our jalapeno plant has finally produced!

I was worried that it would be too spicy and powerful, but the balance with the mango was perfect.

Lime and Cilantro Grilled Shrimp

12 pieces shrimp
1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
1 handful cilantro leaves - chopped

Whisk together the juice from the lime, olive oil, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Add the shrimp and let marinade up to a half hour.

Grill shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side.

Mango Salsa

1 mango - chopped
1/2 jalapeno - diced finely
10 cherry tomatoes - chopped
1 scallion - chopped
1 handful cilantro leaves - chopped
1 lime
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, squeezing the lime juice over.

Let chill in the fridge for at least a half hour to allow to the flavors to marry.

Assemble the tacos, adding ingredients as desired. I added black beans and a little bit of cheese.

Very, very healthy and tasty summer meal - enjoy!

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