What you'll need:
- Half a sweet, white onion
- Garlic cloves
- Salt & pepper
- Fresh shrimp
- Green onion/scallions
- Old El Paso taco shells (the standing kind are easier to stuff!)
- Old El Paso fat free refried beans
- Old El Paso instant Mexican rice
- Pepper flakes
- Cayenne pepper
- Sargento taco seasoned shredded cheese
- Wine/margaritas of choice
- Some good friends to share taco night with!!! (a cute puppy helps too :-)
1. I usually start off with cutting the avocado's in half, taking the pit out, and scooping the 'cado in to a big bowl. You can use as many avocado's as you see fit. There is no "real recipe" for exactly many ingredients you should use for guacamole - you just kinda have to go for it!
2. After you scoop out all of the 'cado's in to a bowl, chop up half of a sweet white onion and throw it in there.
3. Now go find your garlic clove and chop up 1 or 2 big pieces in to tiny pieces, minced & then add it to your bowl.
4. Sprinkle a few pinches of salt and pepper (go for more pepper than salt!) in to your bowl, and stir away!
If your avocado's are ripe, you won't need to squish them with a muddler - I usually just use a fork and poke the avocado when mixing it all together, and it becomes a perfect blend of chunks and smooth, creamy guacamole!
Nom Nom Nommm!.
^ Cashew is veryyyy full. :-)
Last night we had some great friends over for taco night! Usually we have a "Taco Tuesday", but this week we changed it to "Wacky Taco Wednesday"... haha. Call it what you want - bottom line is, tacos are easy to make, great when you are making dinner for more than 2 and super fun!
We usually start with me (Steff) making the home-made guacamole, and Chris being in charge of the shrimp.
1. You can use frozen large or jumbo shrimp as well - we just happened to get fresh shrimp! If you do use frozen shrimp - be sure to put all of your frozen shrimps in to a strainer and run them under medium cold water until they defrost before seasoning them!
(defrosting them usually only takes 4-5 minutes, tops!)
2. Peel your shrimp of all the funky stuff. Take the tails off, clean them up, and prepare them to be put in to a large bowl.
3. Pick out your spices which you want to season your shrimp with. We usually use some red pepper flakes and a tea-spoon full of cayenne pepper. (a little bit goes a long way!)
4. Grab your little bushel of green onions and chop them up - put them in your bowl of slimy little shrimps and (with your hands) mix the chopped green onions, some salt & pepper (a pinch of each), your spices and shrimp all together.
5. Get a large pan, grill pan or you can use an actual grill if it's warm outside! Place your well seasoned shrimp in the pan and blacken to your liking.
6. Remove shrimp from pan when cooked and chop them up in to small pieces so they can fit easily in your taco shells.
7. Put your taco's in the oven to warm them up. (they don't take longer than a few minutes to get a little toasty) No one likes a cold taco shell...!
8. Stuff your taco's with all the fixing's and ENJOY! :-)