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gimmesomeoven.com · Jul 10, 2015

Easy Mango Shrimp Tacos


This post is sponsored by Old El Paso.

One of the things that has amused me most about becoming a food blogger is hearing people say they are “intimidated” to cook for me. Somehow I’ve heard that four times this month. And while I suppose I understand, it always makes me laugh. Because oh my goodness, my friends will be the first to tell you…

I am the last person anyone should feel intimidated to cook for!

Why?!

Well first off, whenever anyone drops the “i” word, my first response is always incredulous — “Have you seen the recipes on my blog?!” Hellooooo. :) Pretty much the only recipes I make are those that fall into the quick and easy and non-intimidating category. And I love it that way. I mean, I will happily accept your invite to a gourmet 8-course feast at a 5-star restaurant anytime. But I feel much more comfortable around simple, fresh, delicious meals that have been prepared by hands I know.

I also get so ridiculously excited when someone else serves me a homemade meal that I will eat just about anything I’m served. That’s right — anything. I’ll taste-test your first time experimenting with a new dish. I’ll gladly enjoy some of the leftovers in your fridge. Hey, I’ll even choke down some hamburger and mayo and olives if they show up on my plate. Because if my friends were the ones cooking them up (and I didn’t have to), I’m all in. And more than anything, probably just thrilled to be sharing a meal together, which is about my favorite thing on earth.

Anyway, speaking of non-intimidating food, let’s talk about these fabulous shrimp tacos I made this week. Guys, they’re nothing super special or fancy — just tortillas filled with taco-seasoned shrimp, mango salsa, and an easy crema on top. But I’m telling you, they are delicious. Absolutely my kind of comfort food.

Let’s make some!

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