Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Mango Slaw

i mixed up our usual fish tacos with blackened shrimp instead of fish. and, i finally tried a smitten kitchen recipe that i have been wanting to try for a while - mango slaw.
the flavors went together so well and the cool mango slaw complimented the heat from the blackening seasoning on the shrimp.
a couple of quartered grape tomatoes and a whole wheat tortilla made this a perfect summer meal. the sweet corn was the icing on the cake.
i also tried a new beer tonight - pyramid audacious apricot ale. it was so good! it reminded me a lot of my summer favorite - wailua wheat (a kona beer brewed with a hint of passion fruit).
this apricot ale was brewed with a hint of apricot and it just left a hint of apricot aftertaste which is probably why i liked it. i have an aversion to beer with a bitter finish. this was perfect and summery. yum!

Mango Slaw

1 ripe mango, julienned
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 head of cabbage, thinly sliced (about 3/4 lb)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 green onion, julienned
1/4 cup lime juice
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup rice vinegar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper

whisk together lime juice through pepper in a large bowl. add remaining ingredients and toss together to coat. let sit in fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors meld. toss again before serving.

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