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Let's taco-bout feelings. Specifically, the feeling you get when you make a meal and it has balance and zing and all the tasty without being heavy. You know: the way food should make you feel. That's what these shrimp mango tacos with refried black beans are. Everything happening on this plate, just makes me happy, fulfilled and like all is right in the world.
To give you a look into our world, when we make a recipe for the blog we often consume it several times after we shoot it in a few ways to make sure we've got it right and to finish leftovers. You know you've got the recipe right when removing one ingredient just doesn't take it to the same level. That's essentials for you.
But the best part is how easy this recipe is to put together. Chris and I are absolutely slammed schedule wise right now (Yay! We love our clients-seriously!) but much as we love food (which is a lot) the sheer lack of time and excitement we have after cooking and photographing/videoing all day makes it tempting to NOT cook. I know a lot of you are right there with me. Time is a luxury. But good food is a priority... at least to us. This recipe takes advantage of ingredients that compliment each other very well and pairs it with two filling things: spiced shrimp and Pacific Foods Organic Refried Black Beans (Vegetarian). The shrimp are your protein but the black beans serve as both fiber and protein. The bottom line is this is the essentials-the must haves-the simplified steps to making your next meal amazing.
Spiced Mango Shrimp Tacos with Refried Black Beans
Makes 3 tacos
- 1/2 Mango (sliced)
- 1/4 Jalapeno (1/2 t minced)
- 3 t Coconut Cream (1 t per tortilla)
- 2 T Peanuts (Honey Ginger), chopped
- 1/2 c Shrimp (small - used pre-peeled and cooked shrimp)
- 1 Garlic clove (minced)
- 1/2 t Cumin
- 1.5 T olive oil
- Salt (1/4 t)
- 3 t Cilantro, torn into pieces
- 3 Lime slices
- 3 Tortillas (corn)
- Pacific Foods Organic Refried Black Beans (Vegetarian)
- 1/2 T feta cheese, crumbled
Directions: Mix garlic, cumin, salt and oil in a small skillet. Heat skillet to medium and lightly sauté the garlic. Add the shrimp to the pan to heat. Place a medium/large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Toast one tortilla at a time. Cook until lightly browned. (2-3 min) and turn to toast each side. While tortillas are toasting, heat Pacific Foods Organic Refried Black Beans (Vegetarian) until warm and top with a sprinkle of feta cheese. Add coconut cream to warm tortillas, followed by mango, jalapeño, shrimp, peanuts, and cilantro. Plate a scoop of refried black beans, sprinkle feta on top. Serve with fresh lime wedges.
Now on a weird personal preference note: I actually like to dip my taco into the black beans (don't judge me) but you could also spoon it directly in, or eat it like a normal person on the side. There's no wrong answer.
What's your dish for balance, essentials & a happy-food-dance?
Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.