Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Are you craving summer?

Maybe you live in a warm weather area, but by this part of the year many of us Mainers had it with the cold weather. Do you find yourself in this boat? Perhaps you've been hearing about tropical vacations and find that you are craving one yourself. While hopping on a plane may be a bit impractical; cooking up a Mexican-inspired feast is the perfect way to get a taste of summer. So, pretend that you're jetting off to the beach and create your own fiesta!

Step one, mix up a delicious margarita! I can tell you from my own taste testing that our recipe for Sunset Margaritas is fabulous!

1 oz Tequila
2 oz Stonewall Kitchen Margarita Mixer
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Chambord

Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a Margarita glass, then dip the rim in salt or sugar. Fill glass with ice and stir in all ingredients. Garnish with a twist of lime.

Shrimp Tacos with Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa Shrimp Taco - Serves 4-6

  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 pound large (21-30 count) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 6 corn taco shells
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Stonewall Kitchen Peach Salsa
  • 1/3 cup Manchego or Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over high heat. Add shrimp, salt and pepper and cook until shrimp are pink and become firm, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  3. Bake taco shells on baking sheet 4-5 minutes.
  4. Layer lettuce, shrimp, Peach Salsa, cheese and cilantro in the taco shells. Serve immediately.
Have two of these tacos and your cold weather blues are sure to be cured!

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