This weekend was all about food. Sometimes I think that's my life but that's how I like things. Lenny was at "guys weekend" at Beaver Lake and something about being home alone makes me eat and cook nonstop. So that's what I did. But that's good for you because I put together two new recipes!
I did see As Above So Below this weekend too. I really liked it but I wish I was watching it at home so I could turn on subtitles and rewind. It was just one of those movies. I am dreading the change in season right now but I always get so excited for October because that's scary movie season! And our wedding anniversary. And cute-hat season. Oh, plus halloween candy is going to be in-season. But yeah, after Halloween is over, it 's pretty much all downhill until spring.
About the recipe...It's ridiculously easy to put together. I used to make something like this but with pineapple and either chicken or steak. The pineapple was also good if you don't have any mango. I feel like I cook with pineapple a lot though and wanted to try something different. I wonder how papaya would have been. So both pineapple and mango are really good. If anybody tries something different, let me know how it turns out!
Tropical fajitas with either pineapple or mango served in a lettuce wrap.
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil or other fat
- 4 bell peppers (any colors), sliced
- 1 onion, halved and sliced
- ½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 ½ C mango, cubed
- salt and pepper to taste
- lettuce for serving
- optional toppings (salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole,…)
- Preheat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- When oil is hot, add bell peppers, onion, mango, and shrimp to the skillet.
- Season with salt and pepper. I think these are really good with lots of pepper.
- Continue to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent over-charring. The shrimp should be fully cooked and everything should be slightly charred when finished. I tried to keep my shrimp on top of the veggies so it wouldn’t overcook but if it starts to overcook, just pull them out and set aside.
- Serve with whatever toppings you like (I like mine plain or just with guac) and lettuce to wrap everything in.
You can use pre-cooked shrimp and just add it when the veggies are almost done cooking. It only needs to cook long enough to heat up.