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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mexican Shrimp: Avocado & Corn #Foodie Friday

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Mexican Shrimp: Avocado & Corn: Simple Living and Eating


My kids just went back to school this week. The weather is all over the place. Yesterday it was 90 degrees with a heat advisory and this weekend is suppose to be in the low 70's. Local corn is fading from our markets just like summer. So here is my goodbye to fresh corn dish.


Mexican Shrimp: Avocado & Corn: Simple Living and Eating


Mexican Shrimp: Avocado & Corn

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 20 minutes                     serves 4 - 6 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 onion chopped
16 ounces of fresh or frozen shrimp peeled and chopped
16 ounces of fresh or frozen corn (off the cob)
15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup of salsa (I used hot)
2 tablespoons of lime juice 
3 ripe avocados chopped salted and mixed with lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro chopped
1 tablespoon of lime zest if you are using fresh lime juice
grated cheddar cheese
paprika 


Directions:

1) Heat EVOO on medium high heat in a large skillet. Saute onions until the wilt and get a little brown.

2) Add shrimp and cook until opaque. Do not over cook.

3) Add corn, beans, and salsa. Heat through.

4) Before serving add lime juice, and cilantro. Check salt and pepper.

5) Garnish with avocados, cheese and a dash of paprika.




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Foodie Friday Features: 



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Fried Green Tomatoes Smoked Chipolte in Adobo Sauce
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Impossibly Easy Coconut Pie
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34 comments:

  1. thanks for hosting the link party! HAve a great weekend!

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  2. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great weekend.
    Annamaria

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  3. Hi Diane,
    I just love those Fried Green Tomatoes, and your Mexican Shrimp Avocado and Corn dish looks delicious can't wait to try it. Thanks for the great party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Yes, the Fried Green Tomatoes would go so well with my mexican shrimp dish... thanks for coming by Miz Helen.

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  4. Thanks for the party and feature, Diane :) Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. You too Jamie. Really love your cake. I will be pining and tweeting it too.

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  5. Thank you Diane for another party!
    Enjoy the weekend :)

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    1. Good to see you Winnie... looks like things may be a little calmer in your part of the world. I alway pray for you.

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  6. I love fresh corn, but the corn we get here pales in comparison to the corn on the cob you can get in North America. I had some in Canada earlier this year and it was so delicious! Your Mexican Shrimp, Avocado and Corn looks delicious and really healthy too. Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. This week i've shared Banana Date Cake with Walnut and Honey Glaze.

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    1. I remember you telling me about the sad corn in England. How is the frozen? This dish works really well with frozen. Your cake sounds delicious. Thanks as always for coming by.

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  7. Thanks for featuring my fried green tomatoes Dianne. I really appreciate all you do for us by hosting each week.

    I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer, but your healthy & tasty salad would ease the pain. Black beans and corn seem like a perfect match.
    Sam

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    1. Fried green tomatoes are really the sign that summer is over. I remember picking all the tomatoes that were left on the vine with my grandmother before the first frost... thanks for bringing back some great memories.

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  8. This looks delicious Diane! I think I could easily make this for my lunch, and not have to worry that everyone else will complain about the shrimp.

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    1. You can substitute chicken for the shrimp and maybe your whole family might eat it.

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    2. Nah, I'm feeling selfish :) That would be a crowd pleaser though with chicken

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  9. Thanks for the invitation to join in. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Great to have you... love the smoothie on your blog.

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  10. Impossible Coconut Pie is one of my Mama's favorites. :-)
    Thanks for hosting!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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  11. We're both thinking about corn! :) My recipe this week calls for frozen corn, but fresh corn would be fantastic too, I'm sure.

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  12. Oh yum, that Mexican shrimp looks delicious Diane! Thanks for another awesome party. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. YOu too Lisa, always good to see your recipes here.

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  13. I love this refreshing dish, Diane! It looks so delicious. We are having a little heat wave here in FL right now. Last week it was actually cooling down a bit but the past two days have been horrible! I'm definitely ready for Fall to arrive.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinning and sharing on social media! Have a great week!

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    1. You are very welcome Julie.. we just got over a heat wave here in NY. I hope it cools down for you soon. My husband is from FL and I have visited there a lot... it can be terribly humid.

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  14. What a wonderful refreshing shrimp dish~ Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday~ Have a great week. Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thanks Lynn I would have to agree. I hope you get to try it while the weather is still a bit warm.

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  15. Those look great, and so colorful! Found you via thriving on thursday blog hop and followed!

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  16. Hi Diane,
    What a great Mexican dish, all in one bowl with a great flavor combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Oh that shrimp dish looks yummy! Thanks for hosting & featuring! :)

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  18. Mexican shrimp sounds much yummy,crunchy,delicious here.... I love to eat sea food and this dish is one of my favorite meals. Whenever i go to Mexico with family i order that dish because it has great collective taste of vegetables and rich flavor of shrimps. If this year i got chance to go with family then definitely learn this dish from their and made it for my friends.
    spain villas girona

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    1. I glad this brings up memories for you of Mexico. I love when food does that.

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