Saturday, August 25, 2012
Mango Guacamole (Taco night!)
We hadn't had a taco night in a loooong time. When the roommate suggested taco night, even though it wasn't Tuesday, the Monkey Scientist and I were totally on board! Tacos might just be the easiest, tastiest dinner I can think of it. We actually ate before 9 (which around our place lately has been a struggle)!
These were turkey tacos, of course seasoned with a full batch of my favorite taco seasoning. I swear, this taco seasoning is so good, you won't even remember that you used turkey instead of beef. On a side note, where on earth are those adorable measuring spoons my mom gave me, featured so prominently in that taco seasoning post? I swear, moving has caused me to misplace SO many things. I'll have to investigate and figure out where they ended up. Hopefully they aren't still back in DC with my oven thermometer!
Oh yeah, tacos. So the special element of these tacos was a mango guacamole we made up on the fly. It added the perfect sweetness to counter the spicy meat. And by spicy, I mean the Monkey Scientist only had to add 2 kinds of hot sauce to his tacos to make them hit his flavor pallet. Plus salsa. I swear, he's burned off all of his taste buds. I might just start snaking ghost chilis into his food - do you think he'd notice?
P.S. What do you think of our new dining room area? I'm so excited to have a slightly bigger table. And it looks extra great with the flowers my bff sent us!
3 ripe avocados, pitted, removed from skins, and cubed
2 shallots, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
1 tomatillo, diced
1 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1. Add avocado, shallots, garlic, lime juice, jalapeno, tomatillo and cayenne to a medium bowl. Mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Add mango cubes and stir to incorporate. Serve on tacos.