Thursday, July 18, 2013

Foodie Friday

Welcome to the July 19th Foodie Friday, where fun and great food are always on the menu.
The weather in middle Tennessee has been sultry and stubborn,
almost too hot to cook outdoors.  A blistering hot day often
ends in a steamy downpour.
Today's picnic plans were derailed by a short-lived monsoon,
but we enjoyed the meal, just the same.
On the menu were Key Lime and Honey-Shrimp Tacos and virgin margaritas.

 I began with leftover baked shrimp (olive oil, key lime juice, honey, pepper
 lemon-thyme seasoned salt ) and made tacos, using spinach wraps, romaine, garden tomatoes, and key-lime/honey mayonnaise (whisk fresh key lime juice, honey,
and sea salt into low fat Duke's mayo).

Key Lime - Honey Shrimp Tacos
1 pound raw shrimp
5 key limes
extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
honey (to taste--I used 3 tablespoons)
sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Peel and devein shrimp.
Melt butter in large baking pan. Add shrimp. Season with salts and pepper.
Add fresh key lime juice to taste (I used 5-pouir over shrimp)
Drizzle olive oil over the shrimp.
Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven in 10-minute increments until done.

Serve on spinach wraps, adding key lime-honey mayonnaise, romaine leaves
and thinly sliced tomatoes.

Key Lime - Honey Mayonnaise
Duke's low-fat mayonnaise
key lime juice ( 2 T)
honey 1 T.
sea salt

Whisk ingredients and spread on spinach wraps.

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Click HERE.

Coming up next week....

"The Novel Bakers" return with Lavender Week
July 22 through July 28

Recipes, tablescapes, and more!
I've been cooking so much, my whole house smells of lavender.

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Bandwidth and I would like to extend a huge thanks to all of the great cooks who participate each week at Foodie Friday. It is always a treat to see what you've been cooking. 
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Be sure to read about Foodie Friday's upcoming Mystery Ingredient Club.
This seasonal event will make its debut at the August 1st Foodie Friday. 


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  1. Your photographs of the key lime honey shrimp tacos are simply stunning~the red and green complementary colors make this pop off the page! Not to mention they sound heavenly too...I absolutely can't wait until Lavender week coming up! Thanks for this great party,

  2. Thanks for hosting the party! Some great inspiration! and great features too! Hope you have a good night!

  3. Thanks for hosting - happy to link up - it's been awhile due to vacation! Love the tacos!!

  4. Oh my goodness - your tacos look yummy! Thank you for hosting.

  5. Your shrimp tacos look amazing and love the photo with your lavender wand. I am loving that tablecloth too. Thank you for hosting this blog party, it's always so inspirational.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

  6. I love the combination of your Tacos. Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  7. Thank so much for hosting and letting me join in. Your shrimp looks delicious.

  8. Your keylime shrimp taco looks really good....Christine

  9. Thank you so much for the party! Those shrimp tacos look to die for!!

  10. Those shrimp tacos sure look tasty, Michael Lee! Thank you so much for hosting and happy weekend!

  11. Hi Michael,Thanks for hosting and sharing.Have a great weekend.

  12. It's been monsoon season here too, I've had to drown my sorrows in something stronger than a virgin margarita! Your Key Lime and Honey-Shrimp Tacos are a feast for the eyes presented on your cheery quilt and bright green color!

  13. Love all of the beautiful colors in your pics Michael! Have a great weekend:@)

  14. I've been cooking with shrimp this week too! I've shared my Moroccan Shrimp and Couscous. I love your Key Lime Honey Shrimp Tacos. They look beautiful and sound absolutely delicious!! I think those green taco shells are fantastic too - what wonderful pictures. Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely weekend :)

  15. Your shrimp tacos sound fantastic. We like to experiment with a lot of different flavored mayonnaise for our tacos and who doesn't love lime?

    Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you have a lovely (and cooler) weekend.

  16. Wow, those tacos are beautiful, Michael! I love shrimp and any recipe that uses honey since we keep honeybees. :-) Today, I've linked up my latest recipes: Chocolate Cherry Milkshake (yes, chocolate and cherries are a match made in heaven!) and Stuffed Mini Sweet Bell Peppers (great for those who have been seeing them in the stores and not knowing what to do with them!). Happy weekend to you and all!


  17. I love the green tortillas. :-) Thanks for hosting!

  18. oh my, you truly did a fabulous lavender week kick off, quite literally! how adorable is that... i am fretting now, you and mary have the cutest intro, i am quaking in my garden shoes!

    and your recipe... FABULOUS! that looks right up my alley, come this winter when my trees are shedding limes like leaves in the fall i will be clamoring for this recipe~

  19. Those honey shrimp tacos look so beautiful with the bright pop of green. Mmmm sounds so good for a picnic by the beach and so refreshing too!

    Thank you for hosting another wonderful week of Foodie Friday. I look forward to next week's exciting events! Blessings, Catherine xo

  20. Thanks so much for hosting the party!! I'm currently on a taco kick so those honey shrimp babies are mouth-watering!

    Today I shared Lemon Pound Cake Pudding. It helps control appetite and stimulate weight loss as well as reduce the craving for chips, fries, and other greasy foods (which I'm a sucker for!). It's a cool and slimming snack on a hot summer day.

  21. It has just been too rainy to cook outdoors here in western NC for the last month! Duke's Mayo...I love it. Thanks for hosting:-)

    1. Dukes is the best, isn't it? Hope the skies clear soon!

  22. Hi Michael Lee! Oh, what wondrous yumminess today! I cooked a little something and wanted to join your party! Hope you're doing well and the new house is coming along.
    Be a sweetie and thank you for hosting,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Your wrap sounds wonderfully yummy! Thanks for the inspiration this week!

  24. Thank you for hosting! The lavender week sounds very interesting!

  25. Looking forward to the lavender fest!
    The key lime shrimp sound delicious........Sarah