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Himalayan Salt Shrimp Tacos & Tequila Shooters


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Himalayan Salt Shrimp Tacos & Tequila Shooters

I’m sure it comes as no surprise but I could eat Mexican food seven days a week. Forget chocolate, forget the ice cream. I’ll take a bowl of chips and queso over sweets any day. These Himalayan shrimp tacos with cilantro lime slaw and tequila shooters are the perfect make-at-home Mexican meal. 

I don’t know if it’s because I studied abroad in Mexico several times in college or if it’s all of the Hogan margarita parties I’ve attended, but nonetheless tequila is my drink of choice too! You never know, you may find me down south after retirement with a margarita in my hand and a bowl of chips in my lap singing along to my favorite Zac Brown song.


I’m not a big ‘shot taker’ but if I were celebrating a special occasion this is exactly how I would do it – good tequila and adult cool shot glasses. These Himalayan salt shot glasses are gorgeous and believe it or not they’re actually salty. Who knew?! Have you ever seen such a thing? So when you put the tequila and lime in the shot glass you don’t have to suck salt off your hand like a kid overly excited about her 21st birthday, you get the salt taste from the glass. Truly the sophisticated way to drink tequila.

If I’m buying good tequila I usually go for Patron or the Jose Cuervo 1800. Patron is a bit more smooth in my opinion but the price tag on the 1800 is a little more wallet friendly.




Cooking with a Himalayan salt block is also a first for me! When I was browsing through the Uncommon Goods site I came across this Himalayan salt block and I could not take my eyes off of it It really is so cool (practically a home decor accessory) and it gives your food the perfect salty flavoring. You can cook shrimp, asparagus or anything you can think of right on top of the salt block. All you have to do is cure the block in the oven first per the instructions and use a scrubber to scrape off the excess food when you’re done cooking. Then just wipe it down with water and pat dry.

Now, am I going to cook this way every night for my family when we have sports practices and homework? No, of course not. But I love having specialty items on hand to pull out for a dinner party or girls night that are unique and stylish. I leave the shot glasses out on my buffet because they add texture and color to my bar setup. 



I found the recipe for the chipotle cilantro lime slaw here. I barely tweaked it because the original version is so yummy!


Shrimp Tacos:

1 lb peeled, de-veined shrimp

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 cup green onions, sliced

1 bag of slaw

Corn tortillas

Limes and cilantro for garnish

Cilantro Lime Slaw:

1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup mayonnaise (Duke’s is my favorite!)

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1/2 cup cilantro

2 tsp of adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Juice of 1/2 lime


Lightly toss your shrimp in olive oil and saute on medium heat, 2-3 minutes on each side. If you’re using a salt block, prepare the block and cook according to the instructions. I found the cooking time for the shrimp using the salt block was approximately 3 minutes per side at 400 degrees.

Blend the ingredients for the slaw (minus the actual slaw) in a food processor or blender. I prefer not to puree mine leaving the cilantro somewhat intact. Combine with the slaw and serve as a side or use on your tacos.

Layer the slaw, tomatoes, shrimp, green onions and cilantro on the corn tortillas and serve. Makes approximately 8 tacos.









{Photos by Paige Winn Photo}

With the Himalayan salt collection and so many other unique items, Uncommon Goods definitely lives up to its name. This is such a fun site to shop for interesting, one-of-a-kind gifts. Perfect for the hostess, a bride, girlfriend and everyone in between. I’m telling you, you’ve got to get on the Christmas shopping early! I’ve given you lots of ideas and this is another great one :) I promise you will feel so much better when you’re finished with everything by Thanksgiving and you still have a month until Christmas to really enjoy the holidays!

Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas from Uncommon Goods.


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You can read about all of the artisans and makers that create each product for Uncommon Goods. I love knowing where the products I buy come from and how they came about. Each one has a story behind it. The shop offers lots of recycled and environmentally friendly products which is also a win win in my book! You can read more about the story behind Uncommon Goods here. Now happy shopping…



{A huge thanks to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post and thank YOU for supporting the brands that make Simple Stylings possible. All opinions, designs and ideas are 100% my own.}

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