Like a big ‘old bear hug.

I’d like to share a dish with you…

One of my favorite ways to begin a homemade dinner with friends is to offer up a vibrant dish of super chunky salsa. In the photo above, I am serving a version of this salsa on a large chip that our Apricot Lane Farms landscaper, Fernando, brought back to us from Mexico; however, I typically serve this dish in a pretty bowl with a side of organic blue corn tortillas or homemade seed crackers.  I use the term “salsa” loosely, as this type of dish could technically be considered a side or even a salad. But the vibe is simply too generous and abundant to be buried within a meal, instead serving to welcome friends front-and-center with a laid-back, yet plugged-in gesture – like a big ‘ole bear hug. 

Two of the main ingredients, sweet cherry tomatoes and creamy mango, work so darn well together.  Think the lovely texture of peach salsa with the extra punch and over-the-top decadence of a mango. Attempt to find local, wild shrimp, if you can.  Fresh is flavor. And though purchasing pre-peeled and deveined shrimp makes it easier, if you have the time, peeling them at home enhances the dimension and love of the final dish.  The extra effort really pays off.

Click HERE for the Roasted Shrimp with Mango Salsa recipe…

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  • My favorite salsas include fruit, and they definitely have to be chunky. I love your idea of pairing it with the shrimp. Almost like a shrimp taco!

    October 27, 2011

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