This past weekend Michael and I had some family and friends over for a dinner party. Since we just got back from Mexico, I thought having a Mexican themed dinner would be fun. Plus, I really wanted to try and recreate some amazing shrimp tacos we had there!
The poppers are really easy to make and only call or 3 ingredients:
These do have a kick, so make sure to warn your guests if they don't like spicy food.
To make the strawberry mint mojitios you will need:
-Fresh Strawberries, I got the large costco size and used them all which made 2 large pitchers and garnish.
-Sugar or truvia
First muddle the strawberries with the sugar then add to your pitcher.
For the main course, we decided a "taco bar" set up would be easiest for serving the shrimp tacos.
So we prepped all the toppings for the shrimp tacos before hand.
Mash the avocados, add the lime juice, garlic, cilantro and jalapeños. I never measure when I make this, I just taste and add more if needed. Depending on the size of your party, will determine how many avocados you need. Guac is always a huge hit so better to make more than be sorry.
Lots of Corona!
This beer stand is great! It is from Pottery barn and has a bottle opener on it. With a party it is so easy for guests to just grab their own beer and open. Another option is just a large tin similar to this and hang a bottle opener off it.
The shrimp for the shrimp tacos only takes 3 minutes to cook, so that was the only thing I made during the dinner party. You will need to have the shrimp cleaned (remove shell and tails) and thawed out.
Add olive oil and fresh minced garlic to a saute pan and heat up the oil. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes or until they turn pink.
For the taco tortillas we used the smaller white corn tortillas, it's a must for it to taste authentic!
We placed the shrimp, tortillas and toppings and let everyone dish their own plates. What is nice about the appetizers is that they can be used as toppers on the tacos for dinner as well.
The most important thing when having a dinner party, if you plan on cooking yourself, is choosing things that are easy to make and don't require a lot of prep during the party. The only thing we had to do during the dinner was cook the shrimp. I love entertaining and can't wait to don another dinner party. Any fun ideas?? Do share!
Make sure to stop by later this week, I will be posting some shopping finds, skin care tips you must know and some fitness inspo!