Make family dinner time extra special with these Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Mango-Cranberry Salsa!
Being that I’m a mother to 4 amazing children, I have a lot to say when it comes to our dinner time routine. We’ve always made it a priority to eat dinner together as a family from the get-go, and I feel that it’s really made a huge impact in our children’s lives.
That’s why I’m excited to partner with SeaPak during National Seafood Month for their Shrimptacular promotion! They’re bringing families together around the dinner table with loads of shrimp inspired recipes.
They did a little research and discovered that the US is currently ranking 33rd out of 35 countries in the world when it comes to sharing a family meal together. The key to a happy and healthier family is not necessarily just sitting down to eat together, but rather to sit together and converse.
You know… that thing where your mouth moves and words come out?
My older two kids have iPods (arg! Minecraft!), so we’ve made it a rule that during dinner time we turn off all screens (they’ve even had to remind us grown-ups a couple times to leave the iPads and phones off the table) (arg! Pinterest!).
When we sit around the table for dinner, each child is given a turn to talk about their favorite AND least favorite part of their day. Even my husband and I talk about our days to the kids and let them in on our highs and lows. We feel it’s important to let our kids understand the struggles that naturally happen to us so when they’re faced with struggles in their own lives they will be that much more prepared to handle them on their own. It’s not all rainbows and puppies over here, after all.
Dinner time is something that I truly look forward to because we slow down and unplug from the world. And what better way to do that than with some amazing Crispy Shrimp Tacos?!
SeaPak sent me a big box of their Popcorn Shrimp to try out and get inspired with. I’ve been wanting to create my own crispy shrimp for a while, but the thought of having to do all the breading of said shrimp myself is tiresome. I loved being able to pop these shrimp in the oven and in just a few minutes have hot and crispy shrimp, ready to enjoy.
I paired the crispy popcorn shrimp with some mango-cranberry salsa from my Sweet Fire Shrimp Bowls… because seriously, that stuff is amazing! I even used some Thai Sweet Chili Sauce paired with a little greek yogurt to make a delicious creamy sauce to drizzle on top of our tacos!
This beautiful girl is my niece! I was visiting my family in Utah when I made these Crispy Shrimp Tacos and she just couldn’t resist these gorgeous tacos. Isn’t she adorable?!
If you’re looking for some Shrimptacular inspiration be sure to check out SeaPak’s Shrimptacular Style Quiz! They’ll point you in the right direction and give you some money saving coupons while they’re at it! Oh and be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win an amazing set of dishes to make your dinner time a little more special!
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Crispy Shrimp Tacos with Mango-Cranberry Salsa
- 1 18oz package SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp, prepared according to package
For the Mango Salsa:
For the Tacos:
- 10 small tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- chopped cilantro, fresh
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain
- 1 to 2 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- Prepare the Popcorn Shrimp according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile soak the 1/2 cup dried craisins in 2 cups of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, until they've plumped back up. Drain the water off and place in a small bowl. Add the mango, red onion, red bell pepper, honey, lime juice and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
- In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt with 1 to 2 tbsp of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with a little shredded cabbage, crispy popcorn shrimp, mango-cranberry salsa and a drizzle of the Thai Sweet Chili yogurt sauce and a little fresh chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Thank you to SeaPak for sponsoring this post, and a big thank you to YOU for supporting that brands that make I Wash You Dry possible.
Trying these tonight, should of looked up how to cut up a mango first before trying to slice right down the centre lol!!
Genius! Might actually get my husband to enjoy mango!
You seriously make the most beautiful food!
Aw thanks Emily! You’re so sweet. 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
Yum – these tacos are making me hungry. And, the photos are so bright and beautiful too!
Thanks Kristi! 🙂
I totally agree, family time is a must and having it over a meal like this – winner!
Thanks Naomi! 🙂
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
Yes – family meal time is so important! I love the flavors going on in these tacos – they would be definitely be a winner in my house!
Thank you Faith! 🙂
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
Wow – 33 out of 35 is bad. I think it’s awesome that you ask your kids about the best and worst parts of their day. That’s real life right there and I love it! These tacos look amazing!
Thanks Liz! 🙂