SHRIMP NACHOS

August 25, 2013

Let me just freestyle some thoughts for a minute about TV.

As a kid (defined as middle school and under), I watched what seems normal for an American of my age. Which was a lot. I did less in high school because I was busier with my raging social life (half kidding). Freshman and sophomore year of college, I usually only watched TV socially, like if some friends were getting together to watch something. Junior year was the first time me and my two BFF room mates had the option to not get free/included cable (it wasn’t free/included) and we didn’t. I was the one really championing not getting it. They were hesitant at first, but after a couple of months they agreed they didn’t miss it at all.

That continued to present where as marrieds we still don’t do cable. For one big reason, I don’t really care to pay for it. If we want something for amusement we have movies and redbox and netflix and all that stuff. And it’s a special treat when we go somewhere with cable like a hotel or the in-law’s. And I can HGTV my brains out. Also, I just want less options to get sucked into. Even lots of well-meaning people I think consume way more TV than they mean to just because it’s there.

I’m not bashing it on the whole. Lots of it is terrible and a waste of life that will destroy you (not exaggerating). But there are some shows I follow. Because I think TV can be an art form as much as a film or even a book. I appreciate good stories and good characters. And I’m not going to discredit it just because it’s from a TV.

That’s my relationship with the ol’ tube. It’s evolved a lot over the years – some for financial reasons, and in other ways for spiritual maturing. I just don’t want to be influenced by whatever networks or marketers want to expose me to. I will conclude I hate when a TV is on just to be on and is hindering or halting conversation happening with the humans in a room together. Ew, gross guys. Come on now.

Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz

SHRIMP NACHOS
Serves 2

1 pound shrimp
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups heirloom tomatoes, quartered
1 jalapeno, sliced thinly
Tortilla chips
Feta cheese, crumbled
1 lime, juiced
Salt & pepper

Stir cumin into orange juice. Marinade shrimp in mixture for 1 hour.

Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz

Heat a skillet over high heat and cook jalapenos and tomatoes for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.

Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz

Add shrimp and season with chili powder. Cook until pink, 3-4 minutes.

Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz

Serve over tortilla chips topped with feta and lime juice.

Shrimp Nachos from Rachel Schultz

SHRIMP NACHOS
 
Author:
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cups heirloom tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thinly
  • Tortilla chips
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Stir cumin into orange juice. Marinade shrimp in mixture for 1 hour.
  2. Heat a skillet over high heat and cook jalapenos and tomatoes for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Add shrimp and season with chili powder. Cook until pink, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Serve over tortilla chips topped with feta and lime juice.

 

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Comments

  • I am so with you on the TV thing. (Shrimp nachos, not so much. I have tried to like shrimp but the texture is just too weird for me…blasphemy, I know.) When I was growing up, we just had the major network channels (CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC). I watched cartoons and a few other things occasionally…news, Jeopardy, whatever my parents were watching. The only TV show I ever followed religiously was JAG. (I was so disappointed when they cancelled it.) When I was in college (and still living at home, because I was awesome like that), my parents had cable for a few years, which allowed me to waste my brain space watching reruns of Gilmore Girls and silly TLC shows like Say Yes to the Dress and What Not To Wear. But when I got my own place, I didn’t even bother with TV. In fact, I didn’t even own a TV until I got married last summer…I just watched DVDs on my laptop.

    Now my husband brought to the marriage a big flat-screen TV, but it just gets used for watching movies, watching Netflix, and occasionally playing XBOX games. We don’t even get the network channels–we live in a rural area where we would still have to shell out some money to get an antenna that would pick them up, and we’re too cheap. I’m so glad we are of a like mind about this…I, too, dislike having TV on just for background noise. It’s very intrusive. And honestly, there’s enough available on Netflix to keep me entertained for YEARS.

  • Amen! When we moved in to our current apartment in January, we decided no cable as well. And it has been just perfect. We watch Youtube reruns of Jeopardy on Youtube because we’re THOSE people. And Orange Is The New Black on Netflix ate our souls for about a week. Now, granted, I won’t get to see ‘N SYNC on the VMA’s tonight… But, I’m guessing there just might be a Youtube video later. :)

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