fridays with oscar | Piña Colada

shrimp salad, pina colada

shrimp salad, pina colada

anyone else, besides oscar, smacking their lips at friday? it’s the weekend, gang, and i for one am ready to sit back, relax and sip a Piña Colada. while the photos are snapped inside in relative serenity, outside is a different story as one of our pine trees is being removed by a very competent tree crew, the sprinkler system is being repaired by another crew, and our leather lounge chairs have finally arrived as well as a bathroom mirror. let me tell you, that’s a lot of activity for one german shepherd to monitor. oscar might have a system overload as he’s not certain which part of the process needs more attention. come on buddy, let’s take a break!

today’s ootd fits the bill when it comes to laid-back style. a simple grey tee similar here and light pink shorts are all you need on a hot summer day in georgia when you’re on the move. needless to say, a cute pair of sneakers from I.N.C is a welcome addition. they keep my tootsies comfy and stylish as i head to the grocery store, liquor store (we don’t typically keep rum on hand) and the cleaners to pick up mr. style’s shirts. glamorous life, right?

 

shrimp salad, pina colada

shorts | similar tee | sneakers

shrimp salad, pina colada

as you can see ollie already has friday in the bag. this cat knows how to chill.

shrimp salad, pina colada

and me? well, before i sit down with Piña Colada in hand, it’s time to whip up a simple summer dish – Tequila Shrimp Salad. sound yummy? the recipe is shared below. this salad is so easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day. but first, cocktails. and a few fun facts about Piña Coladas. if you’re like me, you’re already humming the Piña Colada song brought to fame by Rupert Holmes in 1979…

  • the Pina Colada has been the national drink of Puerto Rico since 1978.
  • the translation means “strained pineapple.”
  • the Pina Colada was first created in 1954 by Ramón “Monchito” Marrero Pérez at the Caribe Hilton Hotel’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan. or so he claims! Ramón Portas Mingot also claims he created it in 1963 at the Barrachina Restaurant in Old San Juan. the restaurant stands by his claim to this day.
  • but before the Ramón’s drink debate let’s back up the 19th century when Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí would give his crew a drink containing coconut, pineapple, and white rum to keep morale up. when he died in 1825, the original recipe for the Piña Colada went to his grave with him.
  • National Piña Colada Day is celebrated on July 10th.

shrimp salad, pina colada

3-INGREDIENT PIÑA COLADA
This 3-ingredient Piña Colada recipe is quick and easy to make, it includes zero added sweeteners, and it’s as refreshing and delicious as ever.
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
3 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound (about 3 cups) frozen pineapple chunks
  2. 3 ounces (1/3 cup) white rum - i use white and dark rum
  3. 2/3 cup coconut milk
  4. Ice
  5. optional garnishes: fresh pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, cute paper umbrellas
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  2. If the mixture is too thick, feel free to add in extra water or coconut milk to help it blend.
  3. Serve immediately, topped with your desired garnishes.
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shrimp salad, pina colada

shrimp salad, pina colada

Tequila Shrimp Salad
Serves 2
A ridiculously satisfying meal.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  2. 4 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 tablespoons tequila
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1 lime, juiced and zested
  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  10. 2 (4-inch) tortillas, cut into pieces
  11. 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil, if needed
  12. 6 to 8 cups spring greens
  13. 3 radishes, diced
  14. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  15. 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  16. 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  17. 1/2 cup sweet corn
  18. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  19. Queso Fresco cheese, crumbled
  20. salt and pepper
  21. Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
  22. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  23. 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  24. 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  25. 1 lime, juiced and zested
  26. 6 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl or large resealable bag. Whisk together the oil, tequila, garlic, lime juice and zest chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour it over the shrimp and toss well. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. While the shrimp is marinating, prepare and chop the rest of your salad ingredients.
  2. Heat your grill, a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp (most likely in one or two batches) and cook until golden and opaque, barely 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set the shrimp on a plate.
  3. To that same skillet add the tortilla pieces. If there is residual from the shrimp, it will be enough to toast the tortillas, but if you need it, add teaspoon or 2 of oil or butter. Add the tortilla pieces into the skillet and cook until golden and crispy on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Remove the tortillas and place them on a paper towel to drain any excess grease.
  4. To assemble the salad, fill the bowl with the greens. Top with the shrimp, radish, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, corn and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.
  5. Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
  6. Whisk together the, vinegar, honey, garlic, lime juice and zest. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing. This keeps well in the fridge!
Style at a Certain Age https://www.styleatacertainage.com/
shrimp salad, pina colada

shrimp salad, pina colada

before i go several readers asked if i ordered anything from the Nordstrom Sale that opens to the public today. yes, i put my order in on the second day of the sale. but who knows when the items will be delivered? only one piece is on its way… fingers crossed the rest arrive before the sale is over so i can share my picks with you! if you’re interested the list is down below. but it’s friday, ladies! hooray. oscar, ollie, and i wish each of you a lovely weekend! 

Michael Stars Blouson Top, Tibi Windowpane A-Line Skirt, Eileen Fisher Merino Wool Cardigan, Marc Fisher Dacey Boot, Ralph Lauren Wool Balmacaan, Eileen Fisher Ankle Pants, Eileen Fisher Colorblock Sweater, Tory Burch Leather Strap Watch, Vince Camuto Sheath Dress, Halogen Belted Skirt, Halogen Stripe Knit Top

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