Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Recipe of the Month - Susan Mallery's Best Friends Shrimp Salad

The Best of Friends Shrimp Margaritas

1 lb shrimp

Tequila-lime marinade (recipe below)

2 T honey

¼ C crushed tortilla chips

4 C shredded lettuce

2 T fresh cilantro, minced

1 carrot, shredded

2 green onions, sliced

2 oz pepper jack cheese, cut into ¼-inch chunks

1 avocado, chopped

Salsa, store bought or homemade

Marinate the shrimp in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Drizzle the honey into a circle the size of the rim of four large margarita glasses. Swoosh the glass around in the honey, then swoosh it around in the crushed tortilla chips. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to broiling (500 degrees). Toss the lettuce, cilantro, and carrots and divide equally into the four glasses. Top with onions, cheese, and avocado.

Drain the shrimp and place on the rack of a broiling pan. Broil for 2 minutes on each side. Divide the shrimp equally into the four margarita glasses. Top with salsa and serve.

Tequila-Lime Marinade

½ C tequila

Juice of one lime

1 T honey

1 T water

2 T fresh cilantro, minced

1 t Kosher salt

½ t chili powder

Mix all ingredients until salt and honey have dissolved.

 THE BEST OF FRIENDS is a fun, poignant story about female friendships, and will be released September 28th.

For more Susan Mallery recipes as she's not only a New York Times Best Selling author, she's also become a "Foodie"!  Susan's Blog

Product Description

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is at her heart-stirring best in this witty, richly layered story about friendship, love, and breaking free.In high school, studious Jayne Scott and wild child Rebecca Worden became unlikely best friends—atie that endured even after Rebecca fled her family to live overseas. After Jayne’s mother passed away, she became part unpaid assistant, part surrogate daughter to the wealthy Wordens. But now, ten years later, Rebecca is coming home to L.A. to cause havoc for Elizabeth, the mother who all but rejected her. And Jayne finds herself pulled deeper into the Wordens’ complicated family dynamics—especially when Rebecca’s brother, David, returns as well.David is the man Jayne always wanted and knew she could never have. But when he gravitates toward her in spite of Elizabeth’s protests, her vow to escape the family’s shadow is put to the ultimate test. And as lies are shattered and true feelings exposed, Jayne must decide where loyalty ends, and love begins.
 From the Author

Friendship between women is often complicated and always emotional. We love having girlfriends in our lives, but no one can make us crazier. (With the exception, of course, of our mothers.) The Best of Friends asks whether every friendship is worth saving.

In The Best of Friends, Jayne and Rebecca have been best friends since childhood. An unlikely pair - Rebecca is part of the wealthy Worden family, creators of some of the finest jewelry in the world, while Jayne is the poor orphan the Wordens took in. But is their friendship a good thing for both of them? Or have they stayed friends out of habit? (We've all been there!)

I've included a book club discussion guide in The Best of Friends, and I think this book would make an excellent book club selection. It's a fast, easy read with a lot of heart. If your book club selects The Best of Friends, I'd love to chat with your group by phone. Contact me through my website for details.  Susan Mallery--read. laugh. love. (added by author)

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