Shrimp Salsa

shrimp salsa

So today is my half birthday.  34 1/2 years old today.  I like today……I’m not going to like tomorrow because that means that I am closer to 35 than I am to 34 and that means that I will no longer be in my early to mid 30’s, I will be in my mid 30’s and the day after my birthday, I will be  in my mid to late 30’s.  I really truly feel like age is just a number as cliche as that sounds, but when that number gets a little closer to having a 4 in the front, that starts to bother me a little.

I work with all these cute, adorable 20 somethings and even though I can hang with them and might can even school them on pop culture and all that other hip knowledge;  however, at some point I am going to have to accept that I am not “young and cute” anymore and that maybe me trying to “hang” with them might be a little like Regina George’s mom.  “Soooo….what is up? Whats the 411? What has everybody been up to? What’s the hot gossip? Tell me everything. What have you guys been listening to? What are the cool jams?”  I have definitely already been told “oh, no, but you’re different, you’re old, but you’re fun”…….”you should totally come to the party”, to which I had an epiphany, that if the words “but, you’re not like other people your age” I need to checkity check it and start accepting that if anyone has to preemptively explain that their “cool, old boss” is coming to a party where there is at least a 10 year age difference that I probably should decline and not drive the average age of the party patrons up by 5 years………

With all that being said, as the age numbers go up, some things go down and not in a good way.  The girls have definitely seen better days (and may have better days to be seen if I ever decide to defy that ole aging process surgically).  It takes a little longer to tone that tush and without many (many, many, many) tricep dips, my whole arm likes to accompany me on my waves goodbye.  But, you know what will help keep that tush in place?  This shrimp salsa.  It is loaded with fresh flavors and protein and is oh, so low on the caloric guilt scale.  So on this half-birthday of mine, I will enjoy a few things…… final days in my early to mid-30’s, my ability to still hang with the cool kids, and this tasty salsa that will help keep my parts in the Northern hemisphere at least for a little bit longer.

Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

A light and refreshing salsa loaded with protein and fresh flavors.


  • 16 oz salad shrimp
  • 6 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning (or chili powder)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Kosher and black pepper to taste


  1. Combine tomatoes, onions, garlic and cilantro in a bowl. Add lime juice, fajita seasoning and salt and pepper and let sit about 5 minutes. Add shrimp and season to taste. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow ingredients to marry. Serve cold with tortilla chips.

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