Foodie Friend Friday #2: Garrett’s Cilantro Lime Couscous Salad with Shrimp

This is the second installment of my March series, Foodie Friend Friday, in which I’m asking my fabulous cooking friends to write up their favourite recipe to share. For the first recipe, as well as a bit more background, click here.

This week, I am featuring my friend Garrett’s cooking skills! Garrett is a total whiz in the kitchen, and I was so stoked when he agreed to cook for this series. I have known him for about two years now; we met while we were both working at our university’s student government, and we’re now working together again at David’s Tea. Garrett is hilarious and I love his dry wit and every single article of clothing he owns. He is also really really good at his job and we have a lot of fun when we work together.

I first realized Garrett was an amazing cook when I found some pictures he had posted to Facebook of all these amaaaaaazing dishes he was making. The descriptions of his meals were seriously mouthwatering, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me by the time you’ve read through his recipe below.

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Mango and Steak Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

I find it difficult to eat a lot of hot dishes in the summer, especially when meat is involved. It just feels too heavy when it’s warm, and especially when it’s humid.

This salad was my way of getting around the heat issue while still enjoying some steak (plus… I needed to eat it before it got freezer burn). The dressing was zesty and light, and the crunchy summer veggies refreshing; the juicy mango added a burst of juice and sweetness to every bite. I also really liked the mix of spices I used to season the steak. It was a bit spicy and worked very well with the salad dressing.

I would definitely make this again!

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