Amanda Seyfried Loved These Shrimp Tacos—Make Them Tonight

09/10/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Amanda Seyfried Mercadito tacos
Courtesy Mercadito Hospitality; inset: Jeff Spicer

Amanda Seyfried: We hope you didn’t mess up that sultry red lipstick chowing down on these spicy shrimp tacos!

The actress basked in the company of new beau Justin Long and this taco platter at a recent dinner at Mercadito Avenue B in New York City.

The sex-Mex restaurant’s tacos are so good, we figured they’d be impossible to recreate. But it turns out the recipe is surprisingly simple—as long as you can take the heat.

Cool off with some tequila: Seyfried’s dinner involved a round of shots for her and Long’s group of pals.

Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Chipotle Marinade

Makes 6

18 medium shrimp, peeled, cleaned and diced

4 tbsp. finely chopped garlic

6 tbsp. diced red onions

3 tbsp. pureed chipotle peppers or bottled chipotle puree

3 tbsp. olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

1 tbsp. butter

Salt, to taste

6 corn tortillas

1 avocado, sliced

1. Marinate shrimp with 2 tbsp. garlic, 2 tbsp. red onions, 2 tbsp. chipotle puree and 1 tbsp. olive oil.

2. In a sauté pan, pour remaining olive oil. Sauté remaining garlic, red onions and chipotle puree until brown.

3. Add shrimp, lemon juice, butter and a pinch of salt. Sauté until shrimp is cooked.

4. Fill each tortilla with shrimp and top with 2 or 3 avocado slices. Serve immediately.

—Marissa Conrad

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Linda on

These sound great and so easy Just what I like. Thank you Amanda for sharing

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