June 4th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

Shrimp tacos, Gwyneth Paltrow style

Watch your back, Rachael Ray: Gwyneth Paltrow has got her knife out and she's cooking up some quick-and-easy meals of her own.

In the latest newsletter on her GOOP website, the Oscar winner shares her recipes for a Mexican family dinner, including Baja style shrimp tacos, pico de gallo, black beans, and guacamole.

While Paltrow's writing is certainly warm and informative, it's the accompanying video that really provides a crash course in cooking. Among the important lessons learned:

  • Keep your kitchen towel draped delicately over your shoulder, like Paltrow. It doesn't matter if you use it, the point is to look stylish.

  • Always dice chile peppers super-fine, so nobody gets killed with a powerful bite, warns Paltrow.

  • Don't distress if your kitchen isn't equipped with a giant indoor grill for cooking the shrimp. You can easily just do it in a grill pan or saute pan, she advises.

  • Apparently, guacamole, like cream cheese, is applied in schmears.

  • Most importantly, don't be afraid to praise your own cooking. After biting into the shrimp taco, Paltrow pumps her fist and proudly declares, "Home run, people!"

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  1. Chopstick

    I would watch her read a phone book. I don't understand why people keep slamming someone who wants to post fun, interesting articles for free. I think she'd make a great friend.

    June 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Be All You Can Be in a Republican Dream Vacation of a lifetime on the Coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle!

    Imagine breathing in the smell of progress (crude oil) as you relax in your hotel and villas! View the world's largest dead zone in the entire world everyday of your vacation! The EPA promises, your children are entirely safe as they swim in the toxic, poisonous and carcinogenic waters lapping up on the shoreline. Enjoy the sounds of silence from the absence of the frogs, pelicans and seagulls!

    Admiral Thad Allen has personally tasted the very food you'll be eating, and he vouches for it's safety! Every visitor that books their gulf coast vacation can receive a complimentary tar ball! Imagine being the first on your block with a Gulf Region tar ball!

    Be all you can be with this Republican Dream vacation and remember thanks entirely to the GOP there's plenty of crude Oil to go around the entire State of Florida!

    June 6, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tammy

    It was down to earth and the tacos look really good. I'll be trying them. I'm really impressed with how comfortable she looks in the kitchen.

    June 6, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Gina

    I watched the video. She actually does use the towel on her shoulder when she starts cutting up veggies. It was down to earth.

    June 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      Thank heavens, you pointed this out. I agree with you completely, Gina. It was down to earth. Women and my family do it all the time when we cook. I can't see anything "stylish" about it.

      June 6, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cee

    they do post a link. she's cute and the tacos look decent enough. i'd eat em.

    June 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alex

    I wish they had the video for this. I can only imagine how hilarious it would have been to see her pump her fists!

    June 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. demonterius

    i everything want you see go to ready love you keep yourself said.

    June 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |

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