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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Fish Tacos or "What to make when you're just not that into it"
I admit, I am a lazy cook. I like to eat more than I like to cook. I'm a big fan of one ingredient dishes, you know, grilled chicken, rice pilaf and green beans. I can do that. But I have always wished I had at the ready 14 interesting but fast, nutritious meals in my repertoire. In actuality, I have only three that fit the description, fish tacos, the ubiquitous spaghetti and the old standby grilled chicken. I'm not going to even count pizza. These fish tacos are worth sharing, though. We never tire of them because they're always a little different, depending on the type of fish. the condiments available and the tortillas used. I originally read about this in Real Simple years ago, but since I no longer can find the recipe, I call it my own.
Frozen Fish sticks
Tortillas, soft and/or hard( Trader Joes has yummy handmade tortillas)
Grated cheese (cheddar or whatever is on hand) Store bought tartar sauce Salsa Lettuce; leaves or shredded Optional Onions minced Guacamole Avocados Lime wedges Chopped cilantro Sour cream Rice (leftover plain, heated with cilantro or flavored...be creative) Beans
Cook the fish stix.
Make the condiment plate with the cheese, salsa, lettuce, onions, tartar sauce and/or whatever you fancy or have on hand.
Put enough soft flour tortillas for your family on a large ceramic plate and cover with another plate. Microwave on high for about 1 minute for 6 tortillas, adjusting the time for the number of tortillas.
If you are using hard taco shells (or both, which is yummy, but filling) heat them in the oven according to directions.
Assemble at the table.
We recently added TJ's Chimichurra (sp?) rice (that heats up in an instant) to the mix and that was a big success. We'll definitely try that variation again. If you share your favorite, fast, family friendly recipe with me, I'll send you a pair of beach stones earrings for the effort. Just leave the recipe and your address in the comments. My goal is 14 and I've got 13 to go, unless you include spaghetti!
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