Friday, July 10, 2009

Day 33

Friday...FISH TACOS! (I made these for the boys...personally, I don't eat most things that swim...I'm missing that taste gene or something because it ALL tastes like rotten garbage to me).

That being said.....the boys love fish tacos after having the real deal from a little cafe in Mexico a few years ago. I took a tiny gaggy taste just to be able to know what to do to recreate it at home.

Here's how it went down....

Started with some frozen Tilapia filets

I cut into strips, doused them with fresh lime juice and then did a quick toss in some beaten egg and then rolled them in panko (bread crumbs) and then blasted them in a HOT (400) oven with a shot of cooking spray on top (for browning) for about 10 minutes. Here's what they look like when they're done...
Salinger got those extra little creamated parts of extra bread crumbs!

Shredded up some Napa cabbage and blended up some sour cream with lime juice, cilantro and a little salt (for sauce) and then they ate them on tortillas.
Finished plate with a Spanish rice/pilaf-y thing I tossed together, some cheesy refried beans and a VIRGIN strawberry sugar free (mix) Margarita (that really tasted like cough wasn't good)

The rice thing had frozen pepper/onion strips from the freezer AND some of the cilantro lime corn on the cob that I had cut off the cob and frozen a while technically it was a player in the freezer game too!



  1. Laura - I'm so glad that you don't eat most things that swim. The reason it tastes like rotten garbage to you is because there is so much trash in the oceans, rivers, and lakes. The fishies eat all that trash, then you eat them, thus they taste like rotten garbage - yuk! I prefer eating land animals - especially those that moo and oink!

    Stubby xoxo

  2. I don't eat anything from the sea, either...except an ocassional shrimp. Although, even then, I'd rather have chicken or beef or pork. Mmm....pork....