Wednesday Food: Fish Tacos

It's gettin hot in herre!  So make something that doesn't heat up the kitchen!  Since the heat has been hitting us, we've been having a hard time with food.  We've finally grown out of our winter appetite, and now we barely feel like eating.  Not to mention living in a very hot 3rd floor apartment in a brick building without A/C.  That doesn't make you wanna fire up the stove either!  But its a catch-22 because, if you don't eat...you won't last long in the heat.  So even if you don't feel like it; eat light and fresh, and stay hydrated!

So in effort to stay cool, we are trying to limit stove time.  Fish is perfect for this because it doesn't take too long to cook and its light in the belly!  Add some fresh veggies, corn tortillas and spicy mayo and your good to go.


Fish Tacos




  • 1lb.  catfish (or haddock, cod, any kind of light fish)

  • Flour, paprika, salt and pepper ( just enough to dust the fish)

  • 3 tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 ears of corn, kernels cut off

  • 1/2 bunch of fresh tarragon, chopped

  • juice from 1/2 lime

  • about 4 tbsp. mayo (or you can use veganaise)

  • a few squirts of sriracha chili sauce

  • 1 avocado sliced

  • 6-8 corn tortillas


1) In a bowl, combine about 1/2c. flour with some paprika, salt and pepper.  Toss your fish in to coat.  This will give it a little bit of a crust.



2) Saute in a cast iron pan with some olive oil for about 5 minutes on each side.  When the fish is cooking on its 2nd side, throw some of the tarragon in the pan.  When the fish is done, set aside.  But save the juicy bit from the pan.



3) In a small bowl combine the mayo, sriracha and the scrapings from the pan.  Stir till homogenous and set aside.



4) In a large bowl combine the chopped tomatoes, corn, juice of the lime, the rest of the tarragon and a little salt and pepper.  Toss and hold aside.



5) Now we'll put it all together!  Take your corm tortilla and place some of the fish on it.  Followed by some of the "salsa", spicy mayo and sliced avocado.  Ta-Da!  Simple, quick, fresh and healthy!

 



Enjoy with your favorite Summer Ale!

As always, I encourage you to play with this recipe.  Maybe use shrimp or top with guacamole.  But this definitely is a great hot weather, quick and easy dinner.


See you next time, and remember when the kitchen gets too hot, cook dinner as quick as you can and then sit in front of a fan for the rest of the night!

-Rachel

 
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