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Sunday, April 1, 2012

What's For Dinner

Sweet Wife suggested we eat light tonight. Since she welds a mean cast iron skillet her wish was my demand. Not that I complained.

Quick trip to market and we had the makings for fish tacos and a very good salad. She allowed me to drive.

The basics of the salad; baby spinach, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, slivered almonds, and for Sweet Wife, sliced strawberry. I skipped the berries. She used a Raspberry vinaigrette. She's odd that way. I went with Italian. Skip the creamy dressings, it spoils the effect...

For the fish tacos I went with fresh fillets of Talapia lightly seasoned with Cajun spices and a light sprinkle of sea salt. I browned them in olive oil then placed the fillets in a flour tortilla and covered them in salsa. I like my salsa on the hot side...use mild if you're tender and have liberal tendencies. 

Above, the fixins'.

Give it a try...and, have a great evening.

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. oh what a lovely spread - now you have me properly drooling! can you believe that i have never had tilapia - it's not a fish that grows up here?!?!?!? vietnamese rice paper roll with shrimp and dipping sauce coming to you very soom! oh - and the berries are good for you - eat some, ya freak - bahahahahah!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sorry for such a late answer, dear kymber. Tilapia is mild fish and perfect for fish tacos...you should be able to find frozen - shudder - but its good. I did eat the berries, just not in my salad. Thanks.

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  2. you mean tacos do not have to have cheese on them????


    LOL!!!

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    1. Kellie, shocking, isn't it. Thanks, Dear.

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  3. Sounds great! We love to add shredded green cabbage to our tacos, adds a nice crunch.

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    1. Nice touch, the cabbage, I'll try it. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  4. Looks awesome! Making me hungry just looking at it...

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    1. K, give it a try...hot salsa makes it. Thanks.

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  5. I'm sorry, but I just can't get into fish tacos.
    I just seems wrong somehow!

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    1. drjim, come on, give it a try...promise, you'll like. Use flour tortillas.

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  6. Never had the fish tacos, sounds great! I'll have to go with the mild.

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    1. Wimp....live a little...thanks, sweet girl.

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  7. That looks phenomenal. Fish tacos are awesome. There is a place near here that does some of the best I've ever had. They sauce they put on it is a lime yogurt sauce and it is fabulous.

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    1. Lime yogurt sauce...nice, I'll try it. Thanks, Bubba.

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  8. Oh my gosh I love fish tacos!! We use corn tortillas, but yummy!

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    1. Try the flour, Pretty Girl...thanks.

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  9. Thanks for the study info on shellfish. Good, fresh shellfish is a bit difficult to find here anyway. Everything is frozen because of the long trek from the ocean.

    Just a little jealous of the fresh fish too, the lake is still a bit cold for taking out the canoe. Not much commercial fishing happens in this area any more - too many regulations. Oh yeah, I also have to renew my fishing license. It expired at the end of March.

    Being down south it must be easier for you to find flour tortillas that aren't made with shortening. Most of the brands available here have either hydrogenated vegetable oil or lard in them.

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    1. My pleasure...hey, a little lard is good for you. Remember, all things in moderation....and yes, we have two bakeries here in River City for both Mexican and Arab breads...even then I catch myself buying from the market...thanks, Sweet Lady.

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