Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Recipe numero dos

I was excited about tonight's dinner, because it was something different and out of my comfort zone, and frankly, whenever I see this dish on a menu at a restaurant, I think "Ew"- SOOO it was an odd choice to add to my weekly menu, but after seeing the recipe in a cookbook, it intrigued me and it turned out to be a hit! Well, a hit amongst Chris and I... Miss B took one look at the dinner table, turned her nose up and pronounced the whole meal, including the rice "disgusting." We stopped trusting her culinary opinion many moons ago, when she denounced sauce on her pizza and decided to go on a cheese, pasta and m&m diet).
Anyway, tonight's dinner was Fish Tacos (and I still kinda hate how that sounds!)- but they were easy and totally delicious. I'm not a big fish person, but we are trying our best to eat more of it, since it's healthier than the big piece of rare red meat we both rather eat instead.

Here's the deal:

Buy frozen, skinless salmon fillets (or you can use another type of fish- we are going to try flounder next time). Defrost and rub the fillets with a mixture of 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Grill the fish on a gas grill for about 6 minutes, or until flaky and cooked throughout. Due to the subzero temps, I wasn't about to use the bbq tonight, so I used the George Foreman grill and it turned out just fine.

While the fish is cooking, chop up 2 potatoes and boil them in salted water for about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.

Next, mix 1 cup chopped green onions (scallions), 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1 avocado chopped, 3 Tbs lime juice, 1 cup green salsa (I used the Goya tomatillo salsa- spicy and delish). You can add anything else that might strike your fancy- diced tomatoes, black beans, peppers, etc. Now add the cooked fish (cut up) and the potatoes and mix all together.

Serve in corn tortillas with some low-fat sour cream and shredded cheddar and VOILA- dinner is served! We also had spanish rice as a side dish (and the 1/2 bag of Tostitos that I ate while cooking too).

If you try this one, let me know how it turns out- can't wait to try a variation on it next time.

Thanks for reading! :)

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