My new series (who am I kidding, everything is new around here): easy weeknight meals! I call this EWM. Hopefully that’s not an acronym for something disgusting, because I’m going with it.
Side note: the huz recently busted me using the term “money shot” while taking a picture of swiss chard. Turns out, money shot doesn’t mean what I thought it did. I thought it was just a good shot! If you google it, prepare to be disgusted, unless I’m the only one naive enough not to know what it means (quite possible). I’ve been cringing for days thinking of all the times I might have chirped “money shot” in a room full of guys.
Great, now I’ve typed money shot so many times that my blog is going to get flagged for inappropriate content.
Back to the point of this post. You won’t find very many recipes with meat on this blog, but one thing I do like is seafood. So about once every two weeks, I throw together fish tacos, a favorite in our house. My version is really simple and quick, but you can dress it up however you like. In the summer I cook the fish on the grill, but since its still pretty chilly, I baked these on a foil-lined broiler pan.
The key ingredients are:
2 tilapia fillets (I buy the frozen tilapia fillets from Costco so that I always have some on hand)
1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
1 T olive oil
1 T taco seasoning
a few slices red onion
4-6 corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Thaw tilapia fillets if necessary by running under lukewarm water 5-10 minutes (the Costco fillets come in a sleeve so I keep them in the plastic while thawing).
Mix the lime juice, olive oil, and taco seasoning in a small bowl.
Bake the fillets in the oven for 20 -25 minutes, or until the fish starts to flake a bit. (The best thing about tilapia is that I can never seem to cook it incorrectly – once I left them on the grill for an extra 10 minutes and they were still good!).
While the fish is cooking:
- Wrap the tortillas in tin foil and toss them in the oven for the last few minutes that the fish is cooking.
- Cut up your onion/avocado/mango/any other toppings
Other topping ideas:
If you have other toppings for your tacos, leave them in the comments!