Monday, April 9, 2007

Fish Tacos Ole!

It's been a while since J and I have gotten into any major cooking endeavors and I've had a chance to post while the memory is still fresh. Tonight, as a nice homely activity after a busy weekend and a long Monday, we made fish tacos. Very simple, but brilliant: J made the guacamole (hers is awesome) and a nicely-spiced black bean, onion, garlic, cilantro, roasted red pepper, and leftover rice concoction. In the meantime, I pan-fried some super-fresh and wonderful tilapia. I gave it a light coating of spiced flour, and managed to get it nice and golden but not too greasy. Fecked all that into tortillas with a little salsa (the weakest link--it was from a jar) and some sour cream for me, and we ate ourselves silly.

While I'm catching up on food blogging: last week I made some granola with cashews and dried mango, and we hoovered that up in record time. When I get a chance, this week's batch will involve dried banana and perhaps candied ginger.

In other news, Maddie the Kitty is getting more active and trimmer every day. Today J caught her on top of the fridge--someplace she had never been in this apartment, as far as we know--and I spotted her leaping in the air after a moth.

4 comments:

Rob said...

Hey -- can J handle yogurt? Alton Brown was talking about lactose intolerance on his show a while back (he's lactose intolerant himself), and he demonstrated how the lactobacilli in yogurt basically digest the lactose for you. That would be a fine sour cream surrogate. You'd have to make sure it had an active culture. Maybe make your own?...

The tacos sound wonderful. Might have to make that happen soon.

T said...

Hmm, we'll have to try that! Although making our own yoghurt sounds like a little much of an endeavor just now....

Rob said...

I was also thinking you could make paneer out of yogurt instead of milk -- just throw your pint of Stoneyfield Farm into a colander lined with a few layers of cheesecloth (or paper coffee filters) and let it drain. Probably would taste better than making it with milk too.

mmmqq said...

Did I ever message you with my fish phyllo thingamajig recipe? Goes something like this:

-Broiled tilapia (or similar)
-Mashed potato (I like the baby confetti spuds you can get down here at Trader Joe's
-crumbled queso fresco
-sauteed onion, scallion, or shallot
-pinches o' salt, pepper, parsley, thyme, and cayenne

Mash everything together and triangle-fold teaspoonfuls into 1.5"-or-so strips of phyllo. Bake at 400 for 15-18 minutes.. Can also freeze and bake a couple minutes longer (pop them straight in from freezer - no need to thaw). Mmmmmmm....