Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fish Tacos with Tex Mex Corn on the Cob

The first time I heard someone say "fish taco", all I could think of was ground up fish meat with hot taco sauce and wilted lettuce. But thanks to our local eatery Tricky Fish, I have a new perspective on fish tacos. I LOVE THEM. They are a mixture of fish, fresh veggies drizzled with a good spicy sauce all snuggled up in a warm soft tortilla blanket.
Season the fish and grill it. I mixed lowfat sour cream and Chipotle Tobasco and a little lime juice for the sauce. Grill the soft tortilla (this makes a huge difference...yum). Add lettuce and pico and you've got yourself a fish taco.
Making meals with/in tortillas are easy for one. I always try to buy the resealable packages. I like the tilapia that is packaged in individual portions. Pop one out of the freezer and wah-lah...dinner! Oh, I also made my own jerk seasoning too. This stuff is almost as good as Emeril's Essence. I think it'd be good sprinkled on popcorn.
1 tablespoon onion flakes 2 teaspoons ground thyme 1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried chives
To accompany my tacos last night, I found this recipe for Tex Mex Corn on the Cob. I don't think I will EVER eat corn on the cob just plain again. If I'd had another ear of corn, I would've eaten it. This was without a doubt the best corn I've ever had.
INGREDIENTS 1 ear fresh corn 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Refrigerated butter-flavored spray Melt butter and stir in everything else. Roll your ear of corn in this combination of heavenly flavors!!!!
Instead of the butter spray, I used Fleishman's Olive Oil Spread (this stuff is great because it tastes like butter, but with the health benefits of Olive Oil)