Fish for All

ImageHappy Friday Folks! One of my favorite things in the world is a taco! As I am not a meat eater I usually resort to vegetarian ground round but have recently been on a fish taco kick! These fish tacos, two ways, are healthy, delicious and sure to please!

I fried/breaded half and I sauteed the remaining fish both in coconut oil since it tolerates high heat, has lots of health benefits and less calories than a lot of other oils! The breaded tilapia (cod, halibut, mahi mahi, or any white fish will do) was done with whole wheat flour, panko crumbs, a ton of seasoning (chili powder, cayenne, garlic, cumin, paprika…) and egg (two whites one yolk). I used about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil for the 6 large pieces of fish frying at med/high heat for 3 minutes a side! The other fish was seasoned similarly but done in only a tablespoon of coconut oil at the same temp for about 5 minutes total!

I was admittedly a little lazy and bought my guacamole and salsa from Whole Foods but they were still super fresh and delicious! I also made sure to have both butter lettuce and whole wheat tortillas on hand to act as vessel for the fish of choice!

Since I just had to try both I used the butter lettuce cups for the breaded fish and the wrap for the sauteed fish! Not to toot my own horn of anything but they both were incredibly delicious! The coconut oil helped impart a little extra flavor to the lightly spicy fish and the best part was no post greasy meal gross feeling!

Its a flavorful friday friends! Why not indulge in a little fish fry…and maybe a refreshing margarita as a wonderful weekend kick off!



Herbaceous Cod

With my herb garden in full bloom, seriously…those suckers are going to start strangling each other they’re growing so large, I am using every excuse possible to use them!

With about thirty minutes, some cod, squash, zucchini, orzo and herbs, me and my special someone set to work at making this sensationally seasoned sea fare.

Tarragon, parsley, lemon, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil were the seasoning team – using the fresh herbs both before and after cooking to boost the flavor!

Bake the cod and veggies at 400 for 10 minutes and then pull the veggies. Crank the oven to broil and allow the fish to cook for a few more minutes (be careful because this might burn the herbs a little).

The quinoa pretty much makes itself and you toss the veggies in, cover the plate in your creation and top with fish!

Use fresh herbs and everything goes from great to sensational…enjoy!