It’s Recipe Monday and today’s recipe is Fish Tacos! Bam! So good.
But first let’s discuss 4th of July!! How was everyone’s celebration? We had a great time. Started the day off with Red, White and Blue Waffles and some crazy compression socks (more on that later this week!), had some friends over to play and eat and drink in the afternoon, and of course we finished the day with Banana Boats, S’mores, and sparklers! All in all it was a great day. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
|Happy 4th of July!|
|My husband makes the most ridiculous 4th of July waffles…|
|Cookout set up!|
|Mmmm… banana boats!|
On the 5th of July I joined two gal pals for what was supposed to be a 6 mile run but ended up a 7-miler. It was super fun, actually. Lots of hills that went largely unnoticed due to the conversation and beauty of the landscape. We ran partway on a bridle trail which was great. Except for the horse droppings scattered throughout, of course. Overall it was awesome and I can’t wait to do it again.
Back to our real story for today… Our recipe today is inspired by the deliciousness of baja Mexican fish tacos we have grown to love and crave in San Diego. We will never make them as authentic or delicious as can be found there, but what little bit we can recreate at home, we do! And I say “our” and “we” because this recipe is every bit as much as my husband’s creation as it is mine — maybe even more so!
Recipes for Fish Tacos and homemade Guacamole below. This filling meal is so easy it’s not even fair.
- Flounder (or any other white fish)
- Tomatoes, diced
- Black beans, rinsed and drained
- Guacamole (recipe below)
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Taco sized tortillas
Cook the fish on a lightly greased skillet or fry pan. Season with salt and pepper (or any other seasonings you prefer). Cook 3-4 minutes on each side over medium heat until flaky.
Cut fish into bite sized chunks. Fill the soft taco with fish, and all remaining ingredients. Fold, bite, chew, and love. 🙂
- Avocado, pitted and scooped out of skin
- 1/8 (or less) red onion, diced
- 1/4 tomato, diced
- 1/2 lime
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- dash of sea salt
In a small bowl, mash pitted avocado until almost smooth but with a few lumps. Add tomatoes, red onion and garlic, and mix. Squeeze juice from half of a lime into the mixture. Add a dash of sea salt, and mix again. Do not whip. Taste test, adjust salt and lime if necessary, mix again. Cover with food wrap or foil and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow flavors to blend.
Hope y’all had a great holiday weekend.
Have a recipe you’d like to share with the world but don’t have a platform to do it? Email me and I’ll post your recipe as a guest post!
For my U.S. readers: what did you do to celebrate the 4th this weekend?
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