Monday, March 31, 2008

Smoke'n Fast Fish Tacos

In my quest to be faster, I am trying to come up with interesting meals that make me want to stay home to eat.

I don't have a picture because we ate them too fast. A very good recommendation. This recipe makes 5 tacos using 1 tablespoon of chorizo sausage and 8 ounces of cod fillet.

What you need for 5 tacos:
-white corn tortillas
-Olive oil spray
-1 table spoon olive oil
-1/2 pound cod
-1 chorizo sausage (spelling?)
-garlic (I used garlic paste)
-cilantro (I used cilantro paste)
-1 avocado
-sliced cabbage
-sliced tomato
-5 tablespoons mont jack/colby jack cheese grated

Prepare the tortillas:

Heat a fry pan really hot. Spray with olive oil spray. Hot quick fry each of the tortillas (both sides. I spray the pan between each tortilla. They should be soft, but with a little toasting.

Prepare condiments:
-slice cabbage and put a small pile on each plate (I ate two Kel ate three)
-slice lettuce and put a small pile next to the cabbage
-slice avocado and lay on top between the cabbage and the lettuce
-slice tomato and place on either side of the avocado
-put 1 tablespoon of cheese for each taco on the plate (I put on top of the lettuce

Prepare the filling:
-take 1 tablespoon of chorizo sausage (freeze the rest of the sausage for another time) and cook until crumbling (you must wash this pan before using it to cook the fish)
-cut up the cod into about 1 inch cubes put in a mixing bowl. Add
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-garlic (I use garlic paste)
-cilantro (I use cilantro paste)
-the cooked sausage crumbled
-Mix up the cod and seasonings
-heat up a clean pan and cook on medium heat until fish is cooked (took me about 2-3 minutes)

Fill up the prepared tortillas with the filling and place on the plate.

I gotta tell you, I had fish tacos on saturday at a brewery and mine beat those by far. The cod flakes as it cooks and picks up the hint of flavor the chorizo provides. When I cooked the sausage, I then put it on a paper towel to remove the fat.

Although this recipe does call for some fat, I think this is a healthy alternative to alot that is out there. Enjoy.


Trish said...

Wow sounds great. Course I'm going for a less spicy sausage and maybe leave the avo out, but it really sounds wonderfull. Maybe some lemon vinegar over fish too!

vici whisner said...

I used some lime, but forgot to put that in the recipe. I squeezed lime over the top just before I served it.
I suggest chili paste instead of the sausage, but honestly there was very little sausge once you cook it up and pat with a papertowel.