Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fish Tacos


From: I searched far and wide for a fish taco sauce and jumped for joy when I finally found this one! Then I failed to read the directions and came up with the following variation which I now love to eat in mass quantities.  Yumm!!

Ingredients:

fish of your choice, cooked as you prefer
taco-sized flour tortillas

1 tomato , chopped
1 or 2 avocados chopped
1 cup lettuce, shredded

sauce ingredients:

4 tbsp light sour cream
2 tbsp light mayonnaise made with lime
2 tsp lime juice
1/4 onion , finely diced (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 to 1/2 avocado, finely chopped

How to:  

Start by combining the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and chill while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.  Then prepare the rest of the ingredients, setting each one in a separate small bowl on the table so everyone can sit down and build their own taco!

Fish can be cooked with lemon and butter or any other of your favorite seasonings.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

taco seasoning mix


From: For the longest time, I was looking for a substitute for the Taco Bell brand taco seasoning that costs an arm and a leg and has all the same spices as the ones that are already in my kitchen.  FINALLY, I found one, with the help of some friends of mine.  This is the one I found.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar

How to:  

Brown the meat in the skillet, then add seasoning and water and simmer until liquid reduces (approximately 10 minutes).