Literally the last thing on earth that I’d ever consider myself to be is a food blogger. I can blog, I can read food blogs and sometimes even follow a super simple recipe….but that’s definitely about all I have in my cooking arsenal. Pinterest has actually been the thing that’s moved the needle towards me being almost capable of mostly being able to prepare dinners for my family several nights a week. This may not sound amazing, but coming from a person who used to eat about three foods as a kid then grew into a person who knew how to cook about three things, one being spaghetti with jar sauce, who has now become someone who actually goes through recipes to plan meals for the week and sometimes even purchases the ingredients and COOKS THE MEALS is nothing short of miraculous. In my mind, at least. God knows what we’d be eating if it weren’t for the ADHD cook’s dynamic duo: Pinterest and Strattera.
Last week I actually went one step further…or maybe it was actually one step fewer….and decided to just hurt the recipe for fish tacos that I’d ferreted out on Pinterest and do one better: create my own version. With my new recipe made and enjoyed by almost every member of my family (ok, two out of four isn’t bad, right?) it occurred to me maybe I should do the unthinkable: blog it.
So naturally I needed to research digital tools to help add recipes to a blog and/or Pinterest. Who knew there were this many nerd tools for recipe sharers? The two that looked the coolest to me were WordPress GetMeCooking recipe template plugin (which I used to create this recipe) and PicMonkey recipe cards (which I haven’t had time to try yet, but which I think could be used to make an awesome pinnable image for recipes).
Anyway, without further ado, here’s how you make Crazy Easy Fish Tacos.
Crazy Easy Fish Tacos
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||40 minutes|
- 1 Packet Taco seasoning (I used probably 1/4 of the packet; use to taste)
- 1 Bag Classic Coleslaw mix (Just the mix, available in produce section--no dressing)
- 1 8 oz container Prepared mango salsa (I used Giant house brand)
- 1 Teaspoon Salt or crazy mixed up salt (To taste)
- 1 Package Tilipia fillets (I used 4 servings)
- 1 or 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
- 1 Package Soft flour tortillas
|In a large skillet, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over high heat.|
|Remove Tilipia (or you could substitute another white fish) from package.|
|Season both sides of each piece of fish with a little salt.|
|Coat both sides of each piece of fish with taco seasoning. Doesn't have to be a thick crust or anything, just sprinkle it on or, if you prefer, dump onto a plate then dredge fish through seasoning.|
|Put seasoned fish fillets into heated, oiled skillet. Watch for spatters!|
|Cook on one side for about 3 minutes or until opaque.|
|Flip each fillet over and cook on other side for about 3 minutes, or until completely cooked.|
|Place either whole serving of fish in tortilla, or break up fish into smaller pieces and place in tortilla--your choice.|
|Add coleslaw mix (without dressing) to taste.|
|Add mango salsa to taste.|
|Roll it up and eat it! Optional other toppings could include hot sauces, sour cream, cheese....or whatever you like.|