Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam. I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out. It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…
In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days. The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards! Have you exercised lately? With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again. If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it. Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal. The Read the full post…
There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro. My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…
Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten. It's time for a health reality check. First of all, how is your health lately? If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful? Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…
I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart. Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation? If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect. But Read the full post…
Regular readers know I often try things most people would pass over and never even give a chance. It’s important to put aside preconceived notions of food; what goes together and what we like and don’t like. Food is all about thinking outside the box. Over the last several years, our food culture has changed rather dramatically as we are exposed to different cultures and types of food. For instance, when I was young, a salad was iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and maybe croutons. There were few dressings available to chose from such as Thousand Island, Italian and Catalina. I don’t even remember having Ranch back then but maybe my parents just didn’t like it. Now salads are limited only by your imagination and iceberg has been shunned in favor of more flavorful and healthy choices.
Tex Mex food is one of my favorite types of cuisine because it is easy to prepare, tasty and yes, it can be a healthy choice if you leave off the mountains of cheese and sour cream. Not so very long ago, even I thought the idea of fish tacos was horrible but then I tried one and I’ve been hooked ever since. (Pardon the pun.) When I saw this recipe for fish tacos with strawberry and avocado salsa, I knew I had to try it. Strawberries are in season so now is the perfect time to make this simple recipe at home. Fruit salsas with their combination of sweet, tart, spicy and a bit of heat go well with meats so branch out this summer as different fruits become available.
Strawberry and Avocado Salsa
1 1/4 cup strawberries, quartered
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup red onion, minced
zest and juice of 1 lime
handful of chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
Gently mix ingredients and chill while preparing fish.
Mojito Fish Tacos
2 to 3 pieces white fish such as tilapia, about 1 lb.
feta or queso fresca if you can find it
zest and juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp. rum
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
handful of fresh mint, chopped
handful of cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. each, salt and pepper
Mix marinade from above ingredients and marinate fish in a shallow dish 10 to 20 minutes.
Add 1 Tbsp. oil to a large skillet and heat to medium high heat. Cook fish till it just flakes, turning once, about 5 to 7 minutes, depending on thickness. Place fish in a bowl and chop into chunks. Wrap tortillas in a paper towel and warm in the microwave for a few seconds. Spoon fish on tortillas, top with strawberry salsa and a bit of feta.
These tacos received a high rating from my family for their fresh, interesting taste. Try them when you are bored with the same old tacos and need a change.
Upadated on May 28, 2013
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