Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yes, your children will eat fish.. and so will you! Part Three

While reading posts a few weeks ago, I came across another good looking fish recipe that I had to try with my kids. In all honesty, it's been hard to work in eating fish even twice a month. Not because we're such picky eaters, but because I'm so used to thinking it's out of our price range. We've long been out of the habit of eating it, so much so that I forget how versatile and easy it truly is.

Back to reading blogs... I bookmarked the following recipe from Newlyweds and was delighted at how easy to truly was.

Fish Tacos with Lemon Butter Sauce
Ingredients for the fish:
1 lb filet’s of white fish (cod, halibut, tilapia, orange roughy)--I used cod
Fajita seasoning (salt free)--I used taco seasoning
8 warm corn tortillas (wrap in towel and microwave)

Garnish: shredded cabbage, cilantro sprigs, optional, Mexican Muenster, Chihuahua, Cotija or Jack cheese, shredded, pico de gallo, avocado

1. Cut the fish into four equal pieces and season both sides with seasoning.
2. Melt 1 Tbsp of butter into a large skillet and add your fish.
3. Cook on med-high heat for 3-4 min on each side.
4. Remove fish from skillet and set aside.

Ingredients for the Lemon Butter Sauce:
1 tablespoon Olive Oil,
1/2 onion, diced,
1/2 cup white wine,--used chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter,
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped,
1/2 of lemon juice

1. Add oil to the same skillet you cooked your fish in and saute the onion.
2. When onion is softened, add white wine.
3. Scrap the fish bits off the bottom of skillet to add to the flavor of the sauce.
4. Cook until wine is reduced to half.
5. Strain out the onions (I skipped this step) and melt in the butter.
6. Add cilantro, salt, and juice of half a lemon.
7. Set aside until you're ready to serve.

We served our fish with the sauce, tomatoes, cabbage, and cheese. Because white fish is so mild, this made a perfect meal. My kids not only gobbled it down; they also asked for seconds. The flavor was tasty, but not overwhelming, and these tacos weren't fishy at all. My kids didn't ask what it was and I'm not sure they ever figured it out either. This will definitely be going back on our menu soon.

How about you? Have you tried any good fish recipes lately? How are your Nutritional Goals going?

For January's fish recipe, check out Shrimp Stirfry.
For February's fish recipe, check out Shrimp Quesadillas.

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