I'm joining Sarah and Pam today to share the best of my time spent online.
It's funny, since I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, I definitely spend more time online. But it feels like I spend less time online, because I rarely sit at the computer with my back to my family. I think there is something to be said about that. When I am online, I am usually at the kitchen table or in a chair in the living room, facing my family and open to their needs and conversation. I used to feel guilty about being online because I was facing the computer and my family saw my back. I did not feel like I could adequately see what was going on with my children, or take care of meals, while I was online. Now, I can carry "online" around with me, or leave it sit and do what I need to do without feeling like I am peeling myself away from the screen.
Anyway, that brings me to this recipe, which I saw one day recently while I was surfing. I love fish tacos, and whenever I eat out and fish tacos are on the menu, I get them. But I have never fixed them at home. This recipe changed that because they were so simple and delicious, I can make them any time.
I omitted the coriander from the rub for the fish because I detest it. I love cilantro, however, and definitely added the full quarter cup to the Lime Crema. The sauce really made this dish special even though it was so simple to throw together. We topped our fish with the sauce and shredded red cabbage and enjoyed some spicy Peppercorn on the side. I was unable to get red snapper in Columbus, Ohio, which I figured would be the case, so I subbed catfish, which is an equally mild and medium-firm fish. It was great and cheap and available.
1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
3 T. mayonnaise
3 T. sour cream
1 t. grated lime rind (I did not use this)
1 1/2 t. fresh lime juice
1/4 t. salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. smoked paprika
1/4 t. ground red pepper
1/8 t. salt
1/8 t. garlic powder
1 1/2 pounds red snapper fillets (or catfish or another mild, white, medium-firm fish)
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage
Preheat oven to 425°.
To prepare crema, combine crema ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
To prepare tacos, combine spices in a small bowl; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish.
Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
Place fish in a bowl; break into pieces with a fork. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage and 1 tablespoon crema.