Tonight I actually cooked. It had been a while, but since I discovered Everyday Food on PBS Saturday mornings, I've been more inspired. Thing is, I've been waitressing: love the food at the restaurant, but develop a sort of love-hate relationship with cooking at home.
So here's a really easy, easy recipe for anyone who likes fish! I wish I had a great camera, but this was the best photo I got. Hey, it's not easy to make an appealing photo with sour cream in the way! :)
The taste it leaves in your mouth is fabulous, even now (nearly 2 hours later!). Even Lulu wanted some... could you resist this sweet face? (She's rolling over on her back.)
Tilapia Tacos from Everyday Food
(makes about 4 Tacos)
3 Tilapia fillets, salt and peppered
1 head red cabbage
3/4 sour cream
salt and pepper
diced, minced jalapeno
scallions, minced (I skipped the scallions)
package of tortillas
To make the sauce:
To the 3/4 cup sour cream add the juice of the lime. Reserve half to be a topping.
To make the cabbage-slaw:
Cut off a little more than 1/4 of the red cabbage, core and slice it into small strips. Add to the bowl of sour cream (not reserved), along with the jalapeno and scallions.
To prep the fish:
Put a pan on medium heat with some olive oil. Add fish when hot. You'll cook it about 3 minutes on each side, and it is ok if it breaks apart.
To warm the tortillas:
Place in a warm oven until they are flexible to work with. Place in a stack in a towel until you're ready to make your tacos.
To make the tacos:
Place fish in bottom of tortilla shell. Add a generous portion of the cabbage-slaw and top with the reserved sauce.
**The nutty flavor of the Tilapia is wonderful with the sweet cabbage, but I wonder what other kinds of fish might be good in these. Try it for yourself!