Friday, May 1, 2009

The number one fish taco recipe

I have not been good at blogging this past month.
Actually I have not been good at anything.
I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

This morning I woke up and it was kind of cold and cloudy. I made coffee, brought it back to bed, turn on my laptop and started catching up on Google Reader where I keep track of all my favorite blogs, I haven’t check them out in almost a month.
To my surprise I wasn’t that behind. As I start reading I notice that I’m not the only one
without energy or lack of inspiration. Hmmm…strange, what’s going on?
The two first blogs I read where Beck & Posh and Mishmash! , both going through something similar.
Somehow it made me feel that I’m not Coo- Coo and inspired me to get up, cook up a storm and post.
So here I am, with some delish and super home made fish tacos.



I started making homemade flour tortillas, that came out very tasty.


I went to the island’s central fish market and got some fresh fish. I took my camera with me, it is a great place to photograph, sadly I got completely camera shy, didn’t want to look like a tourist and did not take one picture. Oh well…I am not 100% there yet, but I feel much better.

I dusted the fish with flour, salt, pepper and some paprika and cooked it in olive oil. My kitchen smelled like the Mediterranean.




When it was done I deboned it and broke it into big chunks.




At the market I also got 3 different kind of peppers for the salsa. They looked pretty spicy but it is just looks, they are not.
I used all 3 plus a tomato and green onions to make the salsa.















To add heat I had my tacos with chipotle mayonnaise. I think I have a little addiction to chipotles.
It was definitely and acquire taste since I didn't like them that much the first time I tried them.




I assembled the tacos with some lettuce and cilantro.




Added quite a bit of lime juice.



Opened a super cold beer and...yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Angela said...

These tacos look incredible -- and with handmade tortillas! Fabulous. I know what you mean about blogging. It's incredibly time consuming and sometimes you just need a break. Glad you're back and thanks for the great post.

Gattina said...

Pia, you make me feel bad :P ... (not because we're slow in blogging :) :)... but I buy those no-character commercial tortilla while your home-made ones are super tasty and gorgeous!

Buon viaggio. said...

Gattina, don't feel bad, the truth is that I am in a small island in Brazil right now and they do not have tortillas, if not I would buy them too. (But home made are definitely better)
Angela, you are right, blogging it is so time consuming, specially when you have a slow internet connection as I do right now. =(

Anonymous said...

What kind of fish did you use?

Buon viaggio. said...

To be honest I have no idea what kind of fish it was, I just went to the fish market and pointed; they looked like small anchovies but I can asure you that was not the name.

SarahKate said...

I took a little blog break at the beginning of the year too. I think it was the over dose of food around the holidays. Those fish tacos look amazing! It's a good thing I have my dinner on the stove right now or I'd start chopping tomatoes to make this recipe!