Before I talk about dinner, look what came in the mail for me today!


As I was yelling YIPPEE! Tony and Hannah said that they wanted to have an intervention – I get too many magazines!  But I have to say, all of my magazines are free from Tony’s priority points, so its not like I am throwing money out the door – but I guess I could cut down (but why would I want to do that? :D)

I am trying to add more fish and seafood to our meal plans, trouble is, I don’t really like a lot of fish.  Seafood, I am all about – shrimp, scallops, king crab legs = yum!  I just can’t stand fishy fish.

A while back in the summer I found an Australian fish called baramundi, which was so not fishy!  Sadly, the store I found it at doesn’t know when it will get its next shipment.  Nertz!

I decided to use tilapia, because it isn’t very fishy.  Of course, when I add pickled jalapenos and Tabasco sauce, who can tell!

Here is the marinating fish:


One of the side dishes was Trader Joe’s refried pinto beans with salsa, which I didn’t see.  One look at the bowl and all I saw was onions!  Sure enough:

damn onions!
damn onions!

And even though I sprayed my cast iron grill pan really well, the fish stuck:


Here was my plate –


This was probably the most boring dinner I have ever made.  So disappointing.  Well, I did reduce the chili powder to 1 teaspoon and left out the jalapenos, so maybe that was a problem.  I added Tabasco to mine so mine was spicy!  I am posting the correct recipe below if you want to try it.  Off to snuggle with Tony!  DON’T FORGET TO COMMENT ON MY PREVIOUS POST TO WIN A VALUABLE PRIZE!

See you at breakfast!

Here is Bobby Flay’s recipe:

Fish Tacos!


1 pound white flaky fish (tilapia)

¼ cup canola oil

1 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped

¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves

8 flour tortillas


Possible garnishes:

Shredded lettuce

Hot sauce (Tabasco of course!)

Sour cream


Chopped cilantro


Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Place fish in a medium size dish.  Whisk together the oil, lime juice, chili powder, jalapeno and cilantro and pour over the fish.  Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.


Remove fish from the marinade and place onto a hot grill, flesh side down.  Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove.  Let rest for 5 minutes then flake fish with a fork. 


Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds.  Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish as you like.


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