Monday, March 26, 2012

Honey Lime Fish Taco Bar

This weekend we were hit with a dose of is March not July.  The weather has been so nice lately I often forget we haven't celebrated Easter yet.  Despite the color temperatures, my husband and I still managed to work outside with girls in tow.  We moved into our current home less than a year ago and were left with two, horribly odd shaped and unkempt gardens.  Last weekend we decided to merge the two and make a 33'x10'  rectangular garden versus keeping the phallic shape the previous owners had.  It's amazing how much cleaner the yard looks.  Hopefully once our crops are in I'll be able to explore more garden and planting 'pins'.

As of now, there are no seeds or plants in the ground and I'm thankful for that as we have a freeze warning tonight.  Before the weather turned colder, I was able to get in another grill 'pin'.  Fish tacos scream to me SUMMER!  The 'pin' I choose turned out very flavorful and was easy to make.  Since I was grilling the fillets, I omitted the dredging ingredients and steps the 'pin' included.  For me tacos are one of the easiest family dinners to make.  I layout all the toppings and people make their own dinner from there.  Even though I cooked the fish on the grill, the original recipe has you pan frying the fillets (click on the original link) so feel free to try either way.

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6 (4-6oz) fillets tilapia
zest and juice of 2 limes
1 Tbsp olive oil + more for cooking
3 Tbsp honey
3/4 tsp salt 

3/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
small fajita-size flour tortillas
Optional Toppings: cheese, avocado, sour cream, rice or any other toppings

1. Combine lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a sealable container or zip lock bag.
There are no eggs in the bowl just honey :)

2. Add fish and marinate in the refrigerator anywhere from 30 minutes up to 24 hours

3. When ready to cook, preheat grill on medium for 5-7 minutes.

4. Spray or wipe oil on grill before removing the fish fillets from the marinade.

5. Cook the fillets for 3-4 minutes per side or until opaque.  Depending how thick the fillets are they can cook very quick.  Keep a watchful eye on the grill so they don't burn.

6. Remove fillets from grill and either leave them whole or break into pieces.

7. Lay the cooked fish with the soft fajitas and all the optional toppings for people to dig in and make their own.

8. Assemble and eat!!

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