Friday, March 9, 2012

Recipe friday - FISH

photo ripped off from here

So Andrea and I are kind of just flying by the seat of our pants with this blog. (If you haven't noticed :) Either way, it's been a fun medium to share with eachother our recipes and ideas in our efforts to make a full conversion to a whole foods and no sugar (at least in our meals.. save it for the good stuff.) lifestyle. Anyway, remember last week when I had the idea to make friday our recipe day? Well that was AFTER we had just determined that it would be Andrea's week to post on friday. So she was a good sport and posted about MY idea, using MY theme. Well, now this week is MY day to post on friday, and it's HER theme. Why does it MATTER you ASK? (ok, sorry.. I'll quit yelling) It doesn't.. except that since I don't like sea food (a cardinal sin in the bay area.. I know), I don't even have 1 tried and true recipe to share. I have cooked Salmon a time or two in a failed attempt to overcome my dislike (abhoration), but I can't really recommend that which I don't like (abhore.. My family actually sit's around and watches me try to choke down sea food for sport.)

look. I know what you're thinking. Maybe I should try crab, or shrimp, or lobster, or white fish.. I have OK?! I've tried it all.. on multiple occasions. I just HATE that fishy taste. HATE IT. DON'T MAKE ME EAT IT.


leave me the heck alone.

no wait.

come back.

So.. where was I? Oh, yes. I am going to share a recipe anyway. I did once eat a fish taco at a restaurant in San Diego and liked it, (Forget what I said before..) so although I haven't tried making my own, I just might.

We do make chicken tacos sometimes, and the tortilla makes all the difference, so if you don't have a tortilla factory near by like we do, (I'm tellin' ya, the California is the 8th wonder of the world when it comes to food. You should see our farmers markets.. YEAR ROUND. That will be a good post one day) You might consider making your own..

Ok, ok, we usually make our own tortillas. I usually don't get all the way out to the tortilla factory. We just follow the directions on the back of the Maseca bag. Go ahead.. click it. it's a link.

And then flatten it in the cast iron tortilla press I got for my birthday.

You could also use a whole wheat tortilla recipe. I like this one and there's even a video tutorial to go with it.

So moving on..

Here's Andrea's recipe.

I would trust hers before mine.

Baked Fish

1/4 C. butter - melted (I cut it in half and only use 2 TB)
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper (one Pizza Hut packet will last a long time with this recipe)
1 lb. any white fish (I always use tilapia, and I do 5 or 6 fillets)

Place fillets in 9x11 oven safe dish. Mix everything else in a small bowl. Pour over fish. Bake @ 400 for 30 minutes, basting twice.

Ok, I've probably scared you with my bipolar-ness, but don't let that stop you from contributing your favorite fish recipes.



please :D


  1. My favorite thing on Earth (yeah, I say that a lot, but this time it's for reals) is fish tacos. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks, Merica!

  2. I have two favorite recipes. One is fish tacos because they really are the best thing ever! And one is baked fish sticks. They are sooooo good. My kids both ate about 4 each! And they were asking for them the next day! I've made them twice so far and that has happened both times!

    This is our own version of fish tacos
    -halibut (a pound)
    -2-3 Tbsp olive oil
    -2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
    -salt and pepper to taste
    We add that in a fry pan and cook it up, shredding the fish as it cooks

    We put pico and cabbage on top! Amazing
    -chopped tomato
    -chopped Avacados
    -chopped purple onion
    -chopped cilantro
    -lime juice
    -salt and pepper

    we used green cabbage. We had two different dressings. One coleslaw and one was southwest chipotle. I had two different bowls of shredded cabbage that we put the dressing on so we could see what we liked best.

    So to sum it up, you warm your corn tortillas, put some fish on them, add your pico and top it off with the cabbage. For the record, our favorite was the southwest chipotle cabbage. We decided its essential!

  3. Baked fish sticks
    1 pound halibut
    2 eggs beaten
    Your choice of crumb mixture. I used a bit of finely ground crackers, a bit bread crumbs and some flax meal.
    I added salt and pepper to the crumb mixture.

    -Cut your halibut into small strips. About 1 inch wide and 4-5 inches long.
    -Dip them in your bowl of flour
    -Dip them in the egg
    -Roll them in crumbs

    -place on baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
    -serve with tarter sauce

    1. I am making these fish sticks the next time we have fish night! Thanks, Aims. How did a girl like me end up with such amazing and talented cousins?