Friday, July 15, 2011

Fish Taco Salad

This was a super quick and easy meal that turned out fabulous. As our 5 year old says, "This one's a keeper, for sure!". So, it has the kid seal of approval too. We used some Alaskan Cod pieces that we picked up at Trader Joe's, which I snagged because it was cheaper than the fillets. The pieces are all different sizes, but for this recipe, it doesn't make a difference. We served the cod with some leftover Avocado Coleslaw and the results were great. Definitely our favorite meal of the week.

For the seasoning on the fish, we used some homemade taco seasoning, which I would highly recommend making and having on hand. It's fast and easy to put together and it lasts a while. Here's the mixture that we make and keep in our spice cupboard:

Taco Seasoning (from Heavenly Homemakers)

1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 Tablespoon sea salt

Put all ingredients into a jar and shake!

Fish Taco Salad

1 pound cod pieces*
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
Avocado Coleslaw

Pat fish dry and place in a medium mixing bowl with taco seasoning. Toss to coat. In large skillet, heat oil, then add fish. Cook 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Serve on top of Avocado Coleslaw.

*I would recommend 1/2 pound of fish per person. Or more. Just increase the other ingredients as needed if you are making more than one pound. You may even go closer to 3/4 pound per person. All we had was one pound, so that's what we made due with, but we'll be picking up two packages next time!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, YUM!! I totally get in a rut, so I'm glad for more ideas! I buy the guac from Costco, as it's cheaper than making it myself. Steve and I (almost literally) put it on everything! I usually saute veggies in coconut oil, throw in a bit of meat, and mix guac in before I eat it. So delicious. I'll have to try this, though! And I didn't know TJ's has cod bits! Good to know! I never seem to have time to just browse, so there are things I miss, for sure. Did you know they started carrying coconut milk ice cream?! I don't know what the other ingredients are, as my friend just told me about it, but it's only $1.99!! Anyway, I'll check that and the cod out the next time I'm there. Happy cooking!