fish tacos - 100 days real food challenge

Fish Tacos: 100 Day Real Food Challenge

fish tacos - 100 days real food challengeChallenge is an UNDERSTATEMENT.

When your household hates vegetables and you are a foodie, this 100 days of real food is nearly impossible.

Today’s recipe is in Lisa Leak’s new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous: The Easy and Delicious Way to Cut Out Processed Food.

 

Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

fish tacos - 100 days real food challenge

Fish tacos are not my husband’s favorite, unless, the fish is coated in a fatty batter.  Of course, my “real food” plan does not include enriched wheat flour or bleached flour.

In Lisa’s plan, no ingredient or condiment can have more than 5 ingredients.  It cannot contain hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, nor any other “chemically altered” ingredient.

If you do not like cilantro, I understand, neither do I.  I substituted parsley instead.

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES     COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES      SERVES 4-5

 

Pico De Gallo

  • 1 medium tomato (about 1/2 lb), seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/2 Serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, or parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

Fish

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound white fish (such as cod, rockfish or tilapia) cut into 1 – 2 inch chunks  (I used cod)

2-3 Tablespoons butter or olive oil – NOT MARGARINE

1 lime, halved

Warm whole-grain corn or flour tortillas for serving

Instructions:

Make the pico de gallo, in a medium bowl, toss together all the ingredients.

Prepare the fish.

Mix the flour and seasonings on a plate. Dip the fish chunks into the flour, coating all sides.  Transfer to a clean plate.

 

fish tacos - 100 days real food challange

In a large saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add the fish and cook until the fish is golden brown on the bottom, 3-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish).

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Flip and cook until it is golden brown on the other side and the center is white, flaky and cooked all the way through, 7-8 minutes.

Add more butter to the pan if necessary to keep from drying out.

Squeeze lime on top.

Serve the fish with warm tortillas and freshly made pico de gallo.
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