Sunday, July 29, 2012

~Fish Tacos~

I asked my husband what he wanted for supper tonight and he surprised me by saying..."how about fish tacos!"  Huh, I've never fixed fish tacos before so I'm not sure where he came up with that!  I do like a challenge though!  So off to the computer I went to start searching for the perfect fish taco recipe.  I found several and combined them by what sounded good to me.  It was a hit!!  The recipe looks like a lot of work but trust's worth it!!

Fish Tacos


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. beer {this is a must! It's what makes the batter fluffy!}
To make Batter:
*In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Blend egg and beer, then quickly stir into the flour mixture {don't worry about a few lumps}.
  • oil for frying {I used about 1/2-3/4 in. in bottom of skillet}
  • 1 pound flounder fillets, cut into pieces/strips that will fit in a tortilla
  • 1 (12 oz.) package corn tortillas
  • 1 pkg. shredded cabbage

*Place your corn tortillas in foil and put them in the oven {while your frying the fish} on 200° to warm them.
*Heat oil in deep-fryer {or skillet} to 375° F
*Dust fish pieces lightly with extra flour. Dip into batter, place on a cookie rack to allow excess batter to drain, then fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
White Sauce
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced capers
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
*In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream and mayonnaise. Gradually stir in fresh lime juice until consistency is slightly runny. Blend in a food processor the jalapeno and capers then add to the sour cream mixture. Add in oregano, cumin, dill, and cayenne.  Stir together!  Mix this up first and let this set for a couple hours or overnight.
Fresh Salsa
  • 4-6 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • fresh cilantro leaves {I used a good handful}
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt {taste and add more if needed}

  •  Instructions: 
    *Combine all salsa ingredients in a food processor and blend well {you can leave it as chunky as you like} 
    *Let it set for an hour or so to allow the flavors to mix

    To serve:  place fried fish in a warm tortilla, and top with shredded cabbage, white sauce, and salsa!

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    All good things must come to an end...until we meet again!

    The silly things we do for a blog post!!  This morning I was making some new labels for my OLD Tupperware containers that my kids tease me about and while I was at it I thought...hey why not do a new post, so I grabbed my faithful trusty camera!

    Yes, only one measly curled up label left!  Bless you SUGAR! 
    My children fail to remember that those "silly containers" {they laugh at and ask for in our "will" someday} are what has held the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cornmeal for me and my recipes for many years!  My kids have reaped the benefits of those "silly" containers a LONG time...and still are!  I know they're ugly but it's worked for me for quite some time now so why change!  They are hidden behind closed doors anyway! make a long story short...  I thought a little update {for my kids sake} to my "ugly" containers may help to modernize them a little more!  With the help of one of my favorite tools, my Silhouette CAMEO, and their FREE shape, we got busy!

    Don't be jealous...I know you wish you had {or would have kept} an OLD set just like these so you could put cute labels on them too!  I miss those Tupperware parties, don't you?!

    With all that said I will explain the reason for the POOR quality pictures!  As I was getting ready for the first photo shoot {the before pics} I picked up my camera, that was sitting right in front of my containers, and as I carefully lifted this baby up... fun funky camera strap got caught on the door handle of my lower cabinets in my island.  Well, I'm sure you can guess what happened next!  Yes, it slipped out of my hands and went crashing to the floor!  1st time I have EVER dropped it!  The flash flew open, the SD card slot flew open, the LCD flipped out on it's own, AND the battery door flew open!  I can't see a single thing wrong with it WON'T take a picture and it won't shut off unless I take the battery out!  So obviously something very serious is wrong with it!  All because I didn't want my Tupperware containers to be made fun of anymore!  Needless to say, blog pics will be poor quality for a while unless (A)the camera is fixable or most likely (B)I save up enough to buy myself a new one!

    After all my happiness for my new labels and sadness for my camera loss, I remembered a friend of mine was doing a fundraiser to bring home another sweetie from China!  And guess what...IT'S FOR A NEW Nikon D5100 CAMERA {drawing will be held July 30th, so hurry over and chip in}!  I ran quickly over to her blog and "chipped in" to help them out and hopefully win myself a new camera!

    PS~does anyone even sell Tupperware anymore??

    Monday, July 23, 2012

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012


    Quick post...I didn't get any pics because we ate it up too fast!  It really was the best broccoli I've ever had!  Hubby thought so too!!  It will definitely be going in my recipe book for future meal making!  I found it on is the link:  Amateur Gourmet
    Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!