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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fish Tacos!*

But Jil, you say. Jil, there is not a damn taco on this plate. Where are the fixin's? Where the fuck is the food, you say.

Aha!, faithful reader and a half, I retort. There ARE tacos and there ARE fixin's. I just couldn't resist taking a photo of this lovely fresh looking arrangement. Turn away if you do not like cilantro. Mom, I know you're trying your best, and I am proud of you.

Anyways, we had these Tuesday night and they were scrumptious. In addition to what you see, I had sauteed mixed baby bell peppers and red onion, and some heated corn tortillas waiting for us at the coffee table, where we eat like children, or maybe homeless people if either of those demographics had their own coffee tables.

YOU ARE SO INSENSITIVE JIL. Well, where else would a child or a homeless person have coffee? In a sippy cup? A rum bottle? Actually that sounds a lot like how most parents probably drink their coffee.

Look man, I've had four hours of sleep.

Fish Tacos
serves two

6 - 8 baby bell peppers, sliced into sticks
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
olive oil
12 oz white fish (pictures is mahi mahi)
2 tbsp flour
Garlic powder
Ancho chili powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 lime, quartered
1/2 avocado, sliced
6 corn tortillas
Pico de gallo if you are a bad ass

Pat your fish dry and then just when you think their humor couldn't possibly get any more sardonic, pat them dry again.

Heat oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium heat until piping hot, and add your peppers and onions. I wish you guys could see the sleep deprived typos happening over here, man. Saute/stir fry until tender and slightly carmelized, about 10 minutes or so.

While that happens, dredge your fish fillets in the flour, and then sprinkle with the garlic and chili powders. If you want kick, add some cayenne, man, whatever.

Remove the peppers and onions and keep warm. Add a bit more oil and if you are so inclined (I was), add a bit of butter. Fish and butter, people. Don't make them divorce. Cook about two minutes a side or until you achieve some nice golden color.

While that cooks, wrap your tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for thirty seconds. Leave those bitches in there until your fish is done.

When it's finish, plate up in such a fashion that it shames my photo above. Take the bowl of peppers and onions to the table and IF YOU ARE AN ASSKICKER you will cover the bowl with the plate upon which you heated your tortillas, keeping everything warm.

Yes, I am smart, actually, an internet IQ test proved it. Although I just found out yesterday that you don't need to highlight a word to italicize, or bold it, or underline it, you simply need to have your cursor within the word. Try it out. Impress your friends.

Enjoy those tacos, man.

*This post was written on Friday, the same day as the HIIT post, and yes, Jil is on four hours of sleep, and no she didn't do it two days in a row. I don't even know if that makes sense.

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