We’re dealing with a bit of a crazy, scary heatwave that unfortunately is super common in Los Angeles during the month of September. Good ol’ September! All I want to do is bathe in a bath full of ice cubes, drink nothing but cold beer and eat ceviche and fish tacos.
That’s classic hot weather-food. It’s also the food I want to eat when I’m craving something filling and awesome, but also leaves me feeling with a bit of pep in my step.
The food looks glorious – and easy! If you like Stephanie’s blog, i am a food blog (it’s a must-read!), then you’ll love the book. The same design element from her blog is sprinkled throughout the book, the photos are modern, sleek, austere (in a good way!) and the food makes me want to run to my kitchen and make spicy chicken wings.
Also, Stephanie’s sweet and familiar personality comes through in the recipe head notes.
So, if you’re sweating like me and in search of a light-as-a-feather, tasty meal, make these fish tacos. Also, if you’re just hungry you can also make them.
- 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
- 1/2 white onion finely diced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Juice from 1 lime or lemon
- 1 pound tilapia or cod cut into chunks
- Salt and Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Corn or flour tortillas warmed (or in my case, lightly charred)
- To taste chopped cilantro
- To taste finely diced onion
- To taste diced tomatos
- To taste hot sauce
- To taste lime wedges
- Combine the jalapeno, onion, cilantro, oil and lime juice. Toss with the tilapia. Heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium high heat, and pan-fry fish chunks until cooked, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve fish on warmed tortillas with your choice of garnishes.