I’ve done tilapia in a foil packet before, but this time I wanted to use the grill and more veggies. Instead of making individual packets, I made a large one. The fish and vegetables cooked perfectly in just 15-20 minutes. Even though the foil was charred around the edges, the food didn’t burn at all.
I have the best neighbors. I asked my boys what they wanted for dinner the other day, and they both requested Fish Tacos. The Chipotle Dressing calls for cilantro. I have some growing in the garden, but there wasn’t much. I took it in the house, determined to make it work and then the phone rang. It was my neighbor asking if I needed cilantro. She had a bunch that she wouldn’t be able to use up and offered it to me, not realizing that I needed some at that exact moment! It’s such a blessing to have neighbors like that!
Back to the tacos – I had 1 bag of Tilapia fillets in the freezer and also a bag of shrimp, so I decided to make both kinds. I seasoned the shrimp with plenty of Old Bay Seasoning and sizzled them in a hot, iron skillet. This time I only had romaine lettuce, instead of the slaw mix or cabbage, but it made a good substitution.
Dinner time was creeping up on me and I had no plan. Only four of us would be home on that night. Usually, when Jim is gone we have pancakes but that didn’t sound good. I wanted something fast and easy, but different. Inspiration came from one bag of salmon fillets in the freezer, which isn’t enough for 6 of us, but perfect for 4. When I spied the bottle of sesame seed oil in the pantry, I knew I was on to something good.
I decided to grill the salmon in foil packets with a simple, flavorful sauce made with soy sauce and sesame seed oil.
It’s only been very recently that I’ve tasted fish tacos. I’ve ordered them in two different restaurants, but I really wanted to try making them at home. My first search for recipes called for expensive types of fish, like swordfish. I kept looking though, and found a few recipes that use tilapia. I combined the ideas of several recipes to create these and the result is easy and tasty.
Even the kids liked them. At first they were skeptical, but I explained that fish tacos are different from regular tacos. It’s not like you just substitute fish for the hamburger. Low and behold, they tried them and they liked them too! [Read more…] about Fish Tacos with Chipotle Dressing
Fish is such a fast and super easy thing to fix. Often, when I fix tilapia I grill it on the George Foreman grill, but this time I decided to bake it. Three ingredients and about 20 minutes later I had dinner on the table.