Shredded Cabbage and Cilantro Fish Tacos

My first fish taco was in 11th grade, in San Diego, during Happy Hour. I have never forgotten my first fish taco. Mom and I were walking through spanish town, looking at all the cool things. We entered this restaurant/bar and decided to both try a fish taco. Now, mom spent over 35 years in San Diego where she grew up, so she was very familiar with the tacos. I don't remember what kind of fish it was or what sauce they used, but I do remember shredded cabbage. Perfect on a fish taco. The fish tacos I made consisted of:

Varies by eaters:

1 c. shredded cabbage
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
Combine the two into a food chopper/processer
3-4 cooked fresh talapia (baked with olive oil and lemon pepper)
shredded cheddar cheese (We finally found the zero fat/cholestral cheddar cheese. It's finally back at Walmart).
Corn tortillas fried in olive oil.
Once fish and tortillas are done, break apart the very tender talapia and put on tortilla. Add cabbage and cilantro mixture, cheese and salsa. Enjoy!


Due to Popular Request....

I am posting this meal again.

St. Patrick's Day Meal (cabbage and hotdogs)

1 medium sized cabbage chopped
1 c. olive oil (use more if need be)
1 medium sized apple, chopped or cubed
1 large potato or 2 small, chopped or cubed
2 chopped hotdogs (I used smoked turkey hogdogs)
1 T. butter
1/2 tsp. salt (or sea salt)
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 T. flour
1 tsp. sugar
4 T. white vinegar

In a sautee pan, add olive oil, cabbage, apples and potatoes. Allow to cook on medium high heat, then turn down to medium low heat once cabbage,potatoes and apples become tender. Add butter and allow to cook on medium to low heat. Next, in small bowl, combine flour, sugar and vinegar and stir well. Add the vinegar mixture to cabbage and then add salt and pepper. Mix well and continue to stir. Let simmer until all are tender and ready to eat. While simmering, roast hotdogs on medium-high heat on stove, or you can add hot-dogs to mixture while simmering (whatever you like) Serve with mashed potatoes for a traditional St. Patrick's Day feast! Also good with couscous or rice.


Orange Pineapple Streusel Muffins

Orange and pineapple are a great combination. Try these!

Orange Pineapple Muffins

1/2 c. whole wheat flour (or just use 2 c. white flour)
1 1/2 c. white flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 T. baking powder
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
1 egg
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 T. sugar
1/2 T. brown sugar
1 T. orange extract

streusel topping
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. meltedbutter
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine all together and mix well.
1/2 c. reserved pineapple

Preheat oven to 375. In large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt. Mix. Drain pineapple and reserve 1/4 c. of juice. Add juice, egg, milk and butter to flour and mix well. Add sugar, crushed pineapple (all but 1/2 c. for streusel topping) and orange extract and mix well.
Spoon batter into cupcake liners. Top with crushed pineapple and then add streusel topping. Bake for 25-30 min. k


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)