Remember yesterday when I said we are trying to leave Jack out of his cage during the day? Well things have been going pretty well, but he still loves taking our clothes out of the hamper and putting them by the front door. It’s like he thinks we will magically reappear if he places them there. This is the sight Fabio saw when he got home:
“You’re home? Finally??”
Haha silly dog. Other than the clothes, he chewed up a decorative apple that I keep in a fruit bowl on the kitchen table, but there are still like 6 more so I didn’t mind. Too much. He seems to be doing ok out of his cage during the day but not great…not sure if we should revert back to the cage or not!
Today’s workout was another good one. This morning I woke up slightly earlier than usual so I was able to fit in my run with Jack and the entire Insanity workout (usually in the morning I only have time for about half). The only bad part was it was pouring rain out, so even though I was huddled in my raincoat, I was thoroughly drenched after our run. By the time I was done Insanity I was sopping wet with rain and sweat. Gross!! Good thing I was able to hop in the shower immediately after because it was not a good look for me. At all. But the workout was great!
The other day I was telling my friend Catrina (Hi Treen!) about some of my favorite recipes. This caused me to browse through the list of recipes I keep on my phone, and I came across one that I totally forgot about- fish tacos!! I love, love, love fish tacos! I’m not a huge fan of fish by itself, but when the fish is wrapped up in a yummy tortilla and topped yummy accoutrements like avocado, onions, and tomatoes, I am in fishy heaven! The other day I picked up some halibut from the grocery store and tonight I enjoyed these delectable tacos. Here’s how I made them.
First I set the oven to broil and allowed it to get nice and hot. Then I made a rub from cumin, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and salt. Cinnamon seems like an odd addition to this mix but it has a familiar spicy flavor that I love! I mixed these up in a small bowl and set the rub aside.
Next I lined a cookie sheet with tin foil and placed a grill rack on top. If I had an outdoor grill I would have used that, but apartment life does not allow for a grill. Sadly. Once the rack was ready I put the fish on top and rubbed the spices onto both sides.
Then I broiled the fish in the oven for about 5 minutes until it was flaky and no longer translucent.
While the fish was cooking, I got to work chopping some cherry tomatoes, onions, avocado, and lettuce. When the fish was done it was assembly time! Fish, then onions, then tomatoes, then avocados, and finally, the lettuce.
I served these on corn tortillas (I like corn tortillas better than wheat ones for fish tacos) and served it with some Mexican veggie quinoa (recipe to come soon!).
The rub on the fish was flavorful and smoky without being too spicy, and the creamy avocado gave it all a great texture. I just love the combination of all of those flavors!! Even if you don’t like fish, you really should try this recipe!
- 1 lb. white fish (I’ve used both Halibut and Tilapia, both are delicious)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 avocado, sliced
- 1/4 small onion, diced
- 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 large lettuce leaf, chopped
- 4 corn tortillas
- Set oven to broil and allow it to get really hot.
- Combine spices in a small bowl. Line a cookie sheet with foil (for easy clean up, but you can omit) and place a grill rack on top. Place fish on top of grill rack and rub spices all over.
- Place fish in the oven and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, or until fish is flaky and white instead of translucent.
- Heat corn tortillas in microwave with a damp paper towel for 30 seconds, if desired. Begin topping tortillas with fish, onions, tomatoes, avocados, and lettuce.
- Roll up tortillas, and eat!
I just realized one of the reasons I made this dish is because I wanted to use up some of cilantro. Too bad I just remembered this now and totally omitted the cilantro from this dish. Ugh! So annoying! Does this ever happen to anyone else? #DinnerFailure.