Hi friends! I have a fun and easy dinner idea coming at you today.
You see, it all started when we made these tilapia tostadas a couple of weeks ago and discovered just how easy and delicious tostadas were. Of course I’ve had tostadas before, but I had never made them at home and didn’t know how easy they were to put together.
Here’s you make them:
- Buy corn tortillas from the grocery store.
- Heat your oven to 375 degrees and place corn tortillas on a baking sheet either lined with tin foil + cooking spray or on a silpat mat.
- Cook corn tortillas for 4 minutes, take them out and flip.
- Cook for 4 more minutes on the other side or until they are crunchy.
So easy, right? This cooking method would probably work great for making homemade tortilla chips as well.
Anyway, we still had a bag of tortillas to use up from the other week, so we have been making tostadas here and there and topping them with all of our favorite Mexican goodies like guacamole, rice, cilantro, tomatoes, cheese, etc. etc. etc.
We had this meal again last night, and I just had to document it since it was so easy and delicious.
First I whipped up some quick guacamole (2 avocados, 2 tbsp. diced red onion, 1 chopped tomato, a bunch of cilantro, 2 tbsp. nonfat plain Greek yogurt, salt, pepper & garlic powder mashed with a fork) while Fabio got to work on some skirt steaks.
He has really perfected his steak game lately, and now makes the most delicious perfectly cooked steaks ever. Here’s how he does it:
Skirt Steak (thin-cut): Season with kosher salt before cooking. Cook in a non-stick pan on medium high heat with avocado oil (which has a higher burning point than something like olive oil). Cook for 4-5 minutes on the first side, then flip. Cook 3-4 minutes on the second side depending on thickness.
Strip Steak/Tenderloins (thicker cut): Season with McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. Preheat oven to 375. Cook on a cast iron skillet on high with no oil for 2-3 minutes per side just to sear the steaks. Then transfer to the oven for about 5 more minutes (depending on the thickness) to cook through.
According to Fabio, “Practice makes semi perfect – it all depends on the thickness of the steak and how hot your oven and skillet get.” Haha! He’s such a pro now. 😉
We had skirt steak last night, since that’s the kind of meat used in dishes like fajitas. Yum!
Once the tostadas were crispy and the steak was done, it was assembly time! First I layered on some delicious guac to ensure each bite had some of the creamy deliciousness.
Next I went with some rice and beans, and cheddar cheese (I put the cheese on top of the rice since the rice was still really hot. Melty cheese is the best!)
Then I topped my creation with Cholula hot sauce, steak pieces and tomatoes. Nom.
Fabio’s tostado was quite a bit bigger packed than mine – he likes to cram on as many toppings as possible. Just look at the excitement on his face, haha!
Time to dig in!
While we ate dinner, we enjoyed watching the season finale of the Bachelor. I will warn you that spoilers are included from this point on, so stop reading if you don’t want to know what happens!
I honestly have to say I’m a bit disappointed with who Chris chose for the final rose. Of course Whitney was more willing to move to Iowa, get married, and have kids, but it just seemed like there was way more chemistry with Becca.
I think that Chris could get bored with Whitney, and it honestly doesn’t seem like their relationship is based on much more than both wanting a family someday. What would happen if she has trouble getting pregnant? What about when their kids grow up and move away? Will there be enough of a relationship to keep them together? (Obviously these are sort of silly questions, since hardly any Bachelor/Bachelorette relationships make it even close to that far.) Also I just thought Whitney’s enthusiasm was a little too strong. Like almost in a creepy way. While Whitney went on and on about babies and marriage and happily ever after, blah, blah, blah, Fabio said this is type of woman than men are afraid of. Haha!
I guess I just really liked Becca (and have for a while) and was really hoping she would win. I could actually see her and Chris working out since there appeared to be more chemistry and more of a spark/fireworks. Becca also just seems so real, and I like how open and honest she was with her feelings throughout the whole process. Who could blame her for not being in love after going on like three dates – I think that’s the realest thing I’ve ever heard on this silly show!
Anyway, those are just my musings. Now I guess I’ll have to wait for Bachelor in Paradise (another utterly STUPID show) and then the Bachelorette which will have both Kaitlyn and Britt. (Worst decision ever, ABC. #TeamKaitlyn).
Questions of the day: What do you think about this stupid show? How do you cook steak?