from 100 Days of Real Food fast & fabulous: Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

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Like any busy family, mine prefers to eat healthy, but, doesn’t always have the time. Enter in: Lisa Leake’s new cookbook ​100 days of Real Food Fast and Fabu​lous. Her recipes are not only easy, but also, delicious. I appreciate that many of them are inexpensive to make.

I’ve been a huge fan of the​ 100 Days of Rea​l Food blog for a long time. It was, and still is, one of my “go tos” for healthy eating. I am very impressed with Lisa’s knowledge as a consumer when it comes to making food choices. Her blog is filled with excellent information, and her cookbook is no different. One of my favorite things on her blog are the lunch box ideas. In fact, I’m pretty certain that’s how I found her blog in the first place. If you are like me, a parent who struggles finding creative ideas for healthy lunch boxes, you will quite enjoy her blog and her newest cookbook.

On our quest to be healthier, our family has chosen to eat more fish and veggies and less chicken. The cookbook follows suit with a collection of recipes we are excited to try and add into our weekly meal plan.

I am privileged to be able to share a recipe of hers with you today. As an ambassador for her cookbook, I have chosen to share her fish tacos recipe. Even though the ingredients are simple, the recipe is very tasty!

Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo
By Lisa Leake from ​100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous

In a medium bowl combine the following ingredients to make the pico de gallo:
1 medium tomato (about 1⁄2 pound), seeded and diced
1⁄2 cup diced white onion
1⁄2 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt

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Combine the following and place on a plate for dipping:
1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons of chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
1⁄2 teaspoon of salt
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Dip one pound of white fish, such as cod, cut into 1 to 2 inch chunks into the mixture and coat on all sides. (We opted to go “shake and bake” style and put the mixture along with the fish into a bag and shook until coated.) Then transfer the coated fish to a clean plate.

In a large saute pan, melt 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter or olive oil over medium heat. Add the fish and cook until the fish is golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Flip and cook until it is golden brown on the other side and the center is white, flaky and cooked all the way through, 7 to 8 minutes total (depending on the thickness). Add more butter to the pan if necessary, to keep it from drying out. Squeeze a lime over the top.

Serve the fish with warm, whole grain tortillas or flour tortillas and freshly made pico de gallo. (We used Food for Life Sprouted Grain Tortillas and they were really good!)

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Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

15 minutes

10 minutes

4 or 5 servings

Easy Fish Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Ingredients

  • PICO DE GALLO
  • • 1 medium tomato (about 1/2 pound), seeded and diced
  • • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • • 1/2 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • • Pinch of salt
  • FISH
  • • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • • 1 pound white fish (such as cod, rockfish, or tilapia), cut into 1- to 2-inch chunks
  • • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • • 1 lime, halved
  • • Warm whole-grain corn or flour tortillas, for serving

Instructions

  1. 1. Make the pico de gallo: In a medium bowl, toss together all the ingredients.
  2. 2. Prepare the fish: Mix the flour and seasonings on a plate. Dip the fish chunks into the flour to coat on all sides. Transfer to a clean plate.
  3. 3. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the fish and cook until the fish is golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes (depending on the thickness of the fish). Flip and cook until it is golden brown on the other side and the center is white, flaky, and cooked all the way through, 7 to 8 minutes total (depending on the thickness). Add more butter to the pan if necessary to keep it from drying out. Squeeze the lime on top.
  4. 4. Serve the fish with warm tortillas and freshly made pico de gallo.

Notes

This is a recipe shared from Lisa Leake's new cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous.

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Where to buy the cookbook:

To​morrow, October 25th, ​100 Days of Real Food Fast and Fabulous will be released for purchase. Head on over to the 100 Days of Real Food website or Amazon and grab your copy! The recipes will quickly become staples in your family’s home. I honestly can’t say enough good things about it! Stay tuned for a full review later this week.

I can’t wait to hear how much you love this fish tacos recipe and the new cookbook!

Until next time,

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6 comments

  • Nicole

    October 25, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I love how easy these look! I always have loved tacos but I’ve never actually made fish tacos before! I can’t wait to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing<3

    xo Nicole
    http://www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com

  • Allison

    October 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Add this to our recipe list. We love fish tacos but haven’t tried making them at home yet and this seems pretty easy!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    October 26, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I used to looooooooove fish tacos! These look quick, easy AND delicious! The pico de gallo sounds AMAZING too!

  • Cait Weingartner

    October 26, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Yum! These Fish Tacos look delicious as well as healthy and super easy. All of these things make this a winner in my book!

  • A Cookbook Review & Giveaway – Essentially Mel

    October 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    […] life, that is important and something I really appreciate with this book. Be sure to check out the Easy Fish Tacos recipe I shared from this very cookbook earlier this week, and give it a try. It is very good! Some other […]

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    October 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I love 100 days of real food. Some amazing recipes – this is no exception!! Fish tacos are my fav – even over regular beef tacos!

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