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 Fabulous. 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 Real 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
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.
Where to buy the cookbook:
Tomorrow, 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,