Sep 8, 2012

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Fish Tacos




Hey guys! I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday (I know I am Hot smile). I just wanted to drop in and do a quick post to share what I cooked for lunch today. Since “Legacy Week” is not quite over yet, I decided to cook fish tacos! I know you’re probably thinking, “What in the world does fish tacos have to do with legacy?” Well, it’s not so much what I cooked, but what I cooked it in…





That, my friend, is a seasoned, cast-iron skillet. It was passed down to me from my grandmother (i.e. Granny). She made sure all her children and grandchildren had one. And, since this is “Legacy” week and all, I thought it would be cool to fry some catfish in it.


Okay, let’s start off with the ingredients I used:


  • 1.54 lb of fresh Catfish (I honestly didn’t need that much, but I like to cook large portions so I can have plenty leftovers)
  • Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish-Fri: Crispy Southern Style (cause I’m a southern girl Smile with tongue out)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Kraft’s Chipotle Mayo & a lime OR Tartar Sauce



1) First, I poured some Vegetable Oil in the skillet (about an inch high). Then, I turned the stove on medium heat (NOTE: cast-iron skillets get really hot, so I would stick with medium temperature or else you’ll have some “dark-skin” fish. And, there’s nothing wrong with dark-skin (I think it’s beautiful); I just don’t like it on my fish. LoL!)





2) Meanwhile (while the skillet was heating up), I diced up half the tomato, and I made my sauce. Now, you can opt to use tartar sauce. Or, you can try out my concoction. I took 1/4 cup of the Chipotle Mayo and mixed it with lime juice (about half a lime’s worth – you can use as little or as much as you want/squeeze to taste). It turned out pretty tasty, if I do say so myself.







3) Once the skillet was ready, I rinsed of the fish, dredged it in the Zatarain’s, and placed it in the skillet. I cooked it on one side for about a minute and then flipped it over. Each fillet got cooked twice on each side (so they cooked for about 4 – 5 mins a piece).



4) After they were done, I placed them on a plate that was padded with a paper towel to soak up the grease. And, this is how they looked once they were complete (minus the greasy paper towel Smile).





5) Finally, I put the sauce, fish (I split the fillet in half, vertically), lettuce, and tomatoes on the shell, and that was it! Super easy!



6) BONUS: I washed my taco down with Jones Green Apple Soda (my favorite soda, next to Ginger Ale). I picked it up while I was in Publix, because its glass bottle reminded me of my great-grandma. Whenever we went up to visit her, she’d always ask me if I wanted some “Pop.” The first time I heard her say that I was like, “What???” Then, I realized that pop meant soda. I don’t know if that was an old fashion term, or just a northern term, but, nonetheless, it always makes me think of her when I hear it In love. **G.I.G.**


P.S. – While I was cooking, I had Deluge’s latest album,“Swell,”  playing. And, this is one of my favorite tracks (love the lyrics!):

“I want to bring you something that’s pleasing, not empty handed, something that blesses your heart. Words like ‘I love you,’ ‘You are so worthy,’ and ‘I am so thankful for all that you’ve given to me’…”  Beautiful! Some songs just pull on your heart strings, because they express to the Father exactly what you want to tell Him.

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