We all love tacos! Since I started eating clean I thought there would be many foods I had to give up. I became more and more creative as time went by, I even surprised myself most often. There is nothing complex about these tacos. They are simple and delicious and can be made with any kind of meat or no meat at all. On this night I chose fresh snapper. I choose to eat low carb, my husband loves tortillas and real sour cream. It was very easy to give him those options as well as meet my own needs. A family of diverse eating habits can enjoy these tacos without a lot of effort or having to cook two meals.
Ingredients for the fish
1-2 tsp olive oil
5-7 cloves garlic minced
1 small onion diced
2 jalapeno peppers diced
1-2 poblano peppers diced
1-2 pounds fresh fish (preferably white)
2 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp Mexican chili powder
In a skillet cook heat oil and add garlic, onion and peppers until soft. Add fish (chunked) and spices, simmer.
Now, the fish will create a lot of liquid. Dont’ be afraid to simmer for quite sometime. You don’t want your fish to be wet. This does not make for good tacos. The fish will not dry out. Simmer until all liquid is cooked off and the ingredients start to slightly brown. The same can be done with chicken, pork, beef or veggies.
As the fish is cooking I prepared simple guacamole. Avocado, fresh lime juice, diced onion, diced tomatoes, cilantro Himalayan Salt and pepper. I always leave one avocado pit in the mixture. It keeps the guacamole from turing brown. Try it, it works and always give people something to talk about.
Next, I made my own version of Mexican cream sauce. Simply Nonfat Plain Greek Unsweetened Yogurt and hot sauce. You can use green chilis, salsa, or anything you like. It’s delicious, very similar to sour cream and full of protein!
I prepared my Romaine lettuce wraps…
I set the table with other taco “fixings”. Black beans, red cabbage, brown rice, salsa fresca, and fresh chopped jalapeno’s. Make your own choices, but keep them CLEAN!
Making meals that have a lot of ingredients and a lot of steps can be overwhelming. Keep things simple in the kitchen, especially when you are first starting to eat clean and learn about foods. Even a simple recipe may make you crazy at first, but even after the first time you will realize how very easy it is. You will want to remake most recipes you try and you will start coming up with different one’s on your own. The key is SIMPLE.