Monday, March 2, 2020

Easy Meal Recipes: Fish Tacos

I am always looking for easy week night meals that are easy and inexpensive. Thanks to a suggestion from my son, I made these easy and delicious fish tacos. I want to pass this meal idea on to you.


Easy and delicious Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce


My youngest son regularly sends photos of the beautiful and delicious meals he prepares for his family. One recent evening, in response to his mouth-watering food photo, I responded something like: 


" I'm stopping for frozen fish sticks. Yay."

He responded that I should make fish tacos. That sounded way too difficult after a hard day at work and an irritating commute home on the beltway. Fortunately, he sent a link for avocado cream sauce. That did it. I stopped for the frozen fish sticks and the 5 ingredients that I didn't have in my kitchen already. And I made easy and delicious fish tacos. I am so glad I did.


Avocado Cream Sauce


The link he sent was the Avocado Cream Sauce recipe by Barefeet in the Kitchen. Along with the recipe on the page there are links for many recipes using the avocado cream sauce. But my taste buds were firmly set on fish tacos.



Avocado Cream Sauce shopping list


I did not use a blender to prepare my sauce. I was too tired to drag out a blender, wash it, and put it away. So I used a potato masher and mashed the avocados, adding the other ingredients while mashing. I liked the slightly chunky texture and I think it turned out great. But if you prefer a smoother sauce, make sure to use a blender as directed in the original recipe.


Cheap and Easy Weeknight Fish Tacos


Of course, these fish tacos would be even more delicious with fresh fish in place of the frozen fish fillets. However, whether you are cooking for yourself or for the family after a hectic day of work/school/activities, frozen fish fillets make this an easy meal.

Meal Ingredients:

  • small flour tortillas - approximately 6" size
  • frozen fish fillets - prepared per package instructions
  • half head of cabbage - shredded
  • Avocado Cream Sauce - prepared per the recipe instructions
Directions:
  1. Bake fish per the package instructions
  2. While the fish bakes, make the sauce using the avocados, sour cream, fresh garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set that aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Cut the cabbage into small strips
  4. Allow the fish to cool slightly before assembling the tacos. Then assemble by placing a bed of cabbage onto a tortilla, a fish fillet on the cabbage, and a spoonful of avocado cream sauce on top of the fish.
Enjoy!

This recipe was a wonderful change of pace from my normal easy/cheap meal line up. The avocado and lime added a fresh summery flavor in the middle of our mild but dreary winter. The fish, avocado, and cabbage was definitely a healthier alternative to most fast food drive-thru meals. 

Related Link:

After looking more closely at the Barefeet in the Kitchen site I learned that the author is Mary Younkin. She has published recipe books that look right up my alley! Ms. Younkin caught my attention with the philosophy of "cooking from scratch as simply as possible".








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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for some great ideas for fish dinners. At this time of year, well, really anytime of year, we like to eat fish. Sometimes grilled fish is boring though. This recipe sounds delicious and good for you too! Thanks Dawn Rae, this Friday we will have Fish Tacos!

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  2. What a terrific recipe and meal suggestion for Avocado fans. Unfortunately, I am not, but I am a fan of fish, so enjoyed reading about the recipe and will share this with my son who DOES like avocado. What I am REALLY impressed and excited about is the easy and simple dinner recipes in that cookbook, as I've recently begun to cook from scratch again and this cookbook of easy & simple recipes looks to be exactly what I need.

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  3. I have never tried making or eating a fish taco and I was intrigued just by your title. Reading that you made them with frozen fish fillets made them even more enticing. I love the frozen breaded fish fillets and fish sticks. I have no doubt my husband and I would both love this recipe and he would jump up and down over the avocado sauce. Sure sounds easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Oh, and please thank your thoughtful son too.

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  4. I love fish tacos and your avocado sauce sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This sounds delicious! I've never had fish tacos. That cream sauce is right up my alley - and Keto as well. I just read this recipe to my son (he likes to cook) - and he's going to make it.

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  6. Sounds yummy! Have always thought about fish tacos - thanks for the recipe!

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  7. We no longer eat taco shells of any kind, but I'll bet that avocado sauce would be good on fish on a bed of shredded lettuce or cabbage. I think I'll try that sometime.

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