Hey everyone! It’s TACO TUESDAY so today I thought I’d write a quick post about yesterday’s dinner: fish tacos made with cod, homemade mango salsa, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce + sour cream, and more. My mom is an amazing cook, so now that I’m back living at home for a bit I am trying to learn what I can from her in the kitchen! Continue reading to find out how our version of fish tacos turned out, and to discover my tip on how to live mindfully while preparing and eating your food.
Fish tacos make a great summertime dinner. The colors are beautiful and they are definitely a healthier option, not to mention the fact that you can avoid using the oven and heating up your home on a hot day! Although fresh cod would be a better option health wise, we chose to go with beer-battered cod because it is pretty yummy (if you know me you know I am all about everything in moderation). Once you have a base of corn tortillas and the fish of your choice, the rest is up to you! Below are several ingredients my mom and I chose to incorporate as fixings for the tacos.
(Heads up – we aren’t huge recipe people… we like to find ideas online and then kind of throw our own twist on it! That being said, this post won’t have exact measurements or anything like that, but I am hoping it will inspire you to get creative with your meals this summer. I will link several recipes similar to what we made at the end of this post!)
- Embasa (chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – picture below!) mixed with sour cream (equal parts of each… you could also use Greek yogurt instead for a healthier choice!)
- Mango salsa
- Red onion
- Lime Juice
- Pickled onions & radishes (super easy to do… just mix the chopped onions & radishes with a little bit of white vinegar and sugar)
- Mexican blend cheese
- Green onions
- Shredded Lettuce
- Pico de Gallo
- Spanish rice
- Yellow corn chips and guacamole
- Black bean salad
- The Lemon Bowl’s ‘Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa‘
- Annie’s Eats’ ‘Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa and Avocado Cream Sauce‘
- Cooking Light’s ‘12 Fish Taco Recipes‘
Mindful tip: As hard as it is, do your best to simply eat when you sit down for a meal. It is so easy to want to distract ourselves by being on our phone, watching T.V., etc… and then before we know it our food is gone and we didn’t fully experience it. Make your mealtime a chance to really savor and enjoy your food & your company. If you’re eating alone, use it as a time to meditate or simply relax and just be at peace with your thoughts. Time tends to slow down and become more memorable and meaningful when we make an effort to live mindfully, even in the simplest acts like eating.
I hope you all enjoy trying out your own rendition of fish tacos when you get the chance! Thanks for reading, have an amazing day!
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