Fish Tacos

FISH TACOS AVOCADO MANGO

Ingredients :

6 oz. of tilapia or sole.

(usually sold in 3 oz. portions ) .

Cut in 1/2 inch pieces

1 lime

3 tsp. salt

1 Tbl   garlic powder

1 Tbl   chili powder

4 Tbl Tomatillo sauce jar

1 avocado

1 mango very ripe

2 Tbl  red onion diced very fine

¼ cup olive oil

Jarred Jalapeno in liquid.

(4 to 6 slices of the peppers plus 1/4 cup of juice from jalapeños (any brand)

1/4 c white wine

Approx. 10 – 6 inch corn tortillas

*Marinade fish for 20 minutes as you make the salsa in a glass bowl

Marinade:

1/2 lime juice plus zest of the lime

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbl olive oil

1 Tbl   chili powder

Add the tilapia

Salsa:

1 lime  juice and zest of lime

1 Tbl   salt

1 Tbl   garlic powder

4 Tbl Tomatillo sauce jar

1 avocado diced

1 mango very ripe diced

1 Tbl olive oil

(4 to 6 slices of the peppers  plus 1/4 cup of juice from jalapeños (any brand ) .

2 Tbl red onion diced very fine

In a sauté pan add approx 1/8 c olive oil and over high heat place the tilapia strips.

**Do not use fish marinade in pan.

(Only turn fish once on each side to prevent breakage.)

Cook each side over high heat for approx. 3-4 minutes until well browned.

Add white wine to fish and let absorb for 2 minutes lowering heat.

1 Tbl  lime juice over fish

Warm the tortillas in a dry pan

Place fish; then salsa over fish.  Fold over. Makes about 10 tacos.

Keep them covered in foil until ready to serve.

Fish Tacos are a great meal on a summer evening.

You can replace tilapia with sole or grilled shrimp or any other fish like Mahi Mahi.

* You can make salsa ahead but wait 15 minutes before serving to add the avocado or salsa will turn brown quickly.

**( you can add the whole pit from the avocado to prevent browning in the salsa mixture)

Enjoy these very tasty fish treats!

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Farfalle Pasta “Giardeniera” (Gluten Free option)*

Farfalle Pasta Giardeniera

Farfalle is a type of pasta. Commonly known as “bow-tie pasta”, the name is derived from the Italian word farfalle “butterflies”.

Farfalle date back to the 16th century. It originated in Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy.
You could use any pasta with this recipe but the farfalle seem to hold the oils from the marinated peppers and  Sundried tomatoes .. This cold salad presents nicely with this , bow-tie pasta .
This pasta is better the second day. All these condiments marinated all together over pasta ensures you will never make another pasta salad other than this one  to bring to a party . Your friends will love you for sure .
**   You can find all these condiments in  the italian section of your grocery store  usually near the olive oil section .

1 lb. Farfalle pasta
Cooked for 10 minutes and chilled
Or ( gluten free pasta ) **
1-12 oz jar of fried peppers ( Victoria  brand)
2 Cups of mixed pitted kalamata and
Pitted green pimento olives
1- 7 . 5 ounce jar of Sundried Tomatoes in oil sliced into thin strips
1/2 jar of sweet Harissa peppers **

Before serving top
1/4 cup of Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup toasted pignoli nuts

Toss together well.

** Harissa available Whole Foods
** Gluten free pasta (Trader Joes)
** Victoria brand of peppers for fried peppers and sun dried tomatoes preferred.

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Quinoa with Swiss Chard & Toasted Pignoli Nuts

Quinoa with Swiss Chard & Toasted Pignoli Nuts

2 Spanish onions diced

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon red crushed pepper

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups quinoa

3 cups vegetable broth

3 to 4 cups swiss chard cut into medium pieces

1/2 cup toasted pine nuts pignoli

3 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Maldon salt

1/3 cup of Maple vinegar

Cook in dutch oven pan. Saute onions in 3 tablespoons olive oil to medium brown color about 10 minutes over high heat reducing to low heat after a minute . Add red crushed pepper.

Add quinoa to the onions and stir for approx 5 minutes to toast the flavor of the grain and absorb the onion flavor. Toss frequently . Add garlic powder and salt.

Add vegetable broth and let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes uncovered. After 30 minutes, add swiss chard and let quinoa rest on stove for 20 minutes covered .

After quinoa is cooked and cooled off.

Finish off by adding:

1/2 cup of maple vinegar **

or

Make your own

Mix maple syrup 1/3 to 2/3 cup sherry vinegar . To make 1/2 cup maple vinegar .

** Dean n Deluca