Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fish Tacos for #SundaySupper

This week, Sunday Supper is a year old, and to celebrate, we're all making (or modifying) recipes that were posted by one of our fellow bloggers during one of the previous SundaySuppers.

I chose a recipe from the February 5 Sunday Supper celebrating the Superbowl and featuring sauces from a company called Intensity Academy. The recipe I chose was a fish taco recipe made by Samantha from The Little Ferraro Kitchen.

I really loved those tacos, with grilled fish and beautiful presentation. But of course, I can't go into the kitchen and make a recipe exactly as someone else has made it. To begin with, I used tilapia instead of halibut, mostly because that's what I had on hand.

Tilapia isn't the most flavorful fish on the planet, but it's fairly firm, and it's inexpensive. If you're going to use spicy salsa, there's no sense in using a delicate expensive fish that will be overwhelmed by the spice. I used a jarred salsa from a local farm. Of course, you can make your own. In summer, I might use a fresh salsa, but at this time of year, a good jarred salsa is a very good choice.

And of course, if you have a favorite guacamole recipe, you could use that instead of the avocado chunks. Tacos can be anything you want them to be.

This makes anywhere from 4-8 tacos, depending on how much you stuff them and how big your tortillas are.

Fish Tacos
Inspired by the The Little Ferraro Kitchen

2 tilapia filets
Rice flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 avocado, cubed
Pomegranate seeds

Cut the tilapia filets in half lengthwise, then cut those halves into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces. Sprinkle them lightly with the rice flour, just to coat the pieces. (If you like, you can salt the fish lightly before adding the rice flour. I opted not to.)

Add the olive oil and butter to a skillet and heat until the butter melts and bubbles. Add the tilapia pieces and cook until lightly browned on all sides.

I usually use fresh tortillas from a local shop and they're soft and beautiful and ready to eat as-is, but after a day or so - or if I'm using store-bought tortillas - they need a little warming and softening. I heat a cast iron pan or griddle and briefly warm the tortillas on both sides.

The tacos were assembled with chunks of fish, a dollop of salsa, chunks of avocado, a squeeze of lime juice, a few cilantro leaves, and a few fresh pomegranate seeds.

Check out the original recipe at The Little Ferraro Kitchen! And while you're at it, go check out what everyone else made!

Hot Spinach Parmesan Dip by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Comfy Cuisine
So Simple Pizza Puffs by The Weekend Gourmet inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart by Noshing With The Nolands inspired by In the Kitchen with KP

Soups and Breads:
Lasagna Soup by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
Easy Italian Wedding Soup by Webicurean inspired by Family Foodie
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup by Damn Delicious inspired by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts inspired by Chocolate Moosey
Chicken Noodle Soup by Big Bears Wife inspired by My Catholic Kitchen
Tomato Florentine Soup by Mama Mommy Mom inspired by The Meltaways
Chicken Soup with Dumplings by Comfy Cuisine inspired by The Messy Baker
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup by My Trials in the Kitchen inspired by Damn Delicious

Main Dishes:
Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce by Supper for a Steal inspired by Family Foodie
(GlutenFree) Chicken Bruschetta by The Meltaways inspired by Family Foodie
Feijoada Portuguese Bean Stew by Kimchi Mom inspired by Family Foodie
Lentils and Chorizo Stew by Galactosemia in PDX inspired by Vintage Kitchen
Carnitas Pizza w/ Chipotle-Avocado Crema by girlichef inspired by Damn Delicious
Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas by Country Girl in the Village inspired by Webicurean
Drunken Meatballs by Small Wallet Big Appetite inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
Goat Cheese Rigatoni Alfredo by Magnolia Days inspired by Family Foodie
Dorie’s Chicken-in-the-Pot by Hip Foodie Mom inspired by Gotta Get Baked
Pulled Pickled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
Hoisin Asian Meatballs by Gotta Get Baked inspired by Damn Delicious
Shrimp-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes by Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Soy, Orange Juice and Red Wine Marinade by Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Chicken Burger with Curried Cabbage Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by Soni’s Food
Corn and Basil Handpies by Curious Cuisiniere inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lightened Up Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken by Cupcakes and Kale Chips inspired by The Meltaways
JalapeƱo Popper Chicken Chili by Food Lust People Love inspired by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Bigos by Maroc Mama inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Chili Sauce by From Fast Food to Fresh Food inspired by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends
Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Sweet & Tender Brisket by Daddy Knows Less inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Fish Tacos by Cookistry inspired by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Homemade Harissa by Masala Herb inspired by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Family Foodie inspired by Kimchi Mom
New Orleans Style White Beans & Rice by Catholic Foodie inspired by The Hand that Rocks the Ladle
Spice Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa by The Urban Mrs. inspired by Family Foodie
Mac n Cheese Cups with Pork Shoulder Ragu by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends inspired by Hip Foodie Mom

Carrots au Gratin by Shockingly Delicious inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Skillet Spinach Corn with Edamame, Cilantro & Bacon Bits by The Lovely Pantry inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Desserts and Snacks:
Chocolate Brownie Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Magnolia Days
Mexican Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas by La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle by Cravings of a Lunatic inspired by Gotta Get Baked
Cherry Tart by Happy Baking Days inspired by Vintage Kitchen
Orange Rolls by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Caramel Apple Bread by The Foodie Army Wife inspired by Fam Friends Food
Rosettes by Simply Gourmet inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Pumpkin Donut Puffs by Soni’s Food inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies by Basic and Delicious inspired by Chocolate Moosey
Nutella Shortbread Bars by Kelly Bakes inspired by Baker Street
Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen inspired by Dinner Dishes and Desserts
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream by The Messy Baker Blog inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
Angel Cake Sandwiches by Ninja Baker inspired by That Skinny Girl Can Bake
Soft Pretzels with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce by Vintage Kitchen inspired by girlichef
Sweet N Spicy Roasted Spiced Nuts by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
Cheesecake with Fresh Berries by An Appealing Plan inspired by The Messy Baker Blog

Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Oat Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Budget Friendly Breakfast Freezable Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches by In The Kitchen with KP inspired by Big Bear’s Wife
Raspberry Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen inspired by Momma’s Meals

Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog