Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beer Battered Tilapia Tacos


Fish tacos were requested this evening, so I decided to try my hand at a beer batter, and the results were fantastic! I was told this was the best thing I have ever made for dinner. This recipe makes A LOT! So you can cut it in half if you're not having a fish taco party. :)

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 tsp ground mustard
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
16 oz. beer (hoppy beer makes the batter fluffy!)
2 eggs
3 lbs. tilapia, cut into strips
tortillas

Toppings:
sour cream
cheese
guacamole/avocados
lime wedges
pico de gallo
salsa
cilantro


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet Potato & Corn Quesadillas


I really have to thank my friend Meg for inspiring this recipe. She made me sweet potato & corn quesadillas a couple years ago and they were so tasty! I don't remember her process so I made up my own, and this is what I came up with.

Ingredients:
3 tbsp. oil
2 cloves garlic
 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp pepper
8 tortillas (I used soft taco size)
8 oz cheddar, shredded
Cooking spray
sour cream and hot sauce for garnish

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fish Tacos with Corn Salsa


This one is super quick, easy and healthy too!


Ingredients

For the fish:
2 lbs white fish filets (tilapia, cod, mahi mahi, catfish, or snapper)
2 limes, cut into wedges
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 tbsp oil

Corn Salsa:
1 cup corn
1/2 red onion, diced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced finely
soft tortillas

Garnishes:
avocado
sour cream
hot sauce
salsa
shredded cheese

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chuck Wagon Stew


Here is a quick and easy one that I am told is a kid pleaser. Super filling and tasty. Serve over rice or by itself.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 onion, diced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 lb. green beans
2 carrots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp. onion powder
14 oz can beef or chicken broth


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Old Fashioned Beef Stew


While we patiently wait for spring to finally get here, I have been continuing to cook some good winter comfort food in my house. This stew was a staple in my childhood days.

Ingredients:
2 lbs. beef stew meat, cubed
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
3 bay leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
dash nutmeg
4 cups hot water
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 potatoes, sliced
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/3 c cold water