Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays! GF Fish Tacos

The weather here in Oklahoma is a brisk 95 + degrees the past several days with a heat index of over 100....  I think it's official....I can put away the coats for a few months.  This weather makes me crave the lakes and rivers near my home, and with that, the delicious fish that swim in them.  There are endless ways to prepare it and I've never turned it down whether baked, fried, sauteed, poached, etc.....Let me correct myself.  I am not a sushi fan, not even a little bit.......Can't help it, it's gotta be cooked.

I usually have fish in some form or another a couple of times a week.  Last night we had a large group at the house and cooked a LOT of halibut for supper.  Throw in some vegetables, a salad, some corn tortillas and you have the perfect GF meal.  A lot of people had their fish baked but I had fish tacos, one of my favorites.  In the rush of cooking I neglected to take the before pics but you all have a vivid imagination so follow along.

The ingredients are as follows:

5 lbs fresh Halibut (bought at our local fish market)

3 large lemons

2 large cucumbers

Cherub tomatos

Salad greens of choice

Corn tortillas

Spanish rice

Fresh Asparagus

Bake halibut at 425 degrees for approx18 - 20 minutes.  Halibut can also be pan fried as you see here with a little olive oil or butter and a medium - high heat to sear the fish on contact.  Cook for appprox 10 -12 minutes, flipping fish halfway through. 

I got this one a little brown!

Warm corn tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds right before serving.

Toss salad with cherub tomatos

Peel and slice cucumbers, place on a plate along with sliced lemon

Cook asparagus in a medium saucepan with some melted whole butter for about 1 - 3 minutes depending on size, stirring often.  I personally prefer mine to be somewhat medium, tender but not soggy.

Add salsa of choice to your fish tacos along with spanish rice.

This fish fed 8 hungry people with leftovers........

In the rush of cooking, I didn't take a "before" pic of the fish as well as a "finished meal" pic as I often have in my posts.  I was busy at first, then after I took the pics you see here, my rechargeable battery on the camera gave up so you have to use a little imagination. 

In my home, fish is a staple food to be eaten as often as possible, with many variations on the prep.  The only substitution needed for a GF meal is the corn tortillas instead of flour.  I have some more GF 5 star recipes to post in the coming weeks with a fish theme as well so get ready.  How many ways do you prepare fish in your home?  Lets hear all about it............Enjoy!!

P.S.  Due to soooo many questions (thank you!) about Dr. Wise Formula II Intestinal Calm for Celiac Disease, I will be posting a FAQ along with a lot of helpful information about the product on Wednesday, July 7th....See you then!!

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girlichef said...

Oh, fish tacos are one of my favorite summer meals!! Yum, they sound very tasty =) Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesdays this week.

J L Health said...

It had been too long since I had made them and they were gooood!


Alex@amoderatelife said...

Whoa Jason! you might make a fish lover out of me yet! Thanks so much for sharing the real food love on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! YOu so wicked rock! Alex

Bethany said...

Oh, I love fish. Sadly, I don't make it nearly often enough. Thanks for the inspiration - I'll have to try these soon! I'm so glad you added this to our Two for Tuesday blog hop! :)

J L Health said...

Alex, all those years of air guitar must have paid off.... Thanks for that....

Bethany, they were awesome and I'm glad to have inspired somebody this early in the morning...

Sarah Schatz - menus for limited diets said...

I love fish tacos too. Since I can't eat grains, my mom made some last week and we used lettuce leaves as wraps. They were very good! thanks so much

Anonymous said...

That looks grate :) thanks for visiting me!

J L Health said...

They were and it was my pleasure....Love your site!

Linda said...

I've never had fish tacos, but it all looks so tasty!

J L Health said...

They were Linda! Thanks for stopping by!!