Friday, November 30, 2018

Healthy Vittles

On a lighter note now . . .

Just cause you need to eat healthy don't mean it has to be tasteless .

Tilapia tacos , one of our recent favorites .

About a pound of fresh Tilapia, cut in one inch thick strips. Go for the stuff from Costa-Rica . Stay away from the Chinese farm raised junk that always tastes like mud .
Dust with Mrs Dash lemon , but the regular one works well too . Then dredge in flour and pan fry in a non stick pan with olive oil for about eight minutes .
Serve on a soft warmed tortilla , on lettuce or shredded cabbage , with avocado and red pickled onions .
Drizzle with poppy-seed salad dressing or any other dressing that floats your boat .
To make the pickled onions just peel and thinly slice a couple of big red onions , lightly salt and pepper . .
. . .  stuff them in a couple canning jars and cover with apple cider vinegar . Best make them a couple days ahead before you plan to use them so they can marinade well. They will keep in your fridge for at least a month if you don't finish them first .

An alternative to fish is also boneless skinless chicken thighs cubed or cut in half inch thick strips .
Dust with Garam Masala and stir fry in olive oil, and serve in the same manner with the same toppings.
If you can't find Garam Masala you can make it up yourself .


  1. Not my favorite slice of fish, but everything else looks great! My lovey wife just made an amazing turkey soup without a pinch of salt. Her spice and herb selection made all the difference. You can look at healthy eating as a punishment or as an adventure. Certainly helps to have the right spices.

    1. Tilapia can be very hit or miss. Some of the stuff tastes positively awful. I have found that the Chinese as most Asian varieties are absolute junk due to the fact that they are raised in mud ponds. The stuff from Costa-Rica is way better. A totally different critter and it actually tastes good. And the right kind of spices do make a big difference to.