Monday, June 24, 2013
Recipe 91 - "Fish" tacos.
For starters, I put this dang thing off for 2 days. Maybe it was psychosematic? This is all about trying new foods as well as veganizing old favorites.. that and, if I can't veganize something mainstream, maybe I've failed myself?
So, as a whole, this recipe didn't take much. It was the perfect time to try my new 'vegan' fish filets - which were kind of strange amongst themselves (even came with their own odd seaweedy scales, which was just as hard to cut through as real salmon scales).
I was to make a 'slaw' first. This confused me. Why do I want to put cabbage in my taco? (Don't answer that, this recipe wording could go into the gutter faster than I could say "POP".) Regardless, I was putting cabbage in my taco.. (sthu). I think this might have been the one ingredient for me that made me not care to ever make these again, but I digress.. they wanted it raw, so, that's what I did. Raw 'slaw'... (ooh that rhymes).
As that was going, I warmed my tortillas and prepped my 'fish'. What odd little fliets they were.. I can't wait to try them out of a taco! (stop.. just stop). I baked them in the pan for the suggested time you would bake a tilapia (the recipe I was using was utilizing tilapia)
So super simple, when all that was said and done I had to slice them into strips... which, wouldn't have been such a great distressing deal if there wasn't this weird seaweed wanna be scales on them. That crap is hard to cut through! I almost thought I might be cutting through real fish!
I prepped my tortilla, added some extra 'sour cream' and mooshed this baby togehter.
I devoured these.. disliking the bitter cabbage each bite of the way, but it was so prominent I couldn't just take it out.
They were good.. I might make them again, but I would change the ingredients. I've never been a super lover of hot peppers so I might change those to bell.. and OMG NO CABBAGE!
All in all I imagine that they tasted much like a regular fish taco. The fish tasted fishy enough hidden in all that sour cream and lime..
I'm even more pleased that today I have four front room windows, and an undamaged car.. but we'll not discuss that in this blog.
Jumbled June is on the wind down, and have I got something totally bizarro for you to close it out. I saw it on a tv show not long ago.. I thought "well this has to be veganized".
Stay tuned - you don't want to miss the weirdness of the very last June veganization of RoVL, ever!
Music enjoyed while blogging:
The cat talking to a bird