One of my new games is to think of some of our favorite meals I can still make, with a few tweaks and local ingredients. One day it dawned on me that we could make fish tacos and Libby quickly added, let’s make them while I’m here.
One thing I love about truly making everything from scratch is that it’s more than a meal, it’s an event. As you can see everyone helped and they turned out great. Hope you enjoy these fish tacos as much as we did!
Fish Tacos Albanian Style
I cooked three Koce fish in a little olive oil and plenty of sea salt. I skinned and de-boned them, added cayenne and salt and pepper to taste and returned the meat to a hot pan until perfectly flaky.
We were inspired by a couple recipes because we didn’t want to use lard.
2 cups of all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder1 teaspoon of salt2 teaspoons of butter
1/2 cup milk
Mix first three ingredients on low and then add milk. Add additional flour if needed. Consistency shouldn’t be too dry or too sticky. Knead into a ball and cover for twenty minutes before rolling out tortillas. Put on hot pan and flip when bubbles form.
We made our own sour cream by combining one small container of plain Fage Greek yogurt with the juice of one lemon, cayenne, salt and pepper. (I like this way better than sour cream actually.)
We made our salsa by first roasting 4 Anaheim peppers on the stove top. Dice 3 tomatoes, 1 red onion, cooled peppers, 3 cloves of garlic, juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange and salt. (The longer it sits, the better it gets.)
We shredded half a white cabbage for crunch.
Put it all together and you have one tasty meal, full of love.
Hungry for More, Monique Alvarez *Have you downloaded my free ebook, The Hungry Soul’s Manifesto? It’s all about remembering what’s important in life – creating purpose and passion, instead of just passing the time amassing stuff. p.s. If there are typos, spelling or grammar mistakes in this post don’t worry about. Those are the kinds of things I’ve worried about for FAR too long. It’s time to just get it out and who cares if it’s not perfect, it’s from the heart!