It’s week 2 of our Clean Eating Challenge and you are in for quite the treat today. Not only do I have 15 incredibly yummy clean recipes to share from my bloggy buddies but I’m also sharing how to make my ultimate clean eating meal- fish tacos. Yum.
These tacos are based on a recipe that my sister in law made for my birthday not too long ago and I instantly fell in love with them…hard. She is not only a fabulous cook, but a fabulously good clean cook. Which, I admit, I sometimes struggle with. So you can imagine my delight when she agreed to teach me how to make homemade corn tortillas.
I was always intimidated to try making them on my own because, truth be told, they don’t seem like they’re all that easy (and you know my stance on things that aren’t easy). But boy was I wrong. With the right equipment (bonus, tortilla presses are generally only $10-$20 and take up very little room in the kitchen) making tortillas is super simple, albeit a little time consuming.
But hey, that’s just more girl talk and margarita sipping time.
Ready to get started? Me too.
Here’s what you’re gonna need:
For the slaw:
1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded (I used a mandolin, but you can chop thinly with a knife or buy it pre sliced)
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
3-4 sliced green onions
about 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
a couple pinches of salt
1 tilapia filet
1 tablespoon of your favorite southwest seasoning
1 cup corn masa (can be found at your local grocery store on the ethnic aisle)
3/4 cup warm water
Here’s what you’re gonnna do:
First, mix the water and corn masa until combined and let sit for 30-45 minutes.
While the tortilla dough is resting, combine the red cabbage, apple cider vinegar, green onions and cilantro in a large bowl. Stir until all of the cabbage is covered by the vinegar.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until ready to serve (at least 30 minutes). The vinegar will soften the cabbage and take out the bitterness, leaving only deliciousness behind. 🙂
Next, rub both sides of the tilapia with southwest seasoning and heat up your grill or a non-stick pan. I prefer the grill, but either will taste delicious.
Sear the tilapia on both sides until cooked through and set aside. Its ok if it falls apart a little bit- we will have to break it up for the tacos anyway.
By now the tortilla dough should be set so get out your handy dandy tortilla press and a 1 gallon zip lock bag.
Cut the top off of the zip lock bag and cut open the sides so only the bottom is connected. This is important, as the “bag” will keep the tortilla from sticking to the press and make your life much easier.
Set up your press as shown below, with the bottom (connected part) of the bag in the crease if the press.
Roll a handful of tortilla dough into a 1 inch ball and place just above of center in the press. Flatten the ball with your hand and then close the press to create a tortilla.
Slowly remove the tortilla from the bag and place directly on a hot, non stick pan.
Let the tortilla cook for a few minutes and then flip and let cook for a few more minutes. Once both sides of the tortilla are cooked, stack the tortillas on a plate under a damp paper towel to steam.
Continue until all of the dough has been used, it will make about 8 tortillas.
Now for the fun part….build the tacos!
Start with a tortilla, add some fish, spread a little roasted sweet pepper dip on the fish, top with the cabbage slaw and you have yourself one scrumptious (and easy) taco!
Happy (clean) eating!
As promised, here are 15 more delicious, clean recipes!
Almond Milk – Rick•a•bam•boo
Chocolate Almond and Cherry Amaranth Cookies – Clarks Condensed
Chicken Avocado Sandwich – Life as Mrs Larson
Blackberry Ginger Chocolate Chip Muffins – Cooking with Curls
Deep Dish Breakfast Fritatta – Bite of Delight
Asian Marinated Pork Chops – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Deconstructed Fresh Spring Roll Bowl – Je suis alimentageuse
Broccoli Quinoa Casserole – Yummy Healthy Easy
Roasted Asparagus Skinny Guacamole – Everyday Southwest
Raw Vegan Fudgy Bars (Gluten-Free, V) – Wallflour Girl (Ala)
Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon – Delightful E Made
Pineapple Raspberry Green Smoothie – Project Domestication
Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Stuffed Chicken – Yours And Mine Are Ours
Caramelized Banana Pecan Paleo Ice Cream Recipe – My Natural Family
Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower – My Daylights