Posts Tagged 'taco'

what to do with leftover taco/burrito makings

whenever i make tacos or burritos for my boyfriend and me, i always have leftovers. i’ve developed a great way to utilize them without having to have tacos/burritos again the next day! i scramble up some eggs, throw in all of the essential burrito fixings, and TA-DA! instant breakfast burritos!
i wrap these in parchment paper, then in tin foil. next, i put them in a freezer ziplock bag. i keep them in the freezer for that morning on the go. they are handy, delicious, and easy to prepare in advance. it’s a great way to utilize the leftovers by making it something new.

<3 kt

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Cornmeal Crusted Whitefish

I love fish and am always looking for new ways to make tasty easy healthy fish. So the other night after long day and a long workout, I decided to cook up some Dover Sole fillets I had chilling in my fridge. Being tired, I didnt want to slave over the stove so I decided to use my ol friend the oven. I also had some leftover cornmeal that wasnt enough for making dough so I decided to try a spicy cornmeal crust and it turned out so delicious and so easy.

Cornmeal Crusted Whitefish

BTW this isnt the actual fish I made, Im getting a new camera next week so I’ll finally be able to take pics again!!

Ingredients

2 Fillets of any whitefish (sole, tilapia, basa swai, etc)
Cumin
Red pepper flakes
Garlic salt
Pepper
Paprika
Cornmeal


Mix all the spices (not including the cornmeal) together until it has a nice robust and spicy flavor. Unfortunately I didnt exactly measure the spices but it was mostly cumin and paprika with a healthy sprinkle of the peppers and salt. I rubbed the fishes on both sides with the spice rub and placed them on a lightly oiled pan. On the side facing up I gave it a healthy coating of the cornmeal until the fish was fully covered on the top. After this I gave it one last sprinkle of salt and pepper before popping it into a 400 degree oven and baked for about 15 minutes until the fish was nice and crispy. I gave each fillet a squirt of lemon juice for a nice addition of citrus and served them as fish tacos.

See nice and easy huh? Its all about playing with the spices until you find a nice flavor, you could even change it up by adding chiptole, curry or any other flavor profiles that you like. Just make sure you play with the flavors BEFORE you add them on the fish that way you can taste as you go along ;)

<3 seanalyn

breakfast taquitos!

i scrounged around my fridge this morning, in search of inspiration for today’s brunch.  i had leftovers from taco night, and decided to whip up from breakfast taquitos (something i haven’t made before, but thought i would give it a whirl!).

first, preheat the oven for 375.  next, i browned up some chorizo.  you can use leftover taco meat, bacon, ham, etc.  (i don’t eat beef or pork, so i used some spicy black beans.  you can use refried beans too.)  while the meat was cooking, i started making a little homemade salsa:

ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • tomato (diced)
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (i didn’t have cilantro, so i used parsley!)
  • 1/2 lime
  • seasonings (i used cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and sea salt)

directions

combine all of the ingredients into a bowl, squeeze with lime juice, and let it marinate in the fridge for awhile.

when i finished making the salsa, i scrambled some eggs.  next i took my corn tortillas and dipped them in vegetable oil.  next i filled the oil soaked tortilla with a little chorizo, egg, and cheese (you can use whatever cheese you like!  i had fresh mozzarella, which melted great!  queso fresco would be perfect!  goat cheese would be yummy too!).

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next i rolled the tortilla and put the flap side down on a baking sheet.

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i baked these for 10-12 minutes.  the last minute or two, i switched to broil, to ensure that the taquitos became nice & crispy!

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serve with the homemade salsa, guacamole, and sour cream!  enjoy! :)

<3 kt

taco holders!

don’t you hate it when you are trying to stuff your tacos full of all those delicious condiments and it just falls out or the shell breaks?  well this ingenious little contraption will solve all of your taco making anxieties:

buy them here. it’s super cheap too, $7.95 for 6 taco plates!!!  i love it!  it’s so cute, simple, and useful.  it makes a thoughtful and creative housewarming gift!  oh AND it’s just in time for that glorious Cinco de Mayo festivities!

<3 kt


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