There is many a time after a long day when I get home to the “what’s for dinner” whine and would love to turn around and say make your own *@#* dinner. Instead we turn those nights into “Make your own fish/chicken/pork/beef/bean tacos night. This is the perfect meal for reinventing leftovers or just cooking up one quick protein. In grilling season we favor fish tacos using quickly marinaded strips of fish. Did you know that fancy expensive bottled marinades are just salad dressings in disguise??? Marinate fish in your favorite dressing for 30 minutes, sear on the grill and put out with warm tortillas and an assortment of veggies and you have dinner in a flash that your family assembles themselves.
1 lb halibut sliced into 1 x 3 inch strips (fillet is easier to cut but steaks are cheaper)
juice of 1 lemon and two limes
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
3 tbs olive oil
Sides-chopped tomatoes, shredded napa cabbage, sliced red peppers, diced onions, cilantro
Make marinade and place fish in
Chop sides and place in bowls buffet style on counter
Heat tortillas in 350 onion wrapped in foil
Quick grill (2 min per side) or saute in several tbs of marinade
To guard against huge dollops of sour cream overwhelming the meal, spread a thin layer on the tortilla as the base. It helps keep everything sticking together too!