Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

It’s funny how you can go years, even decades, thinking that you don’t like a certain food only to find you can’t get enough of it when you’re older. Fish tacos is one of those foods for me. They pack a ton of flavor but are a healthier option than other proteins (as long as the fish isn’t fried, that is). I also love how quickly you can cook them up, perfect for a weeknight dinner! Cooking Light always has the best taco recipes so I naturally went in search of a fish taco recipe there. I found this recipe in the myrecipes.com new cookbook: Myrecipes’ America’s Favorite Food Cookbook, which you can win by entering below!     Ingredients Crema: 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon grated lime rind  (I just used the zest of one lime) 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (I used the juice of one lime) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove, minced Tacos: 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 … Continue reading

Snapper with Zucchini and Tomato with Parsley Orzo

My CSA this year allows me to choose 6 items each week to be in my share. Every single time so far, I’ve chosen zucchini as one of the six. I just love it. But with 3-4 pieces of zucchini a week, I am absolutely in search of as many different recipes as I can find. Cooking Light’s latest issue had this wonderful recipe for Snapper with Zucchini and Tomato that I just had to try. They also suggest pairing it with some Parsley Orzo. Note: this recipe makes 2 servings. Multiply as needed. Ingredients for the snapper: 4 teaspoons coconut oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 2 (6-ounce) snapper fillets 2 tablespoons white wine 1 cup diced zucchini 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice  Ingredients for the orzo: 1/2 cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta) 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt To make, bring a pot of water to a boil. While waiting for the water to … Continue reading

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