Its 2013 and we made it back from Costa Rica!

While in Costa Rica we never really ate seafood. We stayed at one of those mega all-inclusive resorts which I personally do not care for…but the company and friends we bring/ meet along the way make the trips epic. My brother and I are actually working on a screenplay/ movie idea about the comical nature of these resorts called “The All-inclusives: When We’re 30” (more on that later 🙂

Ingredients for fish tacos...kiwi, jalapeno, avocado, beef steak tomato, shallot and cilantro

Ingredients for fish tacos…kiwi, jalapeno, avocado, beef steak tomato, shallot and cilantro

So when we got back I had a craving for fish tacos. I did not realize how easy these really are to prepare and cheap..from Whole Foods none the less 🙂

Simply…

  • 1 beef steak tomato
  • 1 kiwi (trust me)
  • 1 jalepeno
  • 1 bushel of cilantro
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 avacado

I used a true cod filet.

Pressing on the fish in a hot pan helps it not stick just FYI. Yeah that my all-inclusive bracelet :)

Pressing on the fish in a hot pan helps it not stick just FYI. Yeah that my all-inclusive bracelet 🙂

Cutting of the ingredients is simple so I will focus on the prep of the fish.

I lightly seasoned the fish with salt, pepper, paprika and pinch of cayenne.

Next I heated up a pan and lightly buttered the bottom. Then I firmly placed the fish in the hot pan and pressed it down. I added a couple pats of butter and let cook for 2.5/3 minutes per side. Note* the filet was not that thick…so really a judgement call on yours how long to cook.

I cut the fish and plated on a small corn tortilla (heated on gas range) paired with a fat corona.

Welcome to 2013!

Hopefully the picture does this justice. I was just so hungry at that point :)

Hopefully the picture does this justice. I was just so hungry at that point 🙂

The title of this post is “What to cook for my wife,” because I really wanted to cook something for her and calling it Fish Tacos just felt weird.

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