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fish tacos and fresh salsa

by Shawni
When the school year started I got serious about cooking.

And even more serious when I created my new “pride and joy” (back here).

I started taking pictures of all the food I make, our tried and true recipes, so I could put them on this blog and have them at my fingertips whenever I need them and don’t have my recipe book close-by.

So my plan is to share one new recipe each Thursday.

The first recipe I want to share is fish tacos…as in the incredibly delicious ones my sister-in-law Kristi made at our reunion this summer.     2012-08-24 misc 59808
Notes:  1) the “pieces of fish” she uses are Tilapia, but I think you could marinate halibut or sea bass as well, and 2) the “red wine” is actually “red wine vinegar.”

Serve with lime wedges and avocado…
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…and this salsa (also from Kristi and SO good and also easy, which makes me whip it out more often):

Kristi’s salsa:
 (I use Lawry’s seasoning salt.)
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My kids think this is liquid candy:
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The second time we made fish tacos we made them with this little shortcut I found at Costco instead of fussing with the marinade:
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Anonymous September 20, 2012 - 2:13 pm

I just discovered that tilapia at Costco last week and I had to buy it. It is so delicious!!!!

maroon58 September 20, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Oh, my family loves the tilapia from Costco. It is sooo good!

Sarah September 20, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Those look lovely!

Michelle and Nick September 20, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Question–is that red wine or red wine vinegar? I assume that you mean balsamic vinegar so I wasn't sure. Sounds delicious!

Haunani September 20, 2012 - 2:51 pm

LOVE this! Trying it tonight! I got serious about cooking when school started, too. No more lazy, drive thrus! It's so nice to make an effort to get everyone to the table for dinner (we do breakfast together too which is a great start to the day.) Thanks always for the inspiration.

Becki@Just The Three of Us September 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Thanks for the recipes Shawni! What type of seasoning salt do you use for the salsa?

Katie September 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

I don't really even like fish (I know, I'm weird), but those look delicious!

Cindy September 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

I love new recipes! Thx SO much for sharing!

Bobi Jensen September 20, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Yum! I love fish tacos!


Julie September 20, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Thank you! I'm going to enjoy this feature! 🙂

Janel September 20, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Can't wait to see new recipes on Thursday, and I am definitely going to making these.

Susan R September 20, 2012 - 8:13 pm

I happen to love this post. I have been eating fish tacos before fish tacos were even a "thang". When I was in high school, some girl friends and I would go down to Mexico to go surfing and fish tacos were breakfast, luch and dinner for the two days we were there. AWESOME!

christine September 20, 2012 - 8:15 pm

Really like your blog….Think I'm going to stick around for a while. x

Holly Decker September 20, 2012 - 8:17 pm

i think i will surprise my husband with this when i get back from my "getaway" so he feels rewarded for his sacrifice in watching the kids. muchas gracias.

valerie September 20, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Yipppeee!! I'm so excited for some of your recipes – I've heard what good cook's you Eyre's are! 🙂 My recipes need a makeover.

TamaraLove September 20, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Thank you SSOOOO much for sharing. Our family is living in Hong Kong for at LEAST a year (moved from CA), and we MISSSS good Mexican food. I was just thinking I need to find some fun recipes we can make from home. Looks delish!

Dressing Ivana September 21, 2012 - 8:15 am

mmm looks delicious! I love mexican food

Shawni September 21, 2012 - 8:40 am

katie, I don't love fish either but tilapia is SO mild and the seasonings make it so good.

Michelle, it's red wine vinegar. I had that same question when I first made these so I'll go back and add that to the post.

Becki, I just use Lawry's seasoned salt for the salsa.


Sarah September 21, 2012 - 2:58 pm

So glad you are doing this Shawni! Trying that salsa for sure.

Shari Goodman September 21, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Thanks! Sounds delicious! I love that you are going to post recipes now.

Eyrealm September 23, 2012 - 1:20 am


Sarah September 25, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Made these and they were great! I am not usually a fish girl either- but the marinade has a wonderful flavor. Thanks!

beaa June 12, 2013 - 12:39 pm

we made these and they were amazing, everyone loved them! thanks for sharing.

Unknown March 15, 2016 - 6:02 pm

I know this is a super old post, but I just have to say THANK YOU for sharing your recipes with us (I know you haven't done the recipe Thursday thing for a while because life is busy, which is TOTALLY understandable). I'm a single, young twenty-something whose mother (bless her heart) does not cook hardly at all, prompting me to have a strong desire to "know my way around a kitchen". Your recipe posts are like the cooking lessons I never experienced as a young girl. So THANK YOU!!

Also, the reason I'm coming back to this post is because I'm making these for dinner tonight (for probably about the twentieth time since I started reading your blog). I just had to let you know that you are impacting people of all ages (not just mothers) in a way you might not even know!


Shawni March 19, 2016 - 5:33 am

Thank you Ciara! What a sweet comment. And thanks for reminding me about these tacos, I need to make them again!

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