Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls

Yesterday, I was going through Pinterest, kind of on a creative kick, trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I came across a recipe I had pinned probably a few months ago and decided to give it a shot!

Spicy Fish Taco Bowls.

What you'll need for the fish:

Fish filets (I used two Tilapia filets)
Chili Powder (about 1 tablespoon)
Cumin (about 1 tablespoon)
Paprika (about 1 tablespoon)
Crushed Garlic (1 clove)
Olive Oil (about 1 tablespoon)
Salt & Pepper for taste

What you'll need for the vegetables:

Corn Kernels
Chopped Red Peppers
Chopped Red Onion
Cooked Black Beans

What you'll need for the rice:

Cooked Rice (I used white basmati ... about 1/4 cup)
Butter (about 1 tablespoon)
Chopped Cilantro (as desired)
Lime Juice (as desired)
Salt for taste

What you'll need for toppings:

Sliced Avocado
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Restaurant Style Salsa


I started off with the fish - Add olive oil to a pan with crushed garlic and heat. Place fish into the oil. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper on to one side. Flip after about a minute and sprinkle the same seasoning on the other side. I like my fish to be well seasoned but you can add as much of the seasonings as you like. Once cooked completely on both sides, remove and set aside.

In the same pan, add corn kernels (I just used frozen corn), chopped red peppers, red onions, and cook until all are soft. Once vegetables are soft, add cooked black beans & heat. Remove from the pan and set aside. For this step, no extra oil or seasoning is required but you can add some if you find it to be necessary. You can use as many vegetables and beans as you want depending on what you like. I used only a small handful of each since I was only making one portion. 

To prepare the rice, again, you can use the same pan. Add butter to the pan and let it melt.  Fry together rice, cilantro, and lime. Season with salt.

You are now ready to assemble your bowl!

I first added rice at the bottom:

Topped it with vegetable & black bean mixture:

Added the fish:

Topped with cheese, sour cream, and avocado:

And sprinkled with salsa for a extra tangy, spicy kick:

Here's what an AMAZING bite of this dish looks like:

If you're a fan of spicy food, you can add extra chili powder to season the fish or use a hot salsa for your topping. I will definitely definitely DEFINITELY be making this again!!! 

Here's the link to the recipe for which I got my inspiration from: