January 24, 2012

Tuesday is Food Day

I've never committed a day to anything in particular on my blog, so from henceforth Tuesday is now named Food Day. Recipes, inspiration, features, restaurants, questions, etc will all be on Tuesday, but not limited to Tuesday. Which guarantees Tuesday  as some fun and exciting libations, but don't believe  food can be limited to only one day of the week. How can it when our lives revolve around food. 

Continuing to last night's dinner: Salmon Fish Tacos. And, WOW! It was completely unexpected, unplanned and undeniably phenomenal. With my creative and innovative mind, I was able to stretch a very small piece of left-over Salmon into a mouth-watering, satisfying meal for two. 

So here's the rundown: coconut brown rice, black beans, red onion, salmon, shredded cheese (cheddar is good) & salsa.  If I could only eat rice one way the rest of my life, it would be with coconut milk. I use the light kind because it can be very caloric. Cook the rice in the milk just as you would any liquid, rice tip down below. A can of black beans- I didn't make any ahead. Black beans are another favorite of mine. Chopped red onion for a kick. The salmon had been sauteed previously in red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, seasoned with S&P and thyme. Simple. After all the ingredients are ready make you tacos. 

Ingredients:

Coconut Milk
Brown Rice
Can of Black Beans
Chopped Onion
Salmon 
Cheddar Cheese
Salsa or Hot Sauce

There is no firm measurements for these except for the rice. Always double the liquid to your rice measurement. If you are cooking 1/2 cup rice, then 1 cup of water. With brown rice, sometimes you add a tad more liquid, maybe a tablespoon. My Mexican mother shared the secret with cooking rice after many failed attempts. 

Cooking Rice: sauteed onions and garlic in olive oil for a couple minutes, add the rice for another minute or two. Then add the water, let it boil, cover and simmer for about 35 minutes. 

Other add-ons: avocado, roasted red pepper, lime, cilantro, greens. Unfortunately, I had none of these, but would add great flavor. And don't forget your veggies! I steamed some broccoli. Yum!

I think I covered all the important things. Hope you enjoy and please pass it along. 



3 comments:

  1. ah! these sound super good! will have to try them ;-)

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  2. lovely and inspiring post.

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  3. my goodnees that looks deliciouus! I am starving at the office at the moment!
    loving your blog girl and it was really nice to meet you on Tuesday! Following on GFC and bloglovin
    xo,
    LMQ

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