Sorry it took so long to make another post, but I have a doozy to make up for it… I made everything in this meal from scratch (well, I mean, I didn’t grow or catch it or anything but you know what I mean)…
First off, I made pickled onions a couple of days ago, by covering a bunch of sliced onions in balsamic vinegar. I don’t remember where I first heard this recipe, but you can let them sit in the fridge for several weeks and they will only get tastier.
It's a scientific fact that pickling things makes them better
Then, I made salsa verde with a tomatillo, some garlic, onion, a dried chili, and a bunch of cilantro. Throw it in the Magic Bullet (because honestly who owns a food processor?), and then add water until its salsa verde-ey (I’m sure there is a cooking term for this, but I’ll be damned if I know it – the texture that salsa verde should be).
Tomatillo = unripe tomato?
This episode of Some Good Ish brought to you by the Magic Bullet (TM)
This is good on everything. Seriously.
Next, I marinated some tilapia filets in lime juice, 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, a tablespoon of crushed, dried chili, and some salt and pepper for 3 hours:
I ate some of this raw, because I like ceviche. And tapeworms.
Tacos would just be fish and sauce without tortillas, but I didn’t have any and it was way too early to go to the store so I made my own… Allegedly tortilla dough is just flour, salt, baking powder, and lard. But since I didn’t have lard, I used bacon fat, which is what lard wishes it was:
I got a rolling pin for Christmas... and enjoyed it. I've become a 60 year old woman.
This griddle has no handles and is thus incredible hazardous to my hands.
My last tortillas sucked ass. The secret is a rolling pin. Who knew? (other than millions of Mexicans...)
If you throw this away when you are done making bacon, you are doing it wrong.
Now that everything else was ready (took forever, goddamn!), I broiled the fish for 5 minutes per side, and lunch was served:
Dramatic shadows, so you know its good.
Everyone ate all the good toppings so this taco has cheese and guacamole. It was still heavenly. Suck it Taco Bell.