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.
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).
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:
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:
Now that everything else was ready (took forever, goddamn!), I broiled the fish for 5 minutes per side, and lunch was served: