We love eating out. Well, most of the time… and while we are on a spending freeze, this is something that we are giving up. You can save so much money by not eating out.
One of my favorite things to do is to try and recreate a dish that I have had at a restaurant before. The fish tacos I made above was a recipe I tried to recreate from Rockfish restaurant.
The total cost for this meal to feed 6 (or more) is under $10 depending on how much your avocados are that day. I always use tilapia and buy lots when it is on sale and freeze it.
Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole Sauce
- 2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
- 1/4 cup(s) low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon(s) minced red onion
- 2 tablespoon(s) chopped cilantro
- 5 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 small (4 cups) head of napa cabbage, shredded
- 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil, plus more for brushing
- 2 pound(s) thick red snapper fillets with skin, cut crosswise into 10 2-inch-wide strips
- 10 (7-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
- 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
- Hot sauce, for serving
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Light a grill. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados, sour cream, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons of the lime juice. Season the guacamole with salt and pepper and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the guacamole.
- In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
- Brush the fish with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until lightly charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer the fish to a platter and pull off the skin.
- To assemble each taco, spread a dollop of guacamole on a tortilla. Top with a piece of fish, a few tomato slices, and a large spoonful of the cabbage slaw. Serve with the hot sauce and lime wedges.
Your job today if you are doing the “spending freeze” is to eat in, like you are eating out! Make some of these fun “copy cat” recipes from some of the best restaurants. Check out more copy cat posts from Ruth!