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Fantastic [Gluten Free] Fish Tacos!

Me eating tabbouleh!!!

I am not a picky eater.  I never have been.  I grew up with my mom exposing me to many different foods.   Hamburgers, hotdogs, mac and cheese, and even peanut butter and jelly never were my favorites like a normal kid.  Hummus, tabbouleh, any type of fish, eggplant, spinach, ALL green vegetables, and plain yogurt were all things I loved when I was really young.  Thankfully that makes the gluten free diet much easier for me.  I will try anything and everything (free of wheat of course!).

When thinking about my favorite foods I first think fish.  Salmon, haddock, shrimp, scallops, tuna, clams, sushi…I love it all!  I also LOVE Mexican food.  Especially tacos!  Naturally, you would think fish tacos must be a favorite on the menu at my house, but surprisingly I had never tried them!

Until this weekend…

I decided to make my own fish tacos at home.  It was incredibly easy, and of course gluten free!  The right mixture of tilapia, jalapeno peppers, sweet mango,  tangy limes, and cilantro folded over in a warm tortilla is a tasty and even a healthier alternative to the customary cheesy beef taco.

Fish Tacos

Gluten Free

Ingredients

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 lime, juiced

1 jalapeno, diced

1 tsp. of cilantro

1/2 tsp. salt (divided)

2 tsp. olive oil (for pan)

1 lb. tilapia fillets

1 tsp. chilli powder

2 cups of thinly chopped lettuce

1 cups tomatoes, chopped

2 bunches of green onions, sliced thin

1 mango, diced

1 tsp. parsley

Corn tortillas (4-6 depending on how big)

Directions

1) Combine olive oil, lime, jalapeno, cilantro, and 1/4 tsp. of salt in a medium bowl.  Hold aside.

2) Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large skillet.  Sprinkle tilapia with chilli powder and remaining 1/4 tsp of salt evenly.   Add fish to pan.  Then pour jalapeno and lime mixture over fish.  Cook fish on pan until cooked through (should flake easily).

3) When fish is finished remove from heat and cut into small pieces.

4) Prepare garnish by combining lettuce, tomatoes, green onion, mango and parsley in a bowl.

5) Heat tortillas in a pan. Add fish and garnish to tortillas and fold.

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Date Night at Pochito’s!

Luke and I LOVE going out for Mexican food. Not only is it delicious, but most of the menu items are made from corn and I tend to have a lot of gluten free options.

The other night we decided to check out the new Pochito’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Manchester. It was excellent!  The food was amazing and the service was great.  Although I am usually pretty sure what I am allowed to eat at a Mexican restaurant, I still always make it a point to ask which items are gluten free and let the waitress know that I can not have wheat.

33 South Commercial Street in the Mill Building (right near the Fishercat Stadium)

After the waitress explained to me that I could order almost anything on the menu (as long as it was on either a soft or hard corn tortilla), the owner of the restaurant was nice enough to come over to our table to let me know that he would take care of me.  He let me know that when creating his menu he kept the gluten free diet in mind, because his wife also has to eat gluten free. He assured me that his chips, corn tortillas, salsa were all gluten free, as well as all the beef, chicken, fish, and veggies (some places will add flour to their marinades or rubs).

One thing I loved about the menu at Pochito’s is that you can “make your own fiesta”.  I ordered a vegetarian “fiesta” for only $9.00.  I was allowed choose two of the following: Enchilada, Chile Relleno, Burrito, Tostada, Taco, or Quesadilla.  Each item made with grilled vegetables, mushrooms, spinach, and cheese.  The meal also came with a side of rice and beans.

I ordered a vegetarian taco on a soft corn tortilla and tostada with veggies.  A tostada is basically an open faced taco pizza.  I asked for both with light cheese and a side of rice. Yum!

Vegetarian Tostada

Vegetarian Taco on a Soft Corn Tortilla

And of course the best part of Mexican Restaurants... Chips & Salsa!!

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