tums are for bums: blackened fish tacos with lime coleslaw

>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009

i can't believe i'm going to say this and i might offend some (megan fay), but i think my days with chipotle are limited. there was a time in my life when chipotle and i were like peas and carrots - the disregard for portion control, the opportunity to take your burrito to a bowl, the extra cheese/extra guac/extra beans/extra sour cream those chipotleiers would so willingly stack on - all right into my belly. when sis moved to nyc, one of the first questions i asked her was - "is there a chipotle nearby you??" but now, i don't know what happened. why is it no longer normal for me to scrape the bottom of a burrito bowl clean and still feel fine? and no, its not what you're thinking. it's any foodie's worst nightmare...heartburn.

last night, i was craving tex-mex, but didn't want to be running for the tums bottle after every bite. i couldn't let a little gastric acid get in the way a great meal. so in an effort to please my taste buds while salvaging my right ventricle and preventing an en fuego esophagus, i resorted back to an old favorite. the recipe comes from pampered chef and is sure to make you feel right at home - just like at chipotle.

blackened fish tacos with lime coleslaw

and amateurs even know a mexi meal is not complete without some homemade guac. i have no recipe for my take on this classic - i just get happy and throw things in the bowl. but don't forget the musts:

  1. jalapenos!
  2. cilantro
  3. lime zest and juice
  4. onion
  5. garlic
  6. s&p
  7. perfectly ripe avocados

pretty darn close to the real thing.


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