We are not a stranger to Mexican food at my house. It is a favorite, even with my kids (the picky one doesn’t count). Tacos, Burritos, Fajitas, Enchiladas, but one thing I had never made until tonight was fish tacos. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around fish in a taco (I am where the picky one gets it from ) .
Gortons Seafood and Ortega launched a site called We Love Fish Tacos. The reason I know this is because they are offering a trip to Mexico for a grand prize in a recipe contest. Well, I decided I was going to have to suck it up, and try a fish taco before I could come up with a great recipe. I decided to start basic and work my way up. Since, the Gortons Fish Sticks are BOGO this week at Publix there was no better time than the present.
I hit the store this afternoon to get what I needed for my fish taco meal, and of course I bought my free avocado (thanks to the facebook coupon this week) and made homemade guacamole! I love that stuff!
So, I didn’t go overboard. This was just a quick meal for us tonight. When it is just me and the kids we don’t eat a ton.
I popped the fish sticks in the oven and cooked them according to the package. While they were baking I grabbed out all the other ingredients, and made my guacamole. Here are some ideas for toppings.
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sour cream
- Whatever floats your boat.
I had a gazillion packages of taco shells from the sales last week, or was it the week before? Anyway…taco shells covered.
When the fish sticks came out I just assembled the tacos as usual. I put the fish stick(s) in the taco shell, and topped it with a little taco sauce to give it that kick, then the rest of my toppings.
They were really easy! I want to say dinner was on the table in 20 minutes! Now, the real test came when I ate it ~ Which I did! They weren’t bad like I thought they would be. They were actually pretty good! My girls ate them up! My son had a PB&J, but I knew he would (He’s the picky one).
**Dairy Free** Mrs. Pauls fish sticks are actually dairy free. They are also BOGO this week. You could use an alternative to the sour cream and cheese or just substitute other ingredients.
**Gluten Free** You could use a gluten free corn tortilla, and un-breaded fish for this. OR You could make your own gluten free fish fingers to fill the tacos with.
Now my brain is on to bigger and better things. I am thinking a soft taco with maybe the gortons grilled fish, and some fresh mango salsa! How’s that for a prize winner? What are your ideas? Do you think you have a prize winning combo?
Weekly Meal Deal
Here are the prices of the items if you were to buy them this week at Publix. A big thanks to I Heart Publix for the matchups and prices. Remember, you can make this cheaper with items from your stockpile. These prices are only if you had to buy everything this week. I did make this with items mostly from my stockpile, so some prices are estimates.
Gorton’s Fish Sticks or Fillets or Portions, Assorted Varieties, 18.2 to 24.5 oz pkg, BOGO $5.49
-$0.50/1 Gorton’s Item (IE) Printable (FF) Rolling
-$1/1 Gorton’s product, any, dnd5 – found on box of taco shells peelie (exp 12/31/2010)
Buy 2 Use 2 Coupons (if store doubles pay $1.75 per pack)
Sargento Shredded Cheese 5 to 8 oz pkg, 2/$4
-$0.50/1 Sargento Natural Shredded or Sliced Cheese 8/29/2010 Kroger My Magazine School Days (exp 11/17/2010)
Pay $1.50 per pack after coupon
Sour cream $0.99 (est)
Lettuce Shreds $1.29 bag
Salsa $2.49 (est)
Taco Shells $1.25 (est)
Free after Facbook coupon (no longer available)
Total after coupons $11.01
divide by 4
$2.75 per person
Plus…you will end up with an extra box of fish sticks!
This meal was very quick and easy to pull together. For those of you with soccer or baseball season just starting up, this would be perfect for those crazy practice nights.
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