One Fish, Two Fish

December 14, 2010

Hmmmm.

What to have?

This dinner started with one fish, two fish. Sole thawed from the freezer.

And then I kept putting ingredients on the counter to build a meal

Three fruit + veggies.

Four blue corn tortillas.

GARRRLIC GOLD.

Yogurt, coconut, coriander, ginger, red pepper, coconut.

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They all seemed like classic Caribbean fish taco ingredients to me!

[The sweet potato was put back :) ]

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We seasoned the fish with salt, coriander, garlic gold nuggets and orange zest and seared them in a pan.

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We sauteed half a head of cabbage, chopped, with 1 crown of broccoli and the orange segments in some olive oil and then added pinches of the seasonings to finish.

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The tortillas were oven-heated!

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Topped with greek yogurt, coconut and a bit of Sailor’s Swagger hot sauce. FYI, I would not recommend these Whole Foods blue corn tortillas. They were quite dry and a bit blah. I think they needed salt?

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Extras on the side

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Matt and I are not huge TV people – mostly because the past few years have been really busy. But now-a-days, we love to snuggle on the couch and catch up on our shows. Just watched the show Brewmasters about Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA we just had in Boston recently!

Enjoyed it with a hot mug of Pero, a MamaPea Dough Ball, and a Spice Cookie by Rosie’s Best.

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Mrs. Pea’s dough balls are downright fabulous, but I gotta say, they aren’t very similar to Annie The Baker’s. These are dry and crumbly – but very doughy and almost no-bake-ish. Annie The Baker’s are more like a real cookie with dough in the middle. But despite the difference, both are totally awesome takes on dough and I heart dough in all shapes and forms! May be making these for my family’s Christmas next week! [Oh, and Rosie’s Best cookie was great too – like a Biscoff!]

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Good night, my fish!

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1 Jess @ atasteofconfidence December 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

I recently watched the Dog Fish brewmasters about Bitches Brew- it’s really good! Hint of chocolate at the end:)

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2 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Such a COLORFUL dinner- yum!! And I’m with you on the dough balls. Crumbly, underbaked, vegan, buttery- it’s all good :)

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3 Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun.blogspot) December 15, 2010 at 9:03 am

Yes, the dinner was absolutely beautiful! And so creative–who would have thought to put together that veggie+fruit combo–especially with fish! Awesome.

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4 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Everything looks so pretty and colorful! Just the way I love my plate to look :)
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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5 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I love the idea of putting orange slices into the cooked vegetables! I had pictured Mama Pea’s doughballs to be cookie on the outside and doughy on the inside but I guess they’re not. My friend makes those cookie/dough cookies like you said Annie’s are and they’re soo good!

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6 Kelly Michelle December 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I almost bought those tortillas last time I was at WF! Glad I didn’t!

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7 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for the review of the dough balls. I’ve been debating if I should make them and which recipe to use. Fish tacos are a family favorite now that we’ve wined and dined in Mexico to the max.

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8 Simply Life December 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Oh that meal looks incredible – very impressive!

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9 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) December 14, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Your meal looks fabulous! Look at all those spectacular colors! Love it. :D

I haven’t been much of a tv watcher these last few years either. But sometimes it feels so good to snuggle and watch a good show. :D

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10 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) December 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Gorgeous dinner! Love all the colors!

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11 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I want your after dinner snack!

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12 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) December 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I need to start adding coconut into my meals. It’s something I never think to buy at the store but I love the flavor in both sweet and savory dishes.

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13 Christine December 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I’ve been keeping up with watching BrewMasters. Though I am a little dissappointed with the concept of the show. When I first heard of it several weeks ago I thought we would get to see more breweries….

That said DogFish is fun!

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14 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I just made a citrus pineapple and orange veggie stir fry! And fish. (But on different nights…but the same week..haha)

The dough ball review, thank you for that info. And, coffee + cookies always hits the spot after dinner :)

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15 skinnyrunner December 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

i always have fish in the freezer and wonder what to do with it… need to make fish tacos like yours!

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16 Whitney December 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

I usually feel like corn tortillas, store-bought, need a little sear in some canola oil to not taste flat.

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17 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I love what you did with that purple cabbage! YUMMO!

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18 nicole December 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Those fish tacos look fantastic! And I’m always in the mood for mexican, plus it’s still 70 degrees here! I should have had a (fish) taco tuesday, but it will be postponed until wednesday.

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19 retro sweets December 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

What a very attractive dish. And the place mat and the mug were perfect too. Never tried adding oranges on my veggies and this recipe is another culinary adventure for me. Thanks for the warning about the Whole Food blue corn tortillas.

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20 Liz December 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Ah, I just realised Pero is what is called Caro in Australia. My aunt is a yogi and drank it daily, and the scent of it is actually kind of nostalgic for me. I live iin America now, so I’m going to have to find some and try it!

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21 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm

What a colorful dinner! I did to get me some Pero soon!!

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22 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I love fish tacos! They are such a great way to get in a healthy sized dose of cabbage! I love topping them with hot sauce too!

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23 Krystina December 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm

What a gorgeous meal!

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24 Laura (Starloz) December 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

what a tasty dinner, i need to learn to marinate things. it seems tasty.

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25 holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’ve made Mama Pea’s cookies and they are delicious — and I’d love to try the more “doughy” balls :)

The fish tacos look great — good to know about the blue corn tortillas, that is definitely something I would have picked off the shelf (and I do not like being disappointed with food!)

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26 A. December 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Kath, I have coconut butter. How can I efficiently heat it? Just put it in a saucepan with water on low? Seems odd to do that – it is glass jar. I don’t have fancy equipment. Just one pan. Things like that. It is hard to get it out, its solid as a rock. And I dislike of having to heat the jar every.single.time. Thoughts? I’m addicted to it.

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27 Caitie December 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Obviously not Kath here but I find that in the winter I have to pretty much reheat it every time I want to use it. You can microwave it too! In summer it stays liquidy longer. If you’re putting it on something hot, you can always scrape it out and then itll melt once it’s on your hot food :) Yum!

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28 Nadia December 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Hi,
Not Kath, but I remember she did a post last month about this, so I looked it up for you: http://www.KathEats.com/favorite-foods/all-about-coconut-butter/. Hope this helps!

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29 Kath December 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

Yup – check out that link above – video included.

Winter is not coconut butter’s best season

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30 A. December 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Hi,
so its okay to put a glass jar in simmering hot water (maybe set the burner on 5? I haven’t been stirring the oil and meat at all. I try to chunk out hard, hard chunks and warm them from there. So, I guess I’m not even eating the product right cause it hasn’t been stirred. Its just solid as a rock…and if i heat for 10 mins, its still barely moving, i get impatient! I don’t want to wait so long.

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31 Kath December 15, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I’m no coco expert, but that’s what I would do!

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32 emily December 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Oooh, those look good. For some reason I can’t ever picture fish tacos without cabbage, but I’ve never tried coconut.

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33 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Your dinner trumps mine by a long shot! Have a great evening!

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34 Allie December 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Fish tacos sound tasty .. Blue corn tortillas is a good idea as well, sorry yours were blah ish haha it happens! Mmm dough !

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35 stacey-healthylife December 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Great dinner pics, very vibrant and tropical.

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36 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Yum for tacos! I’m thinking about Mexican tomorrow if I have enough time to make tortillas!

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37 Clare @ Fitting It All In December 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Fish tacos look awesome!

And thanks for the honest review of the dough balls – I’ve been thinking of making them but was definitely expecting an almost raw dough result!

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38 Mama Pea December 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I know you aren’t hating on the dough balls, but I will say that they are much “doughier” when they are fresh. I made yours and shipped them almost a week ago :(

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39 Kath December 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

Good point!!

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40 Kath December 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

PS. I still really loved them!!

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41 Kris December 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Try this recipe: http://thechiclife.com/2010/11/chocolate-chip-dough-balls-success.html. Almost baked, but with some dough in the center. I’ve made them twice and they were a great success.

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42 Heather December 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm

This recipe looks great! I will definitely be trying it out! Thanks

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43 Lorin December 15, 2010 at 2:26 am

I made those today! But I actually merged it with mama pea’s and added some peanut butter to the recipe and used applesauce with butter instead of all butter. I’ve never baked with applesauce so I wanted to give it a try and it worked out fine. I also didn’t use egg and I ran out of baking powder so I just used baking soda and it was fine too. I would still follow the recipe though :P.

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44 Kath December 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

My friend Diana! I will try both :)

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45 Nicole December 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

I have yet to catch Brewmasters but it’s on my to watch list.

I love Dogfish as a company and their beers are great, and have followed their story in a few documentaries about the beer industry.

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46 Jessica December 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm

those tacos look awesome! Yummers!

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47 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm

That purple cabbage is soooo pretty! :)

I don’t care for corn tortillas at all! They’re always dry and crumbly to me. Blek!

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48 Heather December 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I just made Mama Pea’s Dough Balls on Sunday and I thought the exact same thing. I really was expecting more of a soft, creamy dough instead, but they do still taste great and it definitely hasn’t stopped me from eating them by the handful!

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49 Alaina December 14, 2010 at 11:21 pm

oooh, colorful dinner!

I’m really going to have to try that Pero soon. :-)

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50 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm

i’ve got fish on the brain today too – had some for lunch, and a “fake” vegetarian version for dinner. I wish I had tortillas to make tacos with leftovers!

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51 Vanessa December 15, 2010 at 12:07 am

I’ve sooooo been craving fish tacos lately!! Those look awesome!

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52 Christin@purplebirdblog December 15, 2010 at 12:08 am

What a pretty color array in your beautiful dinner!

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53 Namaste Gurl December 15, 2010 at 12:12 am

Mmm, your dinner got me hungry again. Quite, indeed creative if I must say so myself. I mean anything with coconut makes everything better :)

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54 Ashley December 15, 2010 at 12:22 am

The doughballs are definitely different but I couldn’t pick a favorite!! I think maybe the powdered sugar in mama pea’s make them more crumbly…but man did I love the texture of hers. I bet Annie uses brown sugar…who knows though! Such a preTTy dinner!! xo

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55 Jessie December 15, 2010 at 12:25 am

I had a DREAM last night that I was on Brewmasters with the Dogfish Head guy! It was so totally bizarre but awesome at the same time! I loved him in Beer Wars, he just seemed so laid back and awesome. And kinda cute :)

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56 Hannah December 15, 2010 at 12:29 am

Oh my, what a beautiful colourful dinner! I’m sure Dr Seuss would be proud ;)

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57 Cara Craves... December 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

Too bad the taste of the tortillas does not measure up…they look really pretty!

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58 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 15, 2010 at 7:49 am

mmmm, cookies are by far the best way to end a night of great food and snuggling :)

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59 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 15, 2010 at 7:52 am

I haven’t been a huge tv person either since coming to university. My roommates and I don’t even have cable! I miss not being able to stay caught up with Gossip Girl! :P

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60 Toni December 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

These pictures are fabulous today. The purple cabbage and the black placemat totally make the photo! Gorgeous!

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61 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

That episode of Brewmaster’s was great. We heard that because that show is so popular, it’s delayed our chance at getting Dogfish Head on tap here in Southern Illinois by a YEAR OR TWO! Watch me as I cry :(

Sad news about the torts. I love blue corn. The last brand of organic tortillas I had were awesome though. Green package, blanking on the name. Bought them at our regular grocery!

Fish tacos sounds like something I need to make soon.

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62 lauren December 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

my dough balls came out dry and crumbly too. i thought it was just me. i’ll try the chic life’s next.

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63 Shannon @ A Better Me December 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

Love the pretty purpley dinner! Looks yummy!

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64 Larb's Matt December 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Pero and Dough balls for x-mas please!

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65 Jacqui December 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hubby and I love Brewmasters. If you are ever in DE visit them!

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66 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble December 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Yummy fish tacos!

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67 larbs December 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Please make dough balls!!

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68 Karen December 16, 2010 at 1:51 am

Kath!?! Why did you diss the Christmas present Mama Pea made for you? :(

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69 Kath December 16, 2010 at 8:17 am

There was nothing “diss” about it – I said I LOVED it!

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