We aim for easy meals here at The Daily Twenties because no one has time to play around in the kitchen. Fish tacos are a go-to meal. The ingredients are common, the prep is easy, and they can feed plenty of people.

What you need for some killer fish tacos that won’t kill you. Serves 1 person because I know you’re living alone.

Ingredients

  • Tilapia or Cod (You can pick up a bag of frozen cod filets at Ralphs or another grocery store)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Mango salsa
  • Garlic powder
  • Cilantro
  • Tortillas (smaller ones)
  • Avocado
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Hot sauce

Instructions

  • 1 hour before you want to eat. The cod has to thaw before you can start making anything. Fill up a bowl of water and submerge the filet in it (sealed in the plastic) for about an hour.  So I recommend taking it out of the freezer first thing when you get home. Or you can thaw it in the microwave if you’re in a hurry.
  • While its thawing take out your other ingredients and wash them.
  • Start dicing your tomatoes and onions.
  • Cut some strips of lettuce and slices of avocado.
  • Set your spread up on a plate for easy picking and put in the fridge.
  • One hour is up.
  • When your cod is thawed, turn your burner to medium heat, add some olive oil and wait until it starts to bubble.
  • Lay your filet in the pan. Cook 3-5 minutes each side. Sprinkle the lemon, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cilantro evenly across fish. Just so it takes on some flavor.
  • You know it’s ready when then fish turn from a transparent white to a thick cloudy white.
  • When you’re about 5 minutes away from finishing your fish, start up another burner for the tortillas.
  • Spray some Pam on there. Each tortilla should take 2 minutes. Flip after 1 minute. Make as many as you want.
  • Put your tortillas on one plate, your fish on another, and break out your toppings.
  • Grab a beer and enjoy!
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