I think that my favourite time to cook food is when I’m cooking for a crowd.
Yes, cooking for myself is nice. I can take my time and I don’t have to worry about what other people think. But… there’s something about making food for people. I love getting to serve my family and friends and know that what they are enjoying is something that I worked hard to put an effort into.
This evening’s dinner is one of those times. The best part was that it was easy, too! I made Mina’s Fish Tacos with Lime Crema as well as her Mango Salsa and it was surprisingly a lot easier than I expected it to be.
There was a decent amount of ingredients for the recipe, but, surprisingly enough, it was actually incredibly easy to make. I feel like I want to say it may be one of the easiest recipes I’ve made thus far!
After getting the fish in the oven I was able to make the crema in a matter of moments, and the mango salsa was easy as well. Honestly the most time consuming part of the entire thing was cutting the mangoes, and that was easy too!
So that’s that. I set it up the way Mina suggested: Party Style. I set up the fish and salsa with avocado, radishes, the crema, and some romaine lettuce. My mom also made this weird dish that’s from the 1940s. It’s called “pressed chicken,” where you basically make your own gelatin stock with chicken bones then let it solidify around shredded chicken. It essentially just tasted like cold, shredded chicken.
I have to say, I was regrettably not a fan of the flavoring of the fish. I’m usually okay with cayenne pepper, but it was way too powerful for the fish and made the entire thing way too spicy. It overpowered the other flavours that I was oh so excited to be able to taste! Having said that, I only had one fish taco and then also made one chicken taco.
The mango salsa, on the other hand, was perfectly appetizing. I was nervous at first because the recipe called for a jalapeno pepper, and I’m a bit sensitive with spicy food. Even so I mustered up the courage and threw it in there. Sure glad I did! It added just the right amount of flavour. Because I’m not sure when I’m going to be needing mango salsa again, I plan on reducing it into a jam. Going to try and do that tomorrow!
Anyhow, Mina Stone did it again! The lime crema was to die for. The fish was easy to make. The mango salsa was delicious. I can’t wait to see what else is in store this week!