“This is needs to be in the regular menu rotation.”
Whenever Iron Chef Allana declares a dish to be in the regular rotation, I know I’ve made a winner dinner.
This Iron Chef Allan approved meal, Blacked Baja-Style Talapia, was a Pinterest find. Overall, the recipe looked and sounded good, except I thought the blackening spices needed a full teaspoon of cumin.
And the onion sauce needed a little salt and black pepper.
I sautéed the fish in canola oil, which surprised Allan, but I thought sautéing would bring out the blackening spices better than baking the fish.
The recipe recommends serving the fish in corn tortillas, but we don’t like the texture or taste of corn tortillas. Therefore, I served the fish on a bed of shredded romaine lettuce in flour tortillas, but the meal was missing something: texture. Ironically, the corn tortillas would offer that desired texture.
Allan suggested serving the tilapia on a bed of rice instead of a soft taco, like a Baja bowl. Brilliant! See this is why I keep Iron Chef Allan around.