I like boys. And you know I like food. But even better than boys and food separately, are boys that make you delicious food. I’m lucky because I happened to live with 3 of them (one has now sadly left for the frozen and distant waves of Canada).
I have two stories to tell today – and they both involve some of my favourite boys and their culinary creations…
#1: las fish tacos
In true hunter-collector style, and to make the most of all that we have on our doorstep in Owhiro Bay, the boys took the dinghy out a few times over summer. Each time they came back with a stinky but delicious bounty of blue cod and other fish I cannot name. Although, I have to admit that part of me is slightly skeptical – I mean, the one time I went out with them noone got so much as a bite. They claimed that having a girl on board was bad luck, but I dunno – there are definitely a few fresh fish shops within the vicinity…but I suppose I will give them the benefit of the doubt!
Anyway, following one of these successful fishing/fish market trips, the boys decided to make delicious, fresh tacos.
They baked the fish whole in tinfoil with lemons and a few herbs and spices. I haven’t really cooked many things that way, and I always think its a bit hit and miss with cooking times (especially with our dodgy oven), but the boys got it perfect! The flesh fell away from the bone so easily and it was steaming hot and moist with flavour.
To accompany the fish we had lots of fresh veg. and mango salsa, tomato salsa and refried beans. My advice for good taco condiments is that you can’t go wrong with adding an extra couple of handfuls of fresh coriander and squeezes of lime juice. Also – you’d be surprised at how much better red kidney beans taste when they are mushed and fried.
All in all: delightful.