Hey, love cats! I have a confession…
I’m addicted to Pinterest. It’s true. It’s undeniable. It’s a sickness. I will never be able to recreate, DIY, build, cook or anything else that I’ve pinned in my lifetime. It is just impossible.
But I’m going to try 🙂
I’m going to link all of the recipes I used down below! They were the inspiration for my culinary adventurous Wednesday.
- For the Mexican Rice – Click here.
- For the Corn and Black Bean Salad – Click here.
- For the Fish Tacos – Click here.
- For the Cilantro Lime Sauce – Click here.
I was bad and I didn’t follow the recipes exactly. I’ve kind of always cooked that way. Things usually work out for me, but there have been some really bad experiences in the kitchen So if you’d like to follow the recipes, just click the links above and they will walk you through everything (not like me, who’ll encourage you to just wing it.)
I started out first with the Cilantro Lime Sauce.
May I just say, I’ve never purchased fresh cilantro before in my entire life. Like before yesterday, I don’t think I could have told you what fresh cilantro looked like. I’ve also never purchased fresh jalapenos. I feel like a new person, a learned, more experienced person.
Because cilantro is life changing.
What I used:
- 1/2 cup of mayo
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 cup of cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 fresh jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped
- a pinch of chili powder
- a pinch of oregano
- 1 lime, squeezed
- a pinch of cumin
- a pinch of dill
Here’s where I deviated from the recipe:
- Instead of Greek yogurt, I used sour cream.
- I didn’t add any olive oil.
- I added the jalapeno (because I’m southern and we like the spicy stuff)
- I added the oregano, cumin and dill
And it turned out GREAT. Like two thumbs up all around. No complaints in the house.
I made an absolute mess in my kitchen, but I sure did have fun.
To blacken the fish (I used tilapia, btw), I used:
- Lime juice
- Minced garlic
- Chili powder
- Cayenne Pepper (oh yes)
- Brown sugar (deviation from recipe)
I followed the recipes fairly closely for the corn and bean salad and the rice.
I do really hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if any of you sweet people try these recipes! I’m always interested in hearing feedback! I’m a messy cook. I lack any sort of finesse, so I always enjoy seeing others execute things with style.
Okay, love cats. That’ll be all for now.
Love and fairies and unicorns,