What do you get when you stick a couple of Louisianians in Southern California: Catfish Tacos! For dinner we’re eating tacos made with baked catfish seasoned with cumin and chile powder, finely shredded cabbage, diced avocado, a tangy white sauce, monteray jack, and whole cilantro leaves on soft white corn tortillas. A fresh coleslaw dressed with some of the tangy and slightly spicy “white sauce” accompanied the meal to round things out.
T: These were some of the best damn fish tacos I’ve ever had. They were outrageously good. Damn, girl.
A: preach it brotha! i thought they were pretty rocking myself. i think the main key with fish tacos is to not over-cook the damn fish! and to season it properly, of course.
T: Cook it right and season it right. I’ll try to remember that. 😛
A: simple enough, huh? 😉
T: whatever you did to make that happen, it was a beautiful thing. I wonder if they would have been as good with some other kind of fish…
A: absolutely… as long as the fish is cooked well and seasoned well! we’re getting repetitive here, t-dog!
T: you’re getting repetitive, woman. Either way, the catfish was awesome. So was the cole slaw. I’m giving the tacos a rating of 4.78/5. The coleslaw wasn’t quite up to a 4.78, but it can coast by because of how amazing the tacos were.
A: coast by?!? i thought the coleslaw was great! it was zippy… it was tangy… it was way better than like… oh 99% of the coleslaws i’ve had in my day.
T: it was still just coleslaw, though.
A: who doesn’t love some good raw cabbage? you’re a freak if you say you don’t…. freak.
T: i didn’t say I don’t… you’re jumping to conclusions, missy. I do enjoy raw cabbage, but let’s get serious. It’s a lower level of food. If you would like I can lay out the hierarchy of foods, beginning with bacon…
A: please do.
T: Alright, it goes a little something like this:
Bacon Cheese Gumbo Duck Curry FISH TACOS Cheeseburgers Pickles Sausage other other other other COLESLAW other other
It’s ok if you disagree with that, but you’re wrong if you do.
A: ooookay! we’ve established that you’re a freak. 😉 moving on! Well, i don’t rank coleslaw and other veggie goodness at the bottom of my food-goodness pyramid, so the coleslaw in this meal didn’t detract from my score at all. I give the meal overall a rating of 4.68/5. It was freaking good….all of it. i am soooo on an at-home taco kick right now. they are just so easy! and so tasty! and so quick! and… and… and….
T: and located one level above raw cabbage on the food pyramid. I was just thinking… what do you think about making some homemade tortillas sometime?
A: heheheh remember the last time i tried to make tortillas?!? we ended up eating our carnitas on endive! but i think you’re right. i really should go after it again. i’ve learned some technique tips since then.
T: …. let’s make sure we have some endive.