Tag: Fish week

Fish Week! Penn Avenue Fish-ish Fish Tacos!

I absolutely love fish tacos, any kind of tacos, and I’m always searching for the best! Between Penn Ave Fish Company’s fish tacos and Edgar’s Taco stand’s Carne Asada tacos, I am a happy girl.

Edgar's Tacos 21st and Penn in the Strip! Carne Asada Taco!
Edgar’s Tacos 21st and Penn in the Strip! Carne Asada Taco!

I eat some form of taco every time I’m in the Strip District! (And Penn Mac olives and cheese and La Prima coffee and Colangelos pizza and Pittsburgh Popcorn Company) Yikes!

When these two are with me we usually end up at Penn Ave Fish for fish tacos!
When these two are with me we usually end up at Penn Ave Fish for fish tacos!

Anyway, every fish taco is different; made with different fish, cooked plain or spicy, stuffed with lettuce or cabbage, and the list goes on. Penn Ave Fish Company uses a variety of fish, boiled in onion water, totally spicy, stuffed with cabbage, topped with tomatoes…and they are delicious!

I visited my fish mongers at Penn Avenue Fish Company and told them, for Fish Week on the blog, I wanted to make amazing fish tacos like the ones they make everyday! They chopped fresh grouper, salmon, and tuna, ready to cook. This saved me the fish choosing process, of which I am totally clueless, and the chopping time for sure! This is why you need a good fish monger!

Doesn't get much fresher than this!
Doesn’t get much fresher than this!

Penn Avenue Fish-ish Fish Tacos
(makes 6ish tacos)

Ingredients:
1-1/2 lbs. chopped tuna, grouper, and salmon
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
4 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup chunky medium salsa (I used Ortega)
2 tbsp. Sriracha sauce
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 chopped tomato
Chopped cilantro
6 tortilla shells

Directions:
Fill a pot with water and chopped onions.

Bring to a boil.

Add fish.

This is what I brought home! Chopped and ready to go!
This is what I brought home! Chopped and ready to go!

Cook until the chopped fish floats (5-8 mins, not long!)

Remove fish with a slotted spoon to drain water.

Place fish in a mixing bowl and coat with taco seasoning while warm.

Quick and easy meal! On the table in  less than  30 minutes !
Quick and easy meal! On the table in less than 30 minutes !

Mix together the sour cream, salsa, and sriracha in a small bowl.

Fill the tortilla shells with shredded cabbage, tomatoes, fish and sauce! Sprinkle some cilantro!

I got my fix, but Penn Ave Fish Company is the best in the Burgh!
I got my fix, but Penn Ave Fish Company makes the best in the Burgh!

Enjoy!
Ciao!

Fish Week!! Shrimp Jambalaya Over Red Quinoa!

Ever hear of Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch? If you are worried about seafood safety, this is your app! Whether you are buying fresh fish or ordering in a restaurant, the Seafood Watch app recommends ocean friendly seafood and gives up to date information regarding how each item should be fished or farmed.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seafood-watch/id301269738?mt=8

My fish mongers at Penn Avenue Fish Company in Pittsburgh’s Strip District introduced me to this cool app! Have you found your fish monger, yet?

Enjoy another easy fish week dinner! On the table in 30 minutes!!

Shrimp jambalaya served over red quinoa!
Shrimp jambalaya served over red quinoa!

Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients:
2 cups shrimp, cleaned and deveined.
1 35 oz. can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
1 tbsp. chopped thyme
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 15oz. can white cannellini beans
2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. chili powder
Salt/pepper
1 tsp. Red pepper flakes ( and a little extra to sprinkle on top)

Directions:
Heat olive oil in your deepest frying pan on medium heat.

Add garlic, onions, pepper and cook for a few minutes to soften the veggies.

Remember, if the heat is too high you will burn the garlic! Start over it will ruin the dish.
Remember, if the heat is too high you will burn the garlic! Start over! No shame. I do this weekly.

Add tomatoes, shrimp, beans, herbs, and spices.

Let it cook and stir after a few minutes. Mix up the shrimp so they cook evenly. Shrimp on the bottom will cook faster.
Let it cook and stir after a few minutes. Mix up the shrimp so they cook evenly. Shrimp on the bottom will cook faster.

Cook until shrimp are cooked through -approximately 7 minutes with the lid on. The shrimp will lose their translucency and pink/whiten up when cooked.

Red Quinoa
Directions:

1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained, for 1-1/2 cup water.
Heat water and quinoa to a boil.
Simmer until liquid is absorbed.

Serve the shrimp jambalaya over the red quinoa and top with extra red pepper flakes for an extra kick!

I have been watching "Beat Bobby Flay," have you? This dish could totally win! Delicious!
I have been watching Food Network’s ¬†“Beat Bobby Flay,” have you? This dish could totally win! Delicious!

Ciao!

Penn Avenue Fish Company
2208 Penn Ave. in the Strip

http://pennavefishcompany.com/fresh_fish.html