24 February 2012

Impromptu Fish Taco with Sriracha Ranch

Today.  Today, I tried to sneak a day off from blogging.  It was dark, stormy and I had a smokin' hot date with my DVR.  Half-way through catching up on the Office, I started daydreaming about fish tacos.  So intensely, in fact, that I straight up hit pause and walked away from one of the funniest episodes I had seen in a while.  I proceeded to dive face first into the fridge, plotting a way to whip one up without running out to the store.


Let's just call this delicious intervention.  I didn't quite have the conventional fish taco lineup, but ohmygoooosh.... I didn't need it!  This is exactly what I was craving.  Peppery arugula, flaky lemony flounder, salty feta cheese and a creamy, zesty sauce.

Impromptu Fish Taco w/ Sriracha Ranch

To serve a pair or the whole family, simply up the ingredients.  
No crazy measurements needed <3
What's in it?
1 fish filet [I had an archer farms lemon chive flounder filet on hand - So good!]
1 corn tortilla
a handful of arugula
a sprinkle of feta
sriracha ranch vinaigrette 

Sriracha Ranch
mix your favorite ranch dressing with little bit of white vinegar and a nice kick of sriracha

Get Cooking!
I wanted the fish extra-crispy so I baked it for about 20 minutes at 400F in my toaster oven, right on the rack!  Fifteen minutes in, I sprayed a corn tortilla with oil and popped it on the rack next to the fish so it could get nice and crispy.  When the timer goes off you're good to go!  Top the tortilla with arugula, then the fish, drizzle with your dressing and crumble a little feta on top and... wait for it... wait for it... [seriously if you don't wait a few minutes you will burn the roof of your mouth like a mofo] ... Ok dig in! <3

So... How was it?
Freaking amazing.  It was a pairing made in heaven.  I think I'll forever and ever be making my fish tacos with arugula for now on. and that dressing.  They were made for each other =)  If you have fish lurking in your freezer that needs a little TLC - whip this up!


and with that, It's time for me to dive into a book and hibernate for a bit ;)
Have you read anything fabulous lately?  Spill it!  I need all the suggestions I can get!

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48 comments:

  1. it does look freaking amazing!! :) happy friday girlfriend! xo

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  2. happy friday hotstuff! I need to post the frickle recipe for you soon!!!! <3  Hope you have a rockin' weekend!

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  3. TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeighFriday, February 24, 2012

    Oh yeah...I'm so making that.  YUM!

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  4. A friend insisted I read The Hunger Games (funny that I write that on a foodie blog) I was on the fence (though I will admit I like young adult novels- there is less responsibility and more free-wheelin' magic) and wouldn't you know, I.COULD.NOT.PUT.IT.DOWN!

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  5. I devoured then all in three days flat ;) so so addictive!

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

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  6. Sriracha burns the heck out of my mouth, but I love the flavor so I can only imagine how wonderful it was with that fish. Your impromptu dinner is fantastic.  I'm in the middle of reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series for the second time. Love it just as much as the first. Of course, most of it is based within 30 miles of where I live, so that's fun.

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  7. This sounds super yummy! I tagged you in an 11 Random Things post. I hope you'll check it out. It's kind of fun! http://www.nestcandy.com/2012/02/11-random-things-tag.html

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  8. interesting!! looks delish! pinned it, thanks for sharing :)

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  9. um hello! thank you for being impromptu! haha. delish.

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  10. um hello! thank you for being my almond joy =) love you darlinggg!

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  11. Sloane @ My Life in FloridaFriday, February 24, 2012

    I recently read Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain and Souvenir by Therese Fowler. I enjoyed both of them. I like Anthony Bourdain! 

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  12. I like his personality whenever he's on a show or interview! Are his books funny/witty like he comes off as on TV?

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  13. Sloane @ My Life in FloridaFriday, February 24, 2012

    Yes. He writes just like he talks on the shows. I think I liked reading it more because I could hear his voice as I was reading. If you read the book you will know what I mean.  

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  14. Thanks Sloane! Im gonna check em out! :) xooo

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate(tm) on AT&T

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  15. When inspiration strikes...you've GOT to follow!

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  16. I have been on a nonstop taco/lettuce wrap kick for months now. That's the biggest fish to tortilla ratio I have ever seen, haha. Awesome. YUM. 

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  17. I like more bang for my buck =) bahaha or for my belly I should say! <3 mmm I haven't had a lettuce wrap since summer! I will probably dream of them tonight ;) Have a great weekend chickadee!

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  18. that looks AMAZING!!! can't wait to try it. 

    and everything you make looks incredible! so so glad I found your blog! stopping by from the blog hop and happy to be a new follower :) 

    Megan 
    megancamille.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! I adore fish tacos! When you get them just right they are absolute heaven!

    I'm excited to be your newest follower! So thrilled I found you through the grow your blog hop!

    I just finished this book and it is one of the most well written and inspirational books I've ever read! http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/roller-skating-with-rickets/18866564

    Happy Weekend to you!
    xo.

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  20. how cool! This looks amazing :)

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  21. Looks great!  I'm going to keep an eye out for those filets.

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  22. mmm i LOVE me some fish tacos!  i love how simple this recipe is too!

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  23. Wow, this looks awesome. I don't make fish nearly enough—thanks for the inspiration :)

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  24. This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  25. Looks delicious!!  I'm in the middle of Room and am really enjoying it!  It's written from the perspective of a 5 year old, making it a really interesting read!  

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  26. ooh! You're the second person to suggest that one to me! Obviously I have to read it now =)

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  27. Mmm, I want some arugula now!!! Your photography is so splendid too!!

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  28. This is soooo easy!!  Love easy recipes.

    I am reading Being Kendra and it is pretty good. 

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  29. Yay thanks Robyn!!! I have deployment brain so I'm alternating between easy and marathon recipe distractions =) I'll look up the book! xo

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  30. I love fish and I love tacos... but I've never actually had fish tacos before! This post is making me want to change that pronto. :D

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  31. My mouth is literally watering. I never thought about mixing sriracha and ranch; that's a great idea.

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  32. I love the genius idea of mixing sriracha with ranch. I recently bought Hidden Valley's Spicy Ranch salad dressing. It's ok but I don't really like their ranch. I do like making it with their powder packets though! I'll have to mix in some sriracha next time!

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  33. I have been seeing fish tacos everywhere atm. I think the world is hinting to me that I need to make some! Also I made your wonton quiche cups and they are amazing!
    http://www.hungrydelights.com/

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  34. Funny how those cravings hit. Nice job satisfying it!

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  35. Kitchen confidential was great, but you may find out information you never wanted to know about the restaurant industry....!
    And these tacos have me missing cali where i grew up-ive been fish free for years but use firm tofu with a seaweed seasoning, breaded and baked, shredded cabbage and a pile of salsa fresca, guacamole and tons of cilantro- now im trying your version!

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  36. Wow, these look great! Love the sriracha ranch :)

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  37. Thanks for the book suggestion! <3 Your fish tacos sound diviiiiiine! I'd die to go to cali and taste all the amazing food that comes out of that place! It's on my dream-list =)

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  38. Ohmygosh girl! If you like seafood you'll love them!!! <3

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  39. Thanks Jess! Hope you had a rockin' weekend!

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  40. Thanks Tahnie! Off to check out your book suggestion!!! =)

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  41. Those look amazing! I'm in love with fish tacos and sriracha ranch sounds delish!

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  42. What a great, easy recipe! And the photo looks beautiful. Definitely grabbing it for Pinterest! Viva la Sriracha!

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  43. This looks great, but it needs more Sriracha!  I sort of miss the contrast of the red against the other colors.  Plus, I love spicy food.

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