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CHAOTIC FISH TACOS

You know when you find yourself cooking the same 10 things over and over? I am there. So there… So I have been looking for new recipes, but they need to be family friendly, not too complicated, healthy and nutritious. Not too much to ask, right?

We are great fans of Mexican food in my house and we love fish so I thought Fish Tacos would a safe enough bet.
OCB - Fish Tacos Feast
The great thing about this recipe is that you can leave everything prepared and fry the fish at the last minute. Super handy!

FISH TACOS (Serves 4)
400 gr of white fish – I used haddock
1.5 tspn cayenne
1.5 tspn paprika
1.5 tspn ground cumin
1.5 tspn ground coriander
salt and pepper
flour
2 eggs
lime
coriander
OrganisingChaosBlog - Fish Tacos
Cut the fish into small bits and pieces and season it with salt, pepper, the rest of spices, the zest and the juice of half a lime.
Coat the fish with the flour, dip it into the egg and fry it in a pan with very hot oil. It will only take a couple of minutes. Take it out onto a plate with some kitchen paper. Squeeze half of the juice of the lemon onto the fish and sprinkle some coriander.

BLACK BEAN RICE
400 gr tinned of black beans
500 gr of cooked rice
2 garlic cloves
olive oil
Add some olive oil to a pan and add the drained and rinsed black beans over medium heat. Let them cook for about 5 minutes and add the crushed garlic cloves, cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add the rice and cook it for further 7 minutes until the rice is warmed through. I live serving it with some spicy tomato sauce or with some spicy jalapenos.
OCB - Fried rice with beans
You could make a lovely salad with cabbage and onion or just add your favorite fresh vegetables.
My original plan was to serve it with soft tortilla wraps but my Chaotic (and foodie) Monkey convinced me to get the “crunchy ones”, so we had them in the taco shells.
Some garnishes for fish tacos
This one has definitely made it to our menu, it will become a regular…
OCB - Fish Tacos Feast for the family
Have you got any suggestions? Something new and fresh?
Chaotic Itzi


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CHICKEN AND PRAWN FRIED RICE (NoFoodWaste Challenge)

I am no good with volume when cooking pasta or rice. I am getting better though. I have been cooking large amounts of rice for so long and freezing the rest that I have actually come up with a couple of recipes for this left over rice.
Fried Rice for #NoFoodWaste Challenge - OrganisingChaosBlog
Frozen rice is ideal for making any kind of fried rice dish as the lack of moist allows us to throw it straight into the wok and it won’t stick to the pan.

As part of my NoFoodWaste challenge, every week before I go shopping, I check my fridge and freezer to see what there is left and what meals I can make with what I have. I am actually enjoying this process as it forces me to get out of my normal thinking, of my go-to recipes and be creative. This recipe was born out of wanting to finish everything in the fridge and trying to make it work and taste nice.

CHICKEN AND PRAWN FRIED RICE (serves 2)
2 mugfuls of cooked basmati rice
1 chicken breast
100 gr of prawns
2 eggs
2 cloves of garlic
1 thumb piece of ginger
1 chilli
2 cups of mixed vegetables such of onions, peppers, broccoli, carrots, cabbage… whatever you have around will be perfect
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark sesame oil
juice of 1 lime
Recipe for Delicious Fried Rice - OrganisingChaosBlog
1. Heat a wok or large frying pan till very hot. Add a little oil to the pan and fry the chicken until cooked.
2. Once the chicken has been cooked, pour the beaten egg into the pan and scramble. Set the egg and the chicken aside.
3. Add a little bit more oil to the pan and add the grated garlic, ginger and chilli on a low heat (I usually keep some chillies in the freezer to have handy and once frozen they super easy to grate). Allow them to cook for few minutes without burning and then turn up the heat and add all the vegetables together with the prawns.
4. Once the prawns have become pink, add the rice and mix through until it gets warm.
5. Add the chicken, the egg, the soy sauce and the oil to the pan and mix well.
6. Serve in a bowl and squeeze some lemon juice on it. Enjoy it!!!
Delicious Fried Rice no Food Waste Recipe - OrganisingChaosBlog
You can add anything you want to this recipe and it would work its wonders. I feel a great sense of achievement to be able to make use of all the food I have bought and not having to throw anything out. It is great for my pocket, for my health and for the environment. Love it.
Fried Rice Recipe - OrganisingChaosBlog
Are you willing to give it a go?
Chaotic Itzi