Cooking Our Way “Home”

When we first moved into our new apartment in Kansas City, the space didn’t feel like “ours.”  Our things weren’t all unpacked and organized.  It didn’t have our little family’s smell.  The noises in the building were unfamiliar, and our dogs were barking at the door for the first time since we owned them.  The space didn’t feel like ours until we cooked our first meal in our new kitchen.

Then it started to feel a little more homey.  And each time we make a meal in that kitchen, our apartment and this city feels a bit more like our home.  This week, we tried to bring a little of our old home in Austin to our new home in Kansas City by making fish tacos.  Accompanied with a bottle of Corona with a lime, and the Kansas Jayhawks b-ball game on TV…and yeah, we were home 🙂

Blackened Fish Tacos (modified from Gluten Free Blondie)

1 tb paprika
1 tb brown sugar
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp cumin
.5 tsp cayenne (red pepper)
Three 6 to 7 ounce tilapia filets
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pat the tilapia filets dry on both sides with paper towels. Liberally sprinkle on the blackening spice mix. Pat it into the fish with your hands. Flip the filets over, and repeat so that both sides are well coated with the spice mix.
Heat a large skillets over medium-high heat. Coat with the olive oil. Place 2 filets in each pan. Cook for 3 minutes, then carefully flip. Cook for 2 minutes on the second side, until fish is cooked through and easily flakes apart. Transfer to a serving dish.
Serve in a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato, and avocado.  Top with a squeeze of lime.  Voila!

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