Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I love my simple blackening seasoning. I put it on chicken, pork chops, shrimp, and fish. So, it is pretty much guaranteed that we eat something blackened at least once a week.
Last night was just another one of those nights. I had an avocado that was perfectly ripened and I thawed out some tilapia. That only means one thing in this house—tacos!!! I dusted the tilapia in my blackening seasoning to have a new twist on the go-to fish tacos.
While eating our blackened tilapia tacos, my husband and I discovered that we have officially lost it. Seriously. We have become crazy dog people.
Our entire dinner conversation was about what our dog, Weezer, does while we are out of the house.
Maybe you might say we have run out of stuff to talk about. I don’t think that is true. If you came home to find every single one of your dog’s toys out of his toy basket and scattered about the floor, your couch pillows on the floor, and your dog hiding in the bedroom, you might want to spend a good hour discussing what the heck happened.
What might be sadder is we weren’t even mad! It looked like Weezer had a rip-roaring rager in our living room as any twenty-something child would while their parents are gone. All we could do was laugh at the thought of him with his normally curled tail sadly flattened out surveying the damage as if he had no idea what had happened earlier.
It wasn’t until a few hours later and much discussion about rigging up a web cam to see what he really does in the house alone all day that we finally commented to each other about how good the tacos were. I don’t think that means they weren’t that good, I just think that means, as I said before, we have officially lost it!
Ingredients (Serves 2-4)
½ Teaspoon Paprika
¼ Teaspoon Salt
¼ Teaspoon Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Onion Powder
¼ Teaspoon Cumin
3 Tilapia Filets
1 ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 Whole Wheat Tacos
Combine the dry seasonings in a small mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Lightly dust each side of the tilapia filets with the seasoning blend.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the tilapia to the pan and cook the tilapia for five minutes on each side.
Warm the tortillas. Smash a little bit of avocado on each tortilla. Place a half of a tilapia filet on to each taco. Break the filet apart a little bit. Serve with a little bit of fresh pico de gallo or salsa and some jalapeno slices.