Guest Post: Mel’s Meals

Mel’s Meals: Fish Tacos

I’m super excited to bring you a new feature, Mel’s Meals!  Ok, I might have to work out the title, but for today, that’s what we are going with.  Now, here’s Mel!*

Hi all! I’m Mel. I’m so pumped to be here at Minnehappiness with you all today! Some of you might already know this but Nicole is my {slightly} older cousin, so I’ve had the honor of knowing her my whole life. Even though she lives in Minnehappiness and I live elsewhere in the Midwest, blogging is something we both enjoy so I was incredibly honored when she asked me to do a guest post for you all.

Here’s a little about me: I love food. I love to eat. I write a cooking blog called H&M Kitchen where my hubs and I share our favorite recipes. One of our recent recipe finds are these super simple fish tacos. If you’re like me and really only like your fish when it tastes kind of like chicken but you heart tacos, these are for you!  These only take a few minutes to whip together and they’re awesomely flavorful. Plus they’re a lot healthier for you than a fried version of fish tacos. Here’s our recipe –

Fish Tacos


For fish –

4 fillets white fish {we usually use white ruffy or tilapia}

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice {2-3 lemons}

3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt & pepper, to taste

1 can green chilies

For sauce –

1/2 cup salsa

1/2 cup sour cream

For tacos –

4-6 large tortilla shells

1 1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1 tomato, diced

Fresh cilantro, to taste


Cut each fish fillet lengthwise into 4-6 strips. Place the fish into a shallow baking dish and pour lemon juice and garlic over top. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge. While fish is marinating prepare the sauce by mixing the salsa and sour cream together, mix until smooth. Set aside. Now prepare the vegetables. Next heat a skillet on the stove to medium heat. Pour the fish and lemon juice mixture into the heated skillet. Add the green chilies. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let simmer in lemon juice mixture for about 5 minutes each side. Remove from heat and drain excess lemon juice mixture off the fish, leaving a small amount for moisture and flavor. Flake the fish with a fork. Assemble into a taco by placing fish on a tortilla shell, topping with some cabbage, tomato, fresh cilantro and a drizzle of sauce.


*I hope you guys enjoy Mel’s delicious recipe.  So fresh and delicious, you cannot go wrong.  A special thanks to my cuzzzz for providing us with awesome eats and beautiful photography.

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