Hubby picked up 2 boxes of 44 count Van de Kamp’s 100% Whole Fillet Crunchy Fish Sticks (Click link for a review of the product) this week for $6.00 total. The boys told him that I was craving Fish Tacos. I haven’t had a good Fish Taco since we left Central Oregon (Longboard Louie’s and Bend Fish Company – How I miss you!!!)
The trouble with ordering a fish taco – is that you are running a gambling risk. Will you go to Taco Del Mar and get old re-heated spongy fish sticks? Will the restaurant try to “tweek” the recipe? I had Fish tacos this week at the Izzy’s in Newport, Oregon and I really couldn’t make it through half of it. Re-heated nasty fish flakes on a horrid bed of condiments. Sigh. And the cost? You’re lucky if you find one for under $2.50. And I want 10 of them . . . .
Back to Hubby’s Find – an idea that I’m sure I read about on one of my morning blog strolls – Fish Tacos!
Prepare a good Fish Taco Sauce (see below for a simple one) Shred some Cabbage, chop some tomato and onion – warm a corn tortilla – add a couple of crispy 100% whole fillet fish sticks – and Whal-ah!
Quiet Teenagers with their mouths full! WOOT!
A kid going back for seconds on a great meal – knowing that 44 of these babies only cost $3.00 – and you need 2 per taco (or apparently 4 or 1 if you are a teen boy) – That’s 22 tacos. Woot! And we ate them all.
You can do a web search on Fish Taco Sauce – but most people have these ingredients:
White Sauce from the Food Network, Fisherman’s Market and Grill:
How are you saving money on the food budget this week?
This article was submitted for At The Christian Home Issue 3