Talapia with Carribean Salsa

I just wanted to spice up my fish. Because fish can get boring after a while. So being as my frugal self, I usually work with what I already have…

 

That would be the leftover crushed pineapple from making the Mini Carrot Oat Muffins. I thought I’d start there. I used to make a fresh pineapple mango salsa to go on top of grilled fish – no mango today but no worries.

Throw in a little chopped onion, half of a chopped fresh jalapeno. I am removing the seeds this time also, though normally I would leave some in, and I will tell you why momentarily.

I added some chopped green bell pepper and just a few pieces of chopped tomato (this, by the way, I robbed from the leftover salad from dinner the night before).

Little garlic powder and some fresh ground coriander. Fresh ground coriander smells so wonderful. It has this bright lemony cilantro flavor (it is the seeds from the cilantro plant). I grind my spices and flax seed in a coffee grinder that I no longer use for coffee.

Then I added a spoon of this! The reason I removed the seeds from the jalapeno.

This is what we at our house affectionately refer to as Crack Sauce (Jay coined the term). It is called Crack Sauce because for me it is like crack. I only tried it once and I was hooked! In a bad way. It originated from a little taco shop outside of Redding where we stopped for lunch one day. One taste of this stuff and there was no going back for me. I thought about it for days after. I would salivate when I even started to think about it. I was obsessed.

“I must have more.” was all I could say.

On our next trip down to Redding, I made Jay stop so I could try to purchase some Crack Sauce to take home. SCORE! They sold me a 16 once cup for $2.50! So I bought two. But I had to return later in the day to pick it up due to the fact that they did not have enough on hand already made to fill my demand. Upon returning to pick up my SAUCE, I found the evening shift to be two just out of high school (if that) guys who had no qualms about disclosing the recipe to me with a little persuasion. I have yet to make my own batch as I am still eating from the scored supply out of the taco shop. AND…we have discovered that it grows increasingly hotter the longer it sets in the fridge. Let this be a warning to all of you who think that you can handle the Crack Sauce. This is not kid stuff here but it is soooo yummy! As my Big Pa would have said, “I like it too much!” Last time we were at the taco shop, between Jay and I, we downed the better half of a ketchup squeeze bottle full despite the cautionary warning from the two big strapping cowboys who obviously did not know who they were talking to. 

Back to the salsa…

In goes a spoonful of Crack Sauce. Stir and let sit on counter to rest. Occasionally eating it with the spoon as you cook the rest of dinner.

Then viola!

Top the cooked fish.

I am going to give this salsa 4 stars

Stay tuned. Upcoming – experimental oven baked sweet potato chips. Hmmmmm…..

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4 Comments

  1. aunt krazy said,

    January 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    I think this is your best yet. Although I liked the carrot pineapple pucks, too!

  2. Dad said,

    January 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Sounds like something that’s right down my alley. Please send the recipe for “Crack Sauce”. Lov Ya, Dad

  3. GRANNY said,

    January 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    WELL, I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD LIKE IT, BUT IT IS VERY INTERESTING. WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO EVER EAT FRIED FISH ANY MORE, SO I MAY GET REALLY, REALLY BRAVE, AND TRY IT. BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU TRIED THE RECIPE FOR VERA CRUZ SNAPPER? IT WOULD WORK FOR ANY FIRM FISH, AND THAT’S THE ONLY KIND THAT’S ANY GOOD ANY WAY. MY HEART DR. GAVE IT TO ME. GOOD STUFF!!

  4. Vic said,

    February 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Pretty and interesting and might get me to eat more fish as I am not so inclined since “fried” became a dirty word in my world, as well.


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