Phil A. O'Fish

I want to start by saying that you are more than welcome to use chicken for this recipe. I realize that there are many people out there, most of which are in my Google circle of friends (I still don't get Google +) do not like fish. I don't understand this blanket of a statement. I mean, there are so many types of fish out there. I really can't see how you can dislike all fish. Wouldn't you say that's a little racist? Animalist? Fishist? Do I have to even say it? There are many fish in the sea. And in the ocean for that matter. So, in conclusion, I ask that if you are a fish hater, give another type of fish a chance before you go around hatin' on all fish. And that was your PSA on Fish lovin'.

Ok, ok, I keed. I understand a hate for a particular food... remember all the foods I can't stand? ::shivers:: If someone tried to feed me something on my list, I'd SOOOOO unfriend them off of my Facebook.

Week #20
Tortilla Chip-Crusted Fish with Creamy Salsa & Cilantro
adapted from Bride and Groom First and Forever Cookbook. Awwww.

2 white fish fillets (Halibut, Tilapia, or any other white fish)
1/2 Tbs ground cumin
2 Tbs melted unsalted butter
1 Tbs fresh lime juice (I put  loads more. I love my citrus!)
2 handfuls of tortilla chips (hint of lime flavor FTW!)
3/4 cup medium salsa
3 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs fresh chopped cilantro

Remember when my hubby brought home a freggin' XL satchel full of fish? I had the pleasure of gouging my fingers trying to fillet them all. I just had to point that out again. Point is, I have no idea what these fish are called. I don't know if they're halibut or some exotic fish that we just poisoned ourselves with.
Dear Phil,
I am so very sorry for doing what I did to you. You are such an honorable creature that put its life on the line for my selfish food dreams. I hope you can forgive me one day.
Love, Me

After hours upon hours of poking and snipping plus 5 band-aids later, I finally "filleted" it.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for 10 more minutes.
In the meanwhile,

Top with the salsa mixture and cilantro, and put those fillets atop some yummy cilantro rice. This really was a great and refreshing dish! And for all you fish haters out there...give it a try. If you don't like it, give it to me, no questions asked. I'll take care of it...and take care of you, friend.

  • Fish lover or hater?
  • Cilantro lover or hater?


  1. Fish hater. And not sufficiently traumatized by your pictures ;)

    I've only been eating meat 2-3 times a week lately and it's so much cheaper and I'm having fun discovering new recipes. I've never been a big red meat eater, so it hasn't been hard.

    Love, love, love cilantro!

  2. Sorry but I am also a fish hater :/ well I eat tuna if that counts. But that is chicken right?!?! I joke! I have been trying new fish though. Between Jonathan and your mom they have me trying new things all the time!

    You know how I feel about Cilantro though! The more the better!!!!

    P.S. Where have you been? I feel like I haven't seen you in forever!

  3. This looks really good! I actually am not a huge fish fan, I prefer chicken :) And I like cilantro in small amounts. But I love salsa! :)

  4. i can't wait to try this. i love fish and cilantro!

  5. hahah this was funny. and so cute. when i caught my own shrimp (yes omg) i had to rip their heads off. that was awful.

  6. Fish lover, cilantro hater!! :) I don't think there's any type of fish I don't enjoy - they're all so different in texture and flavor. I think rainbow trout is my all time favorite though... mmm.... :)


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