My friends, this was created to cure my Boxing Day food hangover… I won’t lie there was a little bit of a booze hangover too. Christmas Day for me is literately a day of food. We start the day at my parents house with an amazing traditional Scottish breakfast. My family immigrated to Australia in the early 90’s but my parents love of black pudding and haggis is as strong as ever. To be honest though I have to admit that I love it too. Even my little 15-month-old girl Sophie gave haggis a go this year and loved it. Although it must be said that this girl loves any and all food!
Then it is off to lunch with my husbands side of the family, it was my mother in laws turn to host this year. Which is awesome for us since we live 3 streets away. She and my father in law put on an amazing lamb roast. My favorite, however, was the prawns!! So good. During this time we consume plenty of champagne… It is Christmas after all. Then after all that, I hosted a full 4-course dinner for my family at my house. So yeah, when bedtime came around I was rolling into bed with a very satisfied tummy. Boxing day, however, the thought of food wasn’t great. Which is a very unusual thing for me. So come dinner time I decided a fresh, low crab option would go down well. Plus a bit of Mexican chili spice to perk up my post-Christmas blues!
I have been a fan of a low-carb diet now for quite a long time, I credit the low-carb diet for helping me lose all the baby weight from my last pregnancy. Really though, the best part about it is cutting out processed food and of course by doing so cutting out so many nasties including the worst of all… SUGAR! Of course, I enjoy a sweet treat here and there, but cutting out the hidden sugars in processed food is the way to go. There is a lot discussion out there that avoiding refined carbs can lead to a much healthier life – we may explore that in a future post!
So these fish tacos really do suit my food motto of EAT REAL FOOD. So fresh and spicy, they really really hit the spot. Perfect for lunch, a light dinner or entertaining. Make a huge platter of these with a few extra on the side such as guacamole, salsa, chili… Your guests will love them. Plus they couldn’t be quicker or easier.
A simple keto friendly Mexican inspired low carb fish taco
- 250g firm white fish (I used Snapper)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 head cos lettuce
- 1 avocado
- 1 medium red capsicum
- 1/2 small red onion
- 1 small Lebanese cucumber
- 3/4 cup full-fat sour cream
- 1 red chili (optional)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chop fish into bite-sized chunks
- Coat with herbs and spices by mixing in a large bowl
- In a pan heat olive oil and cook fish for 3-4 minutes
- Separate cos lettuce into 6 individual leaves on large serving plate and place cooked fish evenly into leaves
- Finely dice red capsicum, cucumber, and red onion and mix together
- Place mixture into lettuce tacos
- Dice avocado and add to lettuce tacos
- Garnish with sour cream and chili (if desired)
Could also be served with garnishes such as lime, guacamole, jalapenos, and salsa