Since we're getting into the new year and starting to focus on healthy eating, I put out a request for some good-for-you recipes that are also delicious. I don't know what your New Years resolutions are, but one of mine is to fit back into my skinny jeans by February!
Miami-based TV host Maggie Jiménez has come to the rescue. She's the co-host of "Delicioso" (Delicious), Univision's Spanish-language cooking and lifestyle show, and has shared with us a recipe to help us get back on track with an easy-to-make low-calorie recipe that would be perfect for an appetizer or light dinner.
She's no stranger to wholesome foods; you might recognize her from the 2010 Got Milk campaign in which she appeared with her two children.
"Early on, I learned that cooking wasn't to be thought of as a chore," Maggie says. "I enjoy creating simple yet creative recipes that make the most of my time in the kitchen."
I couldn't agree more.
Try her fish taco recipe below and watch her on Univision every Saturday at 12 p.m./11 a.m. CT where she presents segments on cooking, menu planning, shopping and nutrition.
Fish Tacos al Pastor
3 dolphin fish (mahi-mahi) filets
3 dried guajillo peppers
1 Tbs. achiote (annatto)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 pineapple slices
2 to 3 Tbs. water
1 Tbs. olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tbs. fresh cilantro
1 Tbs. white onion
6 corn tortillas
Salt and pepper the fillets to taste.
Then place the guajillo peppers in warm water until the skin is soft, approximately 15 minutes. Remove the seeds.
In a food processor, make a paste of the guajillo peppers, the achiote, the garlic and 2 to 3 Tbs. of water.
Then spread the fish filets with the paste.
In a frying pan, add 1 Tbs. olive oil and fry the fish. (2 to 4 minutes per side).
Then finely chop the onion, pineapple and cilantro, and place them in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and salt, and stir.
Warm the tortillas and place a fish filet and some pineapple sauce on each one to serve.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 8 min.
Ready in: 28 min.