The week is almost through and we’re zipping our way into the upcoming holiday weekend! Oh yeah! Any extra time with my hubby and daughter is reason to celebrate in my book, so I’m excited for the days ahead.
Thinking about more family time, I often think about dinner. The goals are to spend less time cooking and maximize the time we eat together at the table. All while still eating healthy and delicious foods. Since having Isla, it is often stressful to prep dinner. Why is dinner (and the lead up to it) during the dreaded witching hour? I swear, one hour (if not managed properly, or let’s face it, no matter what) can exhaust me more than four. Enough exhausting evenings means I’m now the queen of quick and easy meals that don’t require too much time to prepare. Plus, they’re still extra tasty. All in the name of avoiding meltdowns.
Today’s recipe has quickly become a favorite in our house. Last summer, our local Costco had a super sale on some wild pollock burgers. I scooped them up, unsure what I was really going to do with them. I knew we could at least use them as a quick protein with some tasty veggies on the side, but lately we’ve been turning these burgers into the most delicious fish tacos. With baby number two on the way, I love that everyone will eat these tacos. That they’re good for us. And that they’re so easy. Win, win, win!
You can either grill, bake, or pan fry the burgers. And just a sprinkle of chili powder and cumin, combined with all the fixins, makes a tasty meal. We chose to eat these with Mexican street corn the other evening. Corn has been incredible around here lately. It was the perfect side to these simple and delicious tacos. Read on for details.
Pollock Burger Fish Tacos
- 4 frozen wild Alaskan pollock burgers (we bought these from Costco)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 4-6 flour or corn tortillas (whichever you prefer)
Garnishes (pick whatever you’d like):
- sour cream OR greek yogurt
- shredded lettuce
- chopped tomato
- sliced radishes
- chopped jalapeno
- Sprinkle the frozen burgers with the cumin and chili powder.
- GRILL OR BARBECUE: Preheat to medium heat (350°F). Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. CONVENTIONAL OVEN: Preheat to 400°F. Place frozen burger(s) on lightly greased baking sheet, cook for 9 to 10 minutes on each side. PAN-FRY: In lightly oiled pan, cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes each side.
- While the burgers are cooking, slice all of your garnishes* and heat the tortillas.
- Remove burgers from heat and slice.
- Combine all ingredients to make your favorite tacos. Feel free to also omit the tortillas and enjoy this as a taco salad.