I’ve tasted my fair share of fish tacos. It’s my favorite tropical vacation food. These are the best ever. The thing that puts them on a different level from all others? The absolutely gorgeous and delicious avocado creme. Light with a hint of tequila and lime, it is the perfect base for deliciously seasoned Mahi Mahi. Absolutely glorious.
I love taco seasoning. I use it all the time to make lots of Mexican type dinners. I also find it to be a great way to use up chicken. Toss some seasoning and simmer a bit – perfect for a quicky meal. However I recently started paying attention to the sodium in my food. That stuff is in EVERYTHING. I was devastated when I read the back of my trusty seasoning jug. Gulp. Surely there was a way I could get the yummy taco flavoring without all the added salt.
Hooray! I found one. This seasoning is every bit as delicious and versatile as the store-bought variety, but you control the ingredients. No salt to be found.
Add your spices to an airtight container. I re-used my old (empty…that’s how much I use this stuff) McCormick container.
Shake it up. Looks just like the real thing – huh? Tastes even better!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
from $5 Dinners
- 1 part chili powder
- 1 part ground cumin
- 1 part garlic powder
- 1 part onion powder
- 1/4 – 1/2 part crushed red pepper
- Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.
- Use sparingly. Or liberally!
Mexican food is a big time favorite in my house. We have some variety at least once a week. And it seems that whenever I make tacos, I always have leftovers. Not enough really for another meal though. I hate throwing food away, leftovers especially. I mean, I already made all the stuff right? What a waste! So, I borrowed an idea from “Just Us” using wonton wrappers and my leftover taco stuff to create a quick and easy lunch. Used up all my leftovers, but put a new spin on them so I wasn’t bored with my food. I hate being bored with meals.