In honor of Easter, here’s some tilapia fish tacos

It’s weird how the definition of vegetarianism seems to shift depending on which group you’re talking about. If you’re Buddhist, you might consider garlic and onions to be non-vegetarian. If you’re Catholic, “meatless friday” during Lent means eating fish. Or Capybara (a.k.a. an R.O.U.S.), which was declared to be a fish by the Catholic church back in the 16th century. Incidentally, the only reason I’m mentioning all of this is to somehow magically tie together Easter and fish tacos.

Yay, fish tacos!

tilapia

I pan-fried some tilapia in olive oil plus some seasonings, including peppercorns and oregano. Peppercorns are so magical. It’s like, for the longest time I ate regular pepper, and then I discovered the joy of eating pepper in corn form. Or rather, in crushed up corn form, crushed by my own hand and a magical twisty dispenser! Incidentally, my dispenser totally lies. The package tells me to discard after use, but I can totally twist the lid off and add more peppercorns to it. Buying more peppercorns is certainly cheaper then buying another dispenser, and it has the bonus effect of making Captain Planet happy!

simmering peppers

I also simmered up some peppers and onions in a pan, along with…seasonings. I would like to apologize for the fact that I don’t remember *what* seasonings. I can, however, pretty much guarantee that there were more peppercorns involved, along with oil of some sort. The fishies certainly approve.

fish taco tube

So, the fish plus peppers were gloriously placed inside a tortilla along with rice, cilantro, and scallions, and then promptly stuffed in my mouth. Hmm, considering there are peppers involved, would this make it a fish fajita? Then again, if I had folded the ends in when wrapping this, would it be a fish burrito? Or, since I have to wonder what to call it in the first place, would I be better off calling it a “fish wrap” and leaving it at that? All tough questions to answer. It’s this same line of logic that makes me wonder how anything with a bunch of ingredients is named. Like, why isn’t a patty melt just called a hamburger sandwich? And why are salads and casseroles so often named after their meat? Like, if I made a tuna casserole, but I left the tuna out, what would it be called then? And if I made spaghetti, but used rotini instead, do I call it rotini? Or just “spaghetti made with rotini?”. The food world is a confusing place for people such as me sometimes!

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