A perfect healthy–and pretty!–meal for any day of the week, this Flaky Fiesta Fish will have your family in party mode at dinner in no time!
It’s Fall, right? The weather is cool, the days are shorter, and the evening dinners are warm and comforting. The meals fill you up, nourishing your body and soul, and making you crave the next day filled with crisp air and warm food.
Unless you’re in South Texas.
Fall has kind of come to South Texas, but only sporadically and only enough to make me wish I were further north so that I don’t break out in a sweat from the humidity when I step outside. Personally, when I walk out my door right now, I say to myself “November, my (insert expletive here)!” I’m thrilled about it, can’t you tell?
Adding insult to injury is that I just got to spend a glorious weekend in Chicago at a fabulous food blogging conference (yes, they actually have such a thing, and it was awesome!), and every chance I got I would go stand outside and just breathe in the Fall air. The great folks I met thought I was kooky for exclaiming my joy about the weather every time we left the hotel. To know me is to love me (the very, very quirky me), I’m pretty sure.
So coming home this week has been a little tough on this Fall-obsessed gal. I crave the bright colors, and deep flavors indicative of what I know as Fall. I figured if I couldn’t have it in my weather, I could have it in my food! And so I give you Flaky Fiesta Fish.
I admit that this weekend was a whirlwind. So much to learn, and so much to EAT! As a result, when I got home I was BEAT. Luckily, I had some great ingredients on hand that let me eat healthy, and still feel like I was getting that burst of beautiful Fall colors on my plate. Win/win, no?
Like SO many of my other recipes, this one is highly adaptable. If you don’t have fresh corn handy, no problem! You can reach for a bag of frozen corn just as easily. Not a fan of edamame? Use frozen peas instead. Don’t have bagged and frozen squares of Summer Pesto in the freezer? Bottled is fine (but of course, you need to get on this immediately and try at least one of these great pestos!).
As I enjoyed this Flaky Fiesta Fish, I could squint, turn my head to the side, and pretend that I was actually enjoying Fall all over again! Fiesta, indeed!