I've heard it said that "The only thing harder than being a wrestler, is being a wrestler's mom." Some days, I think that's true. The countless visits to the ENT to treat his cauliflower ear, the antibacterial wipes and soaps to prevent skin conditions and watching him get twisted into positions during a match that are completely unnatural. Not to mention the nearly impossible challenge of feeding this starving wrestler while he tries to maintain his weight. As any mom of a wrestler knows - it's no easy task.
I've blogged about my fish tacos in the past but this is one of my go-to meals during wrestling season. It can fill up a hungry wrestler without adding too many calories or too much sodium to his diet. I don't add any extra sauce to the fish but we load our tacos up with veggies instead. (avocado, cabbage, salsa, onions) I adapted this recipe from a recipe that Bobby Flay posted on Food Network.com.
1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi
1/4 cup canola oil
1 lime, juiced
1 Tablespoons ancho chili powder
1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
8 whole wheat tortillas
Shredded white cabbage
Thinly sliced red onion
Thinly sliced green onion
Chopped cilantro leaves
Pureed Tomato Salsa
Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with any toppings that you like.
I've got a new homemade salsa recipe to post on the blog soon. It is REALLY good with these fish tacos so be sure and check back on the blog often so you don't miss that recipe.
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