Surfing, Sushi & Fish Tacos
Years ago we went to Hawaii for our 25th anniversary and had such a fun time, exploring the islands… can’t wait to go back one day !
When we got home I remember thinking, “I can’t believe we didn’t try to surf !” and “I can’t believe we didn’t try fish tacos !”
As far as surfing goes, I was too focused on the fact that I might not be able to do it and I’d end up looking foolish (I don’t know why that mattered… it’s not like I knew anyone there and people weren’t videoing on their phones back then)!
As for the fish tacos, we just couldn’t wrap our minds around fish tacos ~It sounded really weird !
I kicked myself about both of these missed opportunities to branch out. I promised myself I wouldn’t miss out on opportunities like that again.
The very next year I went to California with my daughter as a chaperone for a group of students. I made up my mind that I was going to try to surf ! When we went to the beach several of us tried it. We quickly found out that surfing is harder than it looks (and that the ocean is cold in California) but we had a great time laughing at each other !
I also tried sushi for the first time on this trip and boy, am I glad I did !! I love it so much !!
Later, I finally tried fish tacos and I love them too !!!
Y’all, there are too many times that we miss out on opportunities because we are scared to try. Sometimes, because we don’t think it sounds like a good thing or because we are concerned with how we might look, or even because of what others might think about us.
For me, I’m not going to let the opinions of others hold me back or my own insecurities. I’m determined to try to live my life without regrets.
Life is too short not to take chances~ At least try the sushi and the fish tacos, if not the surfing !
Here’s my easy recipe for fish tacos in case you’re game:
- one filet of flaky fish per person (tilapia, cod, mahi mahi, salmon, etc.)
- mesquite, Cajun or your own spicy rub (chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, etc)
- spicy ranch dressing ( fresh lime juice or a honey/lime dressing, if desired)
- flour tortillas (one per person)
- Season the fish and allow to sit for around 15-30 minutes at room temperature.
2. Heat a cast-iron skillet, sprayed with non stick coating or with a little olive oil, to hot.
3. Blacken fish for a few minutes on each side, chop a little and serve on warm tortillas with dressing. Add slaw on the taco or serve as a side dish. Enjoy !