Snorkeling with sharks and tilapia tacos

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We're going on vacation in 18 days. It's going to be 7 fabulous days of fun in the sun in the Western Caribbean. If you've been following me for a while you probably know that while I try to live frugally throughout the rest of the year, I really tighten the reigns before vacations and try to save as much as possible.

One thing I love to do is go through my pantry and freezer and plan meals based only what I have on hand. It's pretty easy at first but gets a little tougher as the time goes by. On tonight's menu: tilapia tacos with cantaloupe salsa. Normally I'd have used mango or some tropical fruit, but I have to say the cantaloupe was delicious. Here's the recipe:

Cantaloupe Salsa:

1 small onion (about 5 tbs diced)
1/2 large tomato
1 jalapeño, seeded
1 cup of cantaloupe
2-3 tbs lime juice (I used the stuff in the squeeze bottle- shameful, I know)
Salt & pepper

Finely dice all of the veggies and cantaloupe. Add lime juice, salt, and pepper, marinate in the fridge until ready to use.

I saw Paula Deen say the other day that she loves salt and pepper on melon. I can totally see why. Seriously try this salsa- the combo of sweet and spicy was amazing.

I simply sautéed the tilapia with lemon pepper and blackened seasoning, and served everything with tortillas, black beans and a little sour cream. Enjoy!

I'm going to try to post the new things I come up with every night. It will help me keep from obsessing about my vacation. And about snorkeling with sharks. :)

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