Martha Stewart Living sucked me into this recipe, which has provoked a vortex of craving that’s making it very difficult to concentrate. It’s actually written by Emeril Lagasse. Bam.
Getting ready for tomorrow’s cooking day/food shoot, I had about 20 recipes laid out across my desk. I’m in manic mode in the kitchen right now. Last night I made two dinners because I couldn’t decide which to do, in hopes that I won’t have to cook again tonight.
But I want to anyway.
I picked four of those 20 recipes to write about in my upcoming Wednesday columns, one more than usual, but the decision was difficult. I had to skip one of my favorites: Grilled-Fish Tacos with Roasted-Chile-and-Avocado Salsa
. It has all the makings of a mid-summer classic, with apologies to major league baseball.
It promises to be plenty spicy, and lacks the fatty breading and mayonnaise dressing that usually accompany fish taco recipes. Plus, it has avocado in the name, which makes it pretty much irresistible. Co-worker and friend Sherry Rieder and I have both been on an avocado kick lately. (I actually blame mine on her. She made two batches of guacamole served in my presence within a week of each other.) We’ve taken to saying “You had me at avocado” and the drooling begins anew.
I don’t see any avocado in the photo, but it’s enough just to know it’s there.