Blacked Fish Taco Bowls (with Spicy Black Beans)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Cod Fillet (For family of 5 aim for around 1 1/4- 1/2 pounds of fish depending on eating preference.

  • 1 lb Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 Avocado (pit removed and peeled)

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Lime (juiced)

  • 1/2 cup Water

  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder

  • 2 tbsps Cumin (divided between beans, fish and rice)

  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (divided between fish, beans & rice)

  • 2 tsps Paprika (divided between beans, fish & rice)

  • 1 1/2 tsps Sea Salt (divided between fish, beans & rice)

  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 Red Onion (finely diced)

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (finely diced)

  • 2 cans Black Beans (cooked, drained and rinsed)

  • 1 Lime (cut into wedges)

  • 1 cup Brown Rice (if not using cauliflower rice)

  • 1 jalapeño Pepper for beans, chopped with seeds removed (if desired)

  • Optional toppings: clean hot sauce and sliced jalapeño

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Make guacamole by combining avocado, 1/4 cup of red onion, 1 Tbsp of cilantro, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2-1 tsp of salt and 1/2 lime, juiced.

  • Combine 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 Tbsp cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp sea salt and black pepper in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle over both sides of the cod fillets. Add more seasoning based on your preference.

  • In a large skillet add 1 Tbsp avocado oil over medium high heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped red onion and cook for for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the chopped jalapano and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the black beans, 1/2 cup of water and stir to combined. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Using a large skillet add a Tbsp of avocado oil and over medium/medium high heat add the cauliflower rice. Add a little chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and salt, if desired. Cook stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes (time will vary depending on if you're using frozen or fresh cauliflower). Cover and set aside.

  • Using the same skillet, heat over medium high heat and add 1 Tbsp of avocado oil. Add your fish (enough to fill the pan but do not over crowd). Let sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side, flip and let sear for another 3 minutes or until fish is completely cooked through. (Note: Fish is done when it flakes with a fork.) Remove from heat and chop into pieces.

  • Divide cauliflower or brown rice in between bowls and add black beans and fish. Top with desired toppings including onions, cilantro and guacamole. Drizzle a little lime juice over the fish and enjoy!

    NOTES:

  • Time Saving Tips: Cook beans and/or cauliflower rice in advance and reheat before serving.

  • Use a clean hot sauce (without added sugar), chopped jalepanos.