Tacquitos Naquito! (Naked Tacos)

The Situation: Shell Shocked

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I LOVE Mexican cuisine!

Especially, a great Taco!

However, the typical Taco shell is “ixnay” on the Sutter Chisel Challenge Fuel Plan. ;o(

I know ya’ll are like….”What the shell!!!!” , but no worries…….

The Fixation: Naked Tacos!!

In all truthfulness, a taco shell (soft or hard) is strictly a “Vehicular Tool” that transports Taco Essence to your tastebuds. No?!

Well, when your carbohydrates are limited you just gotta cut to the chase and go straight to enjoyin’ the essence!

Thus….Naked Tacos!

Here’s some “Essence Essentials” that’ll make you want to shed your shell!

Naked Fish Tacos

(or Chicken, or Ground Turkey, or Ground Beef….Pick Yo Protein!)

The example pictured to the right is the makin’s of a Naked Tuna Taco

I make my Spicy Tuna (see past posts for recipe) and whip up a cool crispy Cole Slaw to make it all come togetha!

Mix it up by adding Seasoned Tilapia / Salmon /other Fish or Spicy Ground Turkey, or Ground Beef or Chicken!

(See earlier posts on Quesadilla for the spices used on the Ground Turkey / Beef)

The Cole Slaw Composition:

Purple Cabbage

Yellow, Red, & Orange  Mini Bell Peppers

Jicama (hick-a-ma) (a crunchy root veggie)

Tomatillos (Nature’s Spicy Sweet-Tart)

Hearts Of Palm

Celery Seed

Of course you can add other veggies you like and then dress it with Red or White Wine Vinegar (no sodium of course!)

TomaTi -WHAT????

Never heard of a “Tomatillo” (TO- MA-Ti-Yo)? How ’bout Salsa Verde??

Well tomatillos are the key ingredient in Salsa Verde (the green salsa).

And they truly are “Nature’s Spicy Sweet-Tart”! A lil sweet mixed with a lil heat!! ;o) (They even come in their own little wrapper ;0) )

They add a nice crunch factor  – as does the Jicama.

However, Jicama in and of itself is not all that flavorful, but the crunch factor and added nutrients / fiber make it worth adding.

(I’ll get a picture added of the Jicama in the near future….)

Next time you’re in the Produce Section of your Super Market, broaden your horizons Mi Amigos & Amigas!!

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