What’s Cooking Wednesday with Maggie Kelley

May 31, 2017 by

 

Here at Entangled, we like to read.

(Bet you would never have guessed that.)

 

So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.

Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!

 

This week a special guest:

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema from Maggie Kelley

(Recipe from MyRecipes.com)

 

 

Who tried it: Author Maggie Kelley

 

Why she likes it: The Smart Cupid series is set mostly in New York City but I’m a California girl at heart. I love to indulge my Cali side with this recipe. Serve these yummy tacos with homemade guacamole, cilantro rice and a nice Sauvignon Blanc like this Montes…as Cupid might say, it’s a perfect match.

 

 

Ingredients:

Crema:

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon grated lime rind

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove, minced

 

Tacos:

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 pounds red snapper fillets (or white fish, which I prefer).

Cooking spray

8 (6-inch) corn tortillas (corn tortillas are essential)

2 cups shredded cabbage



Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. To prepare crema, combine the first 8 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. To prepare tacos, combine cumin and next 5 ingredients (through garlic powder) in a small bowl; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish.
  4. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. Place fish in a bowl; break into pieces with a fork. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage ** and 1 tablespoon crema.

 

**I like to toss the cabbage with a little bit of vinegar or apple vinegar and add garlic salt and pepper.

 

 

With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Maggie currently reading?
David Mamet’s, Writing in Restaurants. I’ve read it before but I’m taking his Master Class this spring so I’m living in Mamet World right now (it’s kind of a scary place ☺). I’ve also got Ruth Ware’s new story, The Lying Game, on pre-order and I’m waiting for Robin Bielman’s Talk British to Me.

 

 

 

Don’t miss Maggie’s Unexpectedly His, on sale for only 99¢!

 

 

A match made in Manhattan…

By-the-book Marianne McBride wants to prove she’s more than a computer geek in a pair of horn-rimmed glasses. But how did she end up hiding in a cake, waiting to sing “Happy Birthday” to Nick Wright, a sexy and arrogant serial-dater? Not exactly part of her plan. Especially when she finds herself kissing the birthday boy, and then running like hell…

Nick falls for no woman. No strings, no commitments, and no relationships. Not even with the sweetly curvaceous bombshell from his birthday. But then he’s hit by a bombshell of his own. He needs to find the perfect faux fiancée, or kiss his key to the executive washroom goodbye. Fortunately, his matchmaker sister has the perfect girl in mind.

Now Nick and Marianne have to pretend they’re in love for six weeks. No dating. No sex.

And definitely no acting on the wickedly-hot chemistry that could ruin everything…

 

 

 

 

 

After ten years of survival, aka working, in Hollywood, this former actress and current author of sexy contemporary romance is living happily-ever-after in Pittsburgh with her longtime sweetie, AKA Husband Number 1, and their two punky kids. When not carpooling to birthday parties or testing her gourmet cooking skills by throwing a frozen pizza into the oven, Maggie daydreams about sneaking off to the Vegas or Napa, or even just the movies. A love of red wine, Italian food, and music round out her list of life’s greatest joys. Oh, and Tuesday night karaoke, totally underrated fun.

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