Los Angeles Tuesday June 2nd
Kristi has recently (in GA) discovered fish tacos. Last night we saw a taco stand advertising fish tacos and decided that if one were going to become a fish taco connoisseur, one would have to have a fish taco in California. So, Tuesday morning we would have fish tacos for lunch. That is Kristi would have fish tacos and Andy would have something without fish or other animal parts).
We pulled into a little Mexican grill and quickly saw that not only did they have a fish taco, but also a plentiful vegetarian menu. Andy quickly ordered a Seven Vegetable Quesadilla and began gathering up cups of salsa. Kristi, concerned about Weight Watchers points, inquired as to how the fish was prepared. The clerk explained they were marinated in lime juice with onions and cilantro. “But how are they cooked?” asked Kristi. The clerk replied, “They are marinated.” “But are they then grilled, or fried?” Kristi persisted. “They are just marinated,” responded the clerk. “Are they raw?” wondered Kristi, adding, “I don’t eat sushi.” “Oh, it’s not sushi, it’s whitefish,” reassured the clerk. “Is heat applied to this fish at any point?” asked Kristi. “I don’t think so,” said the clerk, “but I am sure you will love it. “ Kristi suddenly noticed the line collecting behind her and ordered a fish taco.
When the food was ready, Kristi joined Andy at the counter by the storefront window. Andy was thrilled with the broccoli, carrots, squash, green beans, zucchini, and onions in her quesadilla, and was happy to see no mushrooms in there. Kristi tentatively opened her taco and sampled a tiny piece of the whitefish. It looked like it had perhaps been cooked at some point, and it did not taste or smell raw. She decided to eat the taco. It was good, especially with tomatilla sauce. Kristi has experienced no digestive upset as of yet.
If anybody knows what exactly a ceviche taco is, and whether or not this fish was cooked, we would be grateful to learn. Thank you.