When I think of fish tacos, I imagine myself on a beautiful beach in Baja California, sipping Mojitos and dining on the finest Mahi Mahi whilst the sun sets over the horizon.
So you can imagine my disappointment when I came home from work today, and made myself some Fish "Tacos" for lunch, courtesy of the 1974 WW Recipe Cards - Budget Best Bets Category. (note the quotation marks, my friends, and click here if you need a refresher on what they mean).
Now, it wasn't really the flaked cod (instead of Mahi Mahi) or even the slice of bread (instead of the flour tortilla) that depressed me. It was the topping.
Instead of my usual chunky salsa or buttery guacamole--I was forced to make my own taco sauce out of PIMENTOS. Yes. Pureed pimentos. With bouillon, vinegar, garlic, and paprika. Seriously.
So to re-cap: Instead of eating fish tacos next to the ocean, I ate my "tacos" over the kitchen sink. Instead of a Mojito, I washed them down with a diet coke. And instead of topping them with a zesty fresh condiment, I poured pimento chunks from the blender all over the whole fake taco thingy. I did listen to some really good salsa music throughout the entire pitiful event, though.