Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 with four JoyFoodly lifestyle habits that taste great, make us feel great, and are good for the environment. We know that food trends come and go but joyful eating habits are for a lifetime. Here’s to your family kicking off 2014 with a joyful and tasty bang!
What did you say? “Pie-chay!” That’s right. This super buttery, firm white fish from the Amazon, called Paiche (“pie-chay), is going to be your family’s new favorite fish.
We took this super cool fish that’s long been a favorite in Latin America for a test run in our JoyFoodly kitchen as part of our 2014 New Year’s Lifestyle Habits to choose better protein sources for our families. Here’s what we learned about Paiche from speaking with Whole Foods Market and through our own research, from the folks at CleanFish.
Paiche was in fact so popular in South America and overfished that the species almost went extinct. The purveyors Whole Foods is currently sourcing from, Artisan Fish, have created an innovative farming practice that’s not only keeping the fish on the table but also working with the government to help regrow wild populations. Their Paiche is raised without antibiotics, pesticides or added hormones. It has 20 grams of protein in every 3.5-ounce serving. Whoa! That’s a lot of protein.
Of course what we all really care about is whether it tastes good and if our children will enjoy it! So we took the fun and taste elements to a whole new happy winter level and made it purple and crunchy.
We crushed some Garden of Eatin gluten free blue corn chips, rolled our fish in a creamy avocado sauce and the tortilla “bread crumbs,” and baked it in the oven. We walked away and 10 minutes later, we had the perfectly cooked fillets for our stuffed taco.
To assemble, and for a little sweet winter crunch, we sliced some red cabbage into thin strips and topped our taco. We’ve found that kids really prefer a simple condiment and this way you can find a new fun snack, like red cabbage, to munch on more regularly.
We hope you enjoy this 35 minute end-to-end dish you can make with your kids and enjoy as a family. Here’s to joy-filled tacos on your family’s table this winter!