It's been a while since we have done a Weird Veg Wednesday. My inspiration kicked in tonight with some portabello mushrooms that we had in the fridge along with some other ingredients that we had in the house. I've done stuffed portabellos before, I've done portabello fries, but this was a new adventure for me. The attempt was to turn a portabello mushroom into a taco shell. I'm happy to say IT WORKED!!!
The rest of the dish was pretty simple beef taco meat using the homemade taco seasoning mix that we made a few months ago. The salsa was a roasted corn, black bean salsa. We topped it with a little guacamole and some cilantro and it made for a delicious taco. On side we made some Spanish rice with a little sauteed red onion and chili powder.
So we’ve had a couple of busy days but we did try out a new Weird Veg on Wednesday this week. We chose tomatillos which I guess we have used before but mainly in salsas. Tomatillos if you have never had them are an interesting flavor. Although they look like a small green tomato, they have more of a citrus type flavor. It really added a nice little zing to this dish.
Tomatillos are a great source of Vitamin C and potassium. For their calorie content they also have a decent amount of fiber. When buying tomatillos I like to try to find ones that still have some of the husk on them and they should have a nice firm texture. Sometimes when you are buying veggies that aren’t mainstream you need to check them to make sure they haven’t been sitting there for too long. Once you get them home, peel the husks and give them a good wash, the outer flesh tends to have a sticky residue on them. Enjoy this delicious and fun Veg!
For the blackened cod that was just simply, 8 oz cod fillets drizzled with a little olive and coated generously with blackening seasoning. Depending on thickness you will need to cook between 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees.
I was skeptical. I almost didn’t make them. How in the HECK could brownies made out of black beans be good?
Well…they were better than good. They were AMAZING. I loved them…I really don’t think I’ll ever go back to normal brownies!! I topped these with a little pb2 sauce but they really didn’t need it.
We took these over to my hubby’s brother’s house for dinner and I thought it’d be hilarious to play a trick on them and not tell them what they were made of. They know me so well though…before I could even dish them up they asked me what kind of vegetable was in them. Seriously…who do they think I am??! I told them there were no vegetables but they knew something was up. I didn’t care though because they LIKED them!!
Recipe courtesy of @angelamccafferty on IG. Thanks Angela!
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