Fish Tacos in Cabo San Lucas

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I’m looking forward to seeing Inaugural poet, Amanda Gorman, recite another original poem at the pregame show. She’s gonna be amazing!

It’s terrific that 7500 vaccinated healthcare workers were invited to an all-paid expense to the Super Bowl. What a treat! I honor them every day! There will never be a day where they’ll go unappreciated. They’re our every day heroes, forever and always. THANK YOU!

In 2014, I went on a South American cruise. Our last stop on the cruise before heading back to the U.S. was Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I was so excited to try some authentic Mexican food. We have a bunch of Mexican restaurants in Hawai’i, but there are very, very few places that have good Mexican food here.

In Cabo, I ordered some good ol’ fish tacos. My fave and go-to Mexican dish… And, some Mexican beer. Yum! What a wonderful pair. It was really refreshing. I’m so glad that we had some time to explore the town and grab some authentic Mexican grinds. That’s what I look forward to most- trying cuisines in the country of origin.

Cabo was lovely. I recall it was a beautiful sunny day, and the temperature was just right. I hope to take a trip in the near future and tour the town more in-depth. And, eat more Mexican food. Perhaps order a margarita. My mouth is watering already.

Next week is the Lunar New Year; the Year of the Ox begins. It’s also Valentine’s Day. Looking forward to celebrating both holidays next week.

Take good care,

FS x

Ground lamb and turkey squash stew

Happy Spring!

In light of a new season, I made a yummy squash stew with ground lamb and turkey and barley rice from Japan. I was inspired by this recipe.

Ingredients used:

  • Ground lamb
  • Ground turkey
  • Large onion
  • Garlic
  • Sprigs of thyme
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic pepper/powder
  • 1.5 bottle of beer (I used Miller Lite)
  • Butternut squash
  • Chicken stock (no salt)
  • Barley rice
  • Flour for thickening

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Barley rice from Daiso in Japan.

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Ta da! A very tasty stew.

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I wish I had bought more of this rice. It was so delicious!

A healthy, yummy dinner just in time to welcome spring! I was very pleased with this dish.

Now that Honolulu has Daiso, I hope to find this rice there. It was to-die-for!

 

A rosy, orange beery chicken

Happy Monday! I always wanted to cook with beer and I finally did! It was exciting! It was a simple, easy dish! I call it “rosemary-orange-beer chicken.” I also roasted red potatoes, Okinawan sweet potatoes, and onions, with some rosemary sprigs.

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The ingredients: orange, potatoes (any of your choice), rosemary, chicken broth, beer, onions, and chicken

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The seasonings: olive oil, black pepper, Himalayan pink salt, and garlic salt

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Ready to go into the oven! It looks good already! This was drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with black pepper, Himalayan pink salt, and garlic salt.

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Ta da!!! It was so good, especially those Okinawan sweet potatoes!

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Ready to bake! Let’s do it!

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Ooh, mouthwatering!

You can use any kind of chicken. I decided to use small wings and drumsticks. I drizzled the chicken with olive oil, seasoned them with black pepper, Himalayan pink salt, and garlic salt. Then, the beer was poured. You can use any beer of your choice. I used Bud Light Platinum (one pint because I made two trays of the dish). I mixed it with some chicken broth. Topped the marinade with orange slices and rosemary.

The dish turned out great! Got to make it again, with just the beer, haha!

Have a great week, y’all!