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Feed Your Face: Fish Tacos With Homemade Guacamole

By Dr Jessica Wu

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or planning a quiet long weekend of relaxation, it’s time to fire up the grill and celebrate the unofficial start of summer! One of my favorite outdoor meals is fish tacos with homemade guacamole. Fish and avocados both contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and have been shown to improve such skin conditions as acne, eczema rashes, and psoriasis. Plus, avocados are cholesterol free and high in monounsaturated fats (the kind that help lower “bad” cholesterol). Try this recipe from Feed Your Face:

For fish tacos, marinate a mild white fish, such as halibut) in extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Grill. Serve with whole-wheat or gluten-free tortillas, shredded lettuce or cabbage (I like red cabbage), chopped tomatoes, low-sodium salsa, and homemade guacamole. Look for wild-caught Pacific halibut (also called Alaskan halibut), which is sustainably fished.

For guacamole, cut two large avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh into a large mixing bowl. Using a potato masher or fork, mash avocados with one tbsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt until you have your desired consistency (I like mine chunky). Stir in 1/2 small red onion, finely diced; two roma tomatoes, diced; one tbsp cilantro, finely chopped; and one clove garlic, finely minced. If you like heat, add finely diced jalapeños and/or cayenne pepper.

For more skin-friendly recipes, check out Chapter 9 of Feed Your Face!


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