Although we live in Texas, I must admit that Mexican food is not my favorite! I know that is a horrible thing to admit, but spicy, greasy, and extra cheesy don’t always treat Kim very well. J And when I go to a Mexican restaurant, I have NO self-control with those chips! I get so mad at myself because I always eat WAY too many—even when they don’t taste very good.
Because I do live in Texas and my husband is in the ministry, we do eat out more than we should. And we usually find ourselves eating at Mexican restaurants more times than I prefer. So when we do eat Mexican, I usually order chicken fajitas and enjoy them!
But, I have found a new favorite dish at Mexican restaurants…FISH TACOS! Anytime I find them on the menu, I just have to try them.
I’ve been afraid to try to make them at home because I am not good at cooking fish. So I’ve been searching for fish taco recipes & I've finally found them! I have combined several different ideas & recipes.
My college roommate told me that she makes them by sprinkling taco seasoning on tilapia & then grilling them on her George Foreman grill. (Great idea if I could only find my grill in the storage boxes in the garage.) But I did cook them on top the stove with the taco seasoning & the fish was fabulous! She also makes a chipotle ranch sauce using ranch dressing & Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning. Sounds yummy!
I also found these two sauce recipes that are really good too:
· 1 bunch of cilantro- washed and dried
· 1/4 cup of REAL mayo
· 1/4 cup sour cream
· 1 clove of garlic peeled
· juice of 1 lime
· salt and pepper to taste
Throw all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend away. If you would like a thinner sauce you can add 1-3 tablespoons of milk.
Tomato Avocado Salsa
· 2 cups plum tomatoes diced ( about 2 med)
· 1/3 cup diced onion
· 1 avocado diced
· 1 jalapeno minced-optional
· 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
· 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
· 1/8 teaspoon salt
· 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well.
You will also need shredded cabbage and warm corn or flour tortillas to make your tacos. I prefer corn tortillas for the fish tacos for some reason.
To assemble tacos: Place fish into warm tortilla, top with cabbage, cilantro sauce, tomato avocado salsa and/or hot sauce.
I hope you enjoy fish tacos as much as we do!