Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fish Tacos

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:

Cilantro Sauce

· 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!

1 comment:

  1. I just ate fish tacos at a restaurant this passed week . . . and loved them! It would be fun to make this at home.


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