Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crispy and Tangy Fish Tacos

I'm the kind of person that goes to a restaurant, has a dish I like and I order the same thing again and again and again on subsequent visits. Well, awhile back something strange happened. It wasn't premeditated. I just listed to what my taste buds really wanted and I ordered some shrimp tacos at one of our favorite local restaurants. I couldn't believe how delicious they were. And why hadn't I thought of ordering something different before? So, the very next week I had to try and figure out what the recipe was and this is what I came up with (with fish instead). It was close and VERY DELICIOUS. From here on out shrimp tacos are going to be my regularly ordered dish there . . . at least until I have an urge to try something new.


Corn Tortillas (2 per taco)
Tilapia or Salmon filets (1/2 filet per taco)
/2 cup flour
salt to taste
1/2 tsp paprika (for color)

1/2 head Cabbage
1 carrot
2 tomatoes
15 sprigs, cilantro
2 limes

Tangy Sauce:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 cup onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 jalapeno, finely chopped and seeded

Prepare sauce by mixing all ingredients and set aside.

Prepare salad. Finely shred cabbage. Shred carrot. Dice tomatoes. Chop cilantro. Dash a bit of cumin, salt, and pepper over salad. Mix well. Add the juice of 1-2 limes and mix well again, adding salt to taste.

For filets: Divide them in half and dip them in mixture of flour, salt, and paprika. Drop in hot oil and fry until gold brown and cooked through.

Serve on two warm corn tortillas garnished with cabbage salad and topped off with the tangy sauce. Serve with fresh squeezed lemonade or fruit drink of your choice. I recommend this one.


Unknown said...

Beautiful, I love fish tacos

Capi said...

The pictures are so beautiful! :)

lallis said...

These look delish. Loving your blog!

Lauren said...

These look awesome! I love fish tacos but I never think to make them myself.

Unknown said...

It looks interesting and beautiful. It tastes very good indeed.

SarahButtonedUp said...

Mama Mia! These were a huge hit in our house last night. Kids aged 2 & 5 couldn't get enough and hubby too. Thanks for the great recipe. I might try baking the fish instead of frying next time - I'll bet it's just as yummy and 1/2 the fat.

Daisy said...

@SarahButtonedUp - Glad your family enjoyed them. Thanks for the comment and feedback!