Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fish Tacos in Warm Corn Tortillas

If you have never had a fish taco, I guessing your nose is curling, wondering WHY someone would eat fish in a taco.  Believe me I reacted the same way at one point, and now it's a staple around here! The kids, the family,  the friends keep begging for it!
If you have I'll bet you will jump for joy at the idea of making these fresh off your grill or kitchen year round! Seriously, outstanding and easy!

Fish Tacos with Warm Corn Tortillas
10 minutes

4-5 Sea Bass fillets (Halibut or Cod will do nicely)
Cajun seasoning  (my favorite is Broussard's
Lime (squeeze over the fish after done cooking)

In olive oil and butter cook 4 minutes each side

Components of Taco Togetherness
Napa Cabbage sliced in long thin strips (any cabbage will work but I like how delicate cabbage is)
Red onion very thin strips.

Fish Taco Sauce
1/4 cup mayo (Best Foods)
1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/2 tbs. Garlic powder or fresh garlic (in this sauce I actually prefer the powder)
1/4 cup lime juice or more to taste (whole squeezed lime)
1/4 tsp. Salt

Prepare Sauce by combining and whisking or stirring till smooth, and slice veggies while fish cooks, or if possible prepare them previous to cooking. If fish and/or tortillas are warm and done before the final products is ready to serve keep warm in a 200 degree oven.  This is such a fast meal it is ready sometimes faster than I can prep!  

Warm Corn Tortillas
Peanut oil has the best smoke point (i.e. it wont burn as easily, but vegetable is fine as well)
Here is a low oil way to cook tortillas I learned from Gastronomy Girl.
Add THREE DROPS of oil when pan is heated but not before! Just three...  Spin tortilla in bottom of pan with fingertips to distribute on tortilla.  Fry tortillas at medium high heat for about 10 seconds or less each side so browned but not hard. Place on paper towels. Cover stack of warm tortillas with foil or keep in warmed oven. Add three new drops about every 4 tacos.  

Prepare tacos, tortilla, fish, Citrus-garlic sauce, dash onion, cabbage, squeeze of lime and/or dash of hot sauce if preferred. Super delicious! They are really fresh, light and surprisingly filling meal!

Additional components: Mango Salsa, Nectarine Salsa, Tomatoes, Cilantro, 

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