Saturday, November 21, 2009

An easy and delicious fish taco recipe just for you!

I wanted to call this post “Best fish tacos EVER,” but I just posted about the best blogging tool ever and if I keep insisting that I know the best “X” (fill in the blank) ever, I’ll lose all credibility with you.  Because really, who likes a know-it-all?

But I promise you, these are really, really good fish tacos – and they’re really quick to make, too!IMG_1960

I’m awful at blogging recipes as real recipes -- I bow to Pioneer Woman! -- so here’s more of a list (please don’t ask me for exact amounts… as my mom used to say, “Dad fuehlt man,” which means one just feels it!) and then a narrative:

A list:

  • Tortillas  (You can use corn, but tonight we used Trader Joe’s “truly handmade” flour tortillas.)
  • Fish (For ease, I use Trader Joe’s beer battered cod.  You can also use fresh fillets rolled in a mixture of cumin, coriander, paprika, red pepper garlic, salt and pepper.)
  • Lime-cilantro crema:
    • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 3 T mayo (I use light)
    • 3 T sour cream (I use light)
    • Rind of 1 small lime
    • juice of 1 small lime
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • salt
  • The fixin’s:
    • I made quick guacamole by mixing:
      • a few avocados, smashed
      • some fresh pico de gallo
      • fresh garlic, minced
      • lime juice and a bit of rind
      • salt & pepper
    • Shredded cheese
    • Shredded cabbage

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And then a narrative:

Bake the fish according to directions.  How easy is that?!

While the fish bakes, make the crema by mixing all crema ingredients together.  How easy is that?!

The crema takes about 35 seconds to make, so you’ll also have time to whip up the guacamole while the fish bakes.

I buy already-shredded cheese and cabbage, so that also takes only a few seconds.

Heat the tortillas for just a few seconds, either in the microwave or in the oven with the fish (but only for about a minute or two!).

Place everything on the table and dig in!  YUUUUUM!  Let me know if you tried this and if so, what you thought!

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4 comments:

LBaum83 said...

They look yummy! And, you make it sound easy too. I'll have to try this.

Thanks!

Lynn

Yelli said...

Thanks for the reminder! I used to make fish tacos all of the time! Will have to try this recipe.

You know what makes guacamole even better? Dice cucumber into very small pieces and stir it it with everything else. I promise everyone will be WOWed away...

Goofball said...

hmmm taco's

but never eaten fish taco's yet. it seems a weird combination to me, probably because I've never tried so far

eoishi said...

I have to say that these are fantastic fish tacos and that's coming from someone who grew up on authentic fish tacos enjoyed with a cerveza just over the Baja border! I beer battered and fried the fish as that's how I used to enjoy them, but baked would definitely be healthier. I loved the lime cilantro crema - that was the key that I never knew how to make. THANK YOU for sharing this recipce - we'll make these regularly!

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