May 23, 2007

Fish Tacos



Ingredients:
6 firm, white fish fillets
3 tablespoons tequila
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 small hot chiles, seeded and minced
salt
pepper
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, chopped

to serve:
corn tortillas (small size)
sour cream
additional lime juice
avocado
hot sauce (I used Tabasco brand chipotle pepper sauce)
finely shredded red cabbage

Directions:
Whisk together the tequila, lime juice, chiles, cumin and salt/pepper to taste. Pour into a resealable bag and add the fish. Marinate about 10-20 minutes or until you get bored and hungry and want to eat. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking oil or heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook the fish until cooked through, about 5 minutes, flipping once. Meanwhile, mix the green onion and the tomato together. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a tiny bit of lime juice. Set aside. When the fish is cooked through, remove it to a plate and cut into slices. Microwave the corn tortillas between damp paper towels for a few seconds or until they are slightly warm and soft. Place the fish in the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle with additional lime juice if desired. Top with tomato/green onion mixture, avocado*, shredded red cabbage, hot sauce and sour cream. Serve.

Yield: about 6-8 tacos.


*which I didn't do, as avocados were $2 each at the store today, but that I think would taste really good.




My thoughts:
I wish I had a better name to call these besides fish tacos, but I have no idea what that would be. Fish taco sounds so prosaic for what is truly a taste sensation. Incredibly quick to make and really fresh tasting, perfect for a outdoor meal. I think this is one of my new favorite meals and this is from someone who (I am pretty sure) until today and never even had a fish taco.

11 comments:

  1. Such a fresh dish! The only things missing are a pitcher of 'ritas and a chair by the swimming pool :)

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  2. I've never had fish tacos but have seen them around. I think they look yummy!

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  3. fish tacos are one of my favorite summer foods! yum!!

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  4. I have yet to try fish tacos, but instead of buying them at a Mexican place, maybe I should make my own. Yours sure look good!

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  5. this is my fav food of all time!!!

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  6. I've never made fish tacos myself, but I love them. Your recipe sounds great.

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  7. If you're looking for a fancier name, try Tacos del Pescado. Pescado (pronounced peh-SKAH-doh)is the Spanish word for fish. My husband and I love fish tacos! It looks like you used fresh red cabbage in yours. That's yummy! So is green cabbage and/or fresh cilantro.

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  8. Any recipe with tequila is ok with me!

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  9. Yum, I absolutely love both recipes: am a fiend about sweet Lassi, made with rose water. Mmmmm. thanks for inspiring me to make these things again!

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  10. I loooove fish tacos, and these look really great. Love the crunch of that beauteous purple cabbage!

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  11. There is no better name than fish taco!

    I remember having my first one in Maui, and thought it was really strange to put cabbage on a taco instead of lettuce, but the taco stand dude said it was the original way, and now I can´t imagine eating it any other way.

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