Thursday, April 9, 2009

fish tacos

I generally make 2-3 vegetarian meals a week. During Lent, we always have vegetarian or fish on Fridays. A few months ago, I was searching for more ideas and came across a really easy recipe for fish tacos. My husband was a little skeptical, but after taking the first bite, he said that he really liked them. I plan on serving them tomorrow night, so I thought I'd share the recipe.

Fish Tacos
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon for oiling pan
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin

2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2- 3/4 pound tilapia, halibut, or cod
1/4 - 1/2 head cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 small red onion or green onions, thinly sliced
6-8 small or 4 large flour tortillas
White sauce (recipe follows)

White sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoon minced cilantro
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon nonfat yogurt

1 tablespoon lime juice

1. Mix lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, cilantro, and cumin in large, flat bowl or pie plate. Add fish and turn to coat. Let marinate 15-30 minutes.

2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add marinated fish and cook, without moving, for 3 minutes. Using 2 spatulas, flip fish and cook on second side for 2 minutes, or until fish flakes with a fork. Remove fish from pan to plate, season with salt, and let set for 2-3 minutes. Cut into approximately bite-size pieces.

3. To build each taco, spread liberal amount of white sauce on tortilla, then add fish, cabbage, red onion, and whatever garnishes you desire. Serve.

PS- I found this on a recipe blog and didn't save the link. If you are the author of the blog, contact me and I'll make sure you get credit for the recipe. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, there's just something about a taco that cries out "BEEF" to me. I just can't bring myself to try a fish taco.