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Our All Time Favorite Fish Taco Recipe


I basically cook the way I sew, a little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw it together and see how it comes out.  For this reason, my fish taco recipe is not really a recipe, but an idea. But after having been asked to share it so often, I thought I would at least share the idea.  You can come up with your own special version.

The best start is with fresh fish.  We love redfish and trout around here, and my husband keeps us stocked with those two varieties.

I place the fish in a plastic bag with the following ingredients {according to your taste}:

  • Olive Oil {enough to generously coat fish and then a little extra}
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chili powder {we like a lot}
  • Something to give it a kick.  I use ground chipotle peppers. You can also use crushed red pepper.
  • Cumin
  • Chopped fresh garlic
  • Chopped jalapeno peppers
  • Chopped onions
  • Fresh lime juice {I use a half a lime on about three pieces of fish}

Let the fish marinate in the seasonings for at least thirty minutes, I like a couple of hours.

 

Right before I get ready to cook the fish, I make a little slaw to go with the fish, using the same spices.  I like the slaw to sit for just a short time so the flavors blend but it doesn't get mushy.

Mix the following, again, go according to what you like.  I don't think you can go wrong.

  • Olive Oil {just a light drizzle of a high quality olive oil}
  • White wine vinegar {I usually add just a little more than the amount of olive oil}
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chili powder {we like a lot}
  • Something to give it a kick.  I use ground chipotle peppers. You can also use crushed red pepper.
  • Cumin
  • Chopped fresh garlic
  • Fresh lime juice {to taste, but I like a good bit}
  • A bit of fresh cilantro chopped
  • You can include any or none of the following:    Chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, corn, peppers, black beans.

Fire up the grill.   We cook our fish on a Himalayan salt rock, which makes it so tasty.  But you can grill it in any way that you normally would grill fish.

Cook the fish until tender and flaky.  While the fish is cooking, we drape the tortillas across the grates of the upper portion of the grill and cook until crispy.

Add the fish, slaw and a dab of greek yogurt to the taco shell and you are ready to go.  

I hope that you will try this idea and let me know how your fish recipe came out.


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