Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fish Tacos

I always feel lost on what to do with fish.  I would love to make more but really don't have a lot of good recipes.  Lately I've been seeing a lot of recipes for Fish Tacos.  Most recently I saw them on Throwdown with Bobby Flay.  They looked so yummy.  Most recipes deep fry the fish which I want to avoid.  The recipe I tried I found at Annie's Eats.  The recipe was very simple and I had all the ingredients.  I served this with the Guacamole and Pico de Gallo I made for the Spicy Bean Burritos.  These were very easy to make and is something I will definitely be making again.  I increased all the spices in the recipe. 

Fish Tacos
Adapted from Annie's Eats
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1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (5-7 oz) fillet of white fish (I used Basa)
salt to taste

Cilantro Cream Sauce:
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
6 oz sour cream
1 clove garlic, minced
freshly ground black pepper to taste

For serving:
Green onions, sliced
Pico de Gallo

Combine the lime juice, 1 tbsp of olive oil, cilantro, cumin and garlic in a shallow plate.  Whisk together.  Place fish in dish and turn to coat.  Let marinate 15-30 minutes.

While the fish is marinating make the cilantro cream sauce.  Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl until combined.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.  Add fish and do not disturb for 3 minutes.  Flip the fish and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Remove to plate and season with salt.  Let fish rest for a few minutes and then using two fork shred into bite-size pieces.

Heat tortillas on a dry non stick skillet until nicely browned on both sides.  Add fish, desired toppings and the cilantro cream sauce.  Enjoy!


  1. Sounds interesting! Will definitely try it.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Gina! Please let me know if you give them a try.


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