Friday, July 11, 2014

Fish Tacos

Baja style fish tacos 
Fish tacos are a reliable choice for 'meals to please', whether you are cooking for family or entertaining friends. This Baja style fish tacos combine the robust flavors of Southwestern Slaw, rich taste of Jalepeno Pico de Gallo and lime infused guacamole. Use a firm fish here which can stand grilling without falling apart. Good choices are mahi-mahi or tilapia. Use corn tortillas if you can find them.

All the taco fix ins
Baja style fish tacos
Ingredients: (serves 4)

4 (5 oz) Tilapia fillets (cut in half)
salt to taste
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp minced garlic
4 tbsp oil
3 tbsp lime juice
To serve
8 corn tortillas (6 inches diameter)
Southwestern coleslaw (recipe below)
Jalapeno Pico de Gallo (recipe below)
Lime infused guacamole (recipe below)
  1. Season the fish with salt. Stir together all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl. Coat tilapia with the marinade. 
  2. Grill the fish on the first side over direct heat until the flesh is firm and well-marked, about 2 minutes. Turn the fish and grill until cooked through, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more. 
  3. Grill the tortillas on both sides till they have light grill marks about 15 seconds per side. 
  4. Center a piece of fish on each tortilla, top with the southwestern slaw and Pico de Gallo. Add a dollop of guacamole and serve immediately.
Southwestern slaw
Ingredients: (serves 4)

1 cup fine shredded cabbage
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1 jalapeno minced
handful chopped coriander
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp honey
salt to taste
Combine everything and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving

Jalapeno Pico de Gallo
Ingredients: (makes 1 cup)

1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 red onion chopped fine
2-3 jalapeno peppers minced
handful chopped coriander
1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
salt to taste
Combine everything and mix well.

Lime infused Guacamole
Ingredients: (makes 1 cup)

2 ripe avocados mashed
2 cloves garlic minced fine
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp lime zest
salt and pepper to taste
Mash the avocados with the lime juice, garlic, and salt. Season with pepper. Adjust with more lime juice if necessary to taste.