Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fish Tacos

One of the recipes on my mental list of "food I want to find a good recipe for" is fish tacos.  I've tried making them a couple times, mostly just flying by the seat of my pants.

Over the weekend I was cleaning out the pantry and came across a package of chipotle lime tortilla panko breadcrumbs. Yes, I just happened to have some in the pantry, LOL.  I'm sure I bought them for a recipe and forgot about them. There was only one package in the box -- I do remember that when Joey housesat for us, he used the other packet to cook something or other.

Anyhoo, using the recipe on the back of the box as a guide, I cooked up some pretty decent fish tacos.

Fish Tacos
First mix up the slaw:
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tbs. lime juice
fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sugar
salt & pepper to taste
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 head of thinly sliced red cabbage
Mix the first six ingredients in a small bowl.  Toss cabbage and scallions in a medium-sized bowl, then toss in the sour cream mixture.
1 lb. firm white fish (I used cod) sliced into 1/2" thick sticks
1/2 cup flour
4oz package chipotle lime panko bread crumbs
2 Tbs vegetable oil
8 flour tortillas
sliced avocado
In three separate bowls: put flour in one, about 1/2 cup of water in another, and the bread crumbs in the last bowl.  Dredge the fish sticks in flour, water, crumbs. 
Heat the oil in a skillet, medium-high heat.
Cook fish until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
Heat the tortillas.
Assemble tacos with fish and avocado slices, cover with slaw, and serve with a lime wedge, if you have it.
I had an ear of cooked corn leftover in the fridge, so I cut off the kernels and gave them a quick stir in the hot skillet, then added to the slaw. 
I don't see this as something that I'll make all that often.  Kind of like Chinese food, it created a lot of cleanup!  But it was fun to put together, especially on one of those evenings when I just felt like taking my time in the kitchen.
Bon appetit! 


Dewena said...

Can you believe I've never eaten a fish taco? And I must because they sound wonderful, full of ingredients that I love.

Thank you for the recipe!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh Dear, this wouldn't be for me. But that does not make it, not for anyone else!

I guess we are supposed to not say anything, in a comment, if it doesn't agree with the post.

But... If we say it in a nice way, can't we express our opinion?

I read your post, I do not like to just go away. I believe in comments and interaction, which I don't mind saying. ,-)

So, I read. I comment. Nicely, I hope.


camp and cottage living said...

I have never had fish tacos, but funny I should run across your recipe because we just finished canning fish and I wondered how I would use it! This looks delicious.

Melanie said...

Those look absolutely delicious! One of my favorite things to order in restaurants if I know they have good ones. Have never made them at home.