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Fish Tacos....where do I start?

BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
edited 5:30AM in EggHead Forum
Any suggestions on type of fish, seasonings and toppings would be appreciated.
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  • here ia an idea...let us know how it comes out
    Tacos:
    1 pound white flaky fish, such as mahi mahi or orata
    1/4 cup canola oil
    1 lime, juiced
    1 tablespoons ancho chili powder
    1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    8 flour tortillas
    Garnish:
    Shredded white cabbage
    Hot sauce
    Crema or sour cream
    Thinly sliced red onion
    Thinly sliced green onion
    Chopped cilantro leaves
    Pureed Tomato Salsa, recipe follows
    Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place fish in a medium size dish. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, ancho, jalapeno, and cilantro and pour over the fish. Let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
    Remove the fish from the marinade place onto a hot grill, flesh side down. Grill the fish for 4 minutes on the first side and then flip for 30 seconds and remove. Let rest for 5 minutes then flake the fish with a fork.
    Place the tortillas on the grill and grill for 20 seconds. Divide the fish among the tortillas and garnish with any or all of the garnishes.
    Pureed Tomato Salsa:
    2 tablespoon peanut oil
    1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
    4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
    4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
    1 serrano chile
    1 jalapeno, sliced
    1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
    1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    Salt and pepper
    Preheat grill . Heat oil in medium saucepan, add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add tomatoes, serrano and jalapeno and cook until tomatoes are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Puree the mixture with a hand-held immersion blender until smooth and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Add the hot sauce, oregano, cilantro and lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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  • My wife tried to make fish tacos once... couldn't tell you how it tasted cuz wholly smokes did it look nasty.
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  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    Thanks for the recipe and man that is an "involved recipe" for a rookie like me :) I may modify it some and see how it goes.
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  • Feel free to modify it as you see fit i hope it helps
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  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Somehow just the 'sound' of fish tacos is unappetizing to me...havent tried em so shouldnt knock em..but man they just dont sound like something I'd like... :blink:
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  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    Had them a couple of times and loved them. The fish was cooked crispy with some type of avocado mayo. Pretty good. Of course they at a local restaurant.
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  • The key is to use hard shells and chipotle mayo. (you won't believe me until you try it.....so just try it.) Season up the fish with whatever you like. Egg it and then flake it. A little lettuce and I like queso fresco for cheese. A few drops of Cholula hot sauce and a squeeze of lime.
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  • BamaFanBamaFan Posts: 658
    Yes Sir....we may have a winner. Sounds good to me.
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  • Thought the same thing the first time I saw them on a menu....I was WRONG! Assuming you like fish, it's a great way to eat it. Normally will blacken some fish, throw on some asian slaw and a mango or pineapple pico de gallo. YUM! Of course, it HAS to be a corn tortilla!

    Eggtucky wrote:
    Somehow just the 'sound' of fish tacos is unappetizing to me...havent tried em so shouldnt knock em..but man they just dont sound like something I'd like... :blink:
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  • Hear is a link to fish taco's I did a few months ago. OK but not the best things ever.
    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=499082&catid=1
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    Wow....with all due respect, I think some folks work too hard with fish tacos. EGLANDS BEST has the right idea with a varity of toppings, but I like corn tortillas over flour......I've enjoyed them for years and they are just fried fish, a seasoned slaw and maybe some salsa. I actually got enough e-mails after a recent fish taco post that I did an article for GYGO on them. Here is the link. By the way, I did cook the fish in the photo on my Egg for this recipe, which was easier and required less clean-up than using the deep fryer.

    http://getyourgrillon.net/2008/08/26/i-like-fish-i-like-tacos/
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • MeinbmwMeinbmw Posts: 157
    Chipotle mayo?

    Can you purchase that or is that a concoction you whip up?
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  • I usually use this --> http://www.originaljuan.com/ssl/shopping/products/?pg=f21849df-d220-48c4-bb28-1b50182b9d1d

    You can also mix some adobo sauce from a can of chipotles into plain mayo.

    Try it on hamburgers as well.
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  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,788
    fish taco wrote:
    I usually use this --> http://www.originaljuan.com/ssl/shopping/products/?pg=f21849df-d220-48c4-bb28-1b50182b9d1d

    You can also mix some adobo sauce from a can of chipotles into plain mayo.

    Try it on hamburgers as well.

    that link is not working for me.
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  • try this: http://www.originaljuan.com/search/hot_sauce/advanced/?keywords=mayo

    if that doesn't work try: http://www.originaljuan.com and then type "mayo" in the search box.
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  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Not surpising, A great article!! I enjoyed it. Good job!
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