I know Winter’s only just begun, but I’m already looking for relief and I’ll take it where I can get it. So why not explore the surf with some yummy, beachy kind of food? Take yourself on a unique taco adventure with these great recipes from guest poster Cathy, inspired from recipes she found on www.Delish.com. Fish tacos anyone?
Fish tacos, once the exclusive fuel of California surfers, can now be found on both fast food chain placards and gourmet menus. If you’ve never tried this tasty treat, it can sound a little odd, but once you’ve sampled this delicacy, you’ll be sold on its virtues. Try one or all of these fish taco recipes and you’ll swear that they are a gift from the Big Kahuna himself!
Light Cod Tacos – For lighter calorie fare
â€¢ 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
â€¢ 2 teaspoon oregano
â€¢ Salt and pepper to taste
â€¢ 1 1/2 pounds boned, skinned cod
â€¢ 1 tablespoon oil
â€¢ 12 to 14 corn tortillas
â€¢ Shredded cabbage and cilantro
â€¢ Tartar sauce
Rub fish with oil and sprinkle with the seasonings.
Grill the fish until golden.
Break the fish into big chunks, fill the tortillas with fish, cabbage and cilantro.
Serve with tartar sauce.
Chipotle Salmon Tacos
â€¢ 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
â€¢ 1 teaspoon lime juice
â€¢ 2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
â€¢ 2 teaspoon orange zest
â€¢ 2 teaspoon sugar
â€¢ 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, cut into 8 pieces
â€¢ 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon oil
â€¢ 8 corn tortillas
â€¢ 1 avocado, mashed
â€¢ Shredded cabbage
Whisk the mayonnaise with the lime juice until smooth.
Combine the chipotle powder with the orange zest and sugar.
Rub the salmon with the olive oil and the chipotle mixture. Let the flavors blend for five minutes.
Grill the salmon to desired doneness.
Spread mashed avocado on each tortilla and add salmon, cabbage, and salsa.
Drizzle with lime mayonnaise and serve.
Spicy Grouper Tacos
â€¢ 2 tablespoon olive oil
â€¢ 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
â€¢ 1 tablespoon lime juice
â€¢ Salt and pepper
â€¢ 1 pound of grouper
â€¢ 8 soft tortillas
â€¢ Cabbage Slaw
Combine first five ingredients and drizzle over the fish.
Grill the fish skin-side down until just cooked.
Cut the fish into strips and remove the skin.
Fill the tortillas with fish, cabbage slaw and salsa.
Beer-Battered Tilapia Tacos
â€¢ 3 tablespoon flour
â€¢ 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
â€¢ 1/8 teaspoon salt
â€¢ 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
â€¢ 1/3 cup beer
â€¢ 8 oz tilapia fillet cut crosswise into 1-inch strips
â€¢ 2 teaspoon canola oil
â€¢ 4 warm corn tortillas
Combine the first four ingredients and whisk in the beer to make a batter.
Coat the fish in the batter and fry in hot oil until crispy and golden.
Fill the tortillas with fish and salsa.
Guacamole Mahi Mahi Tacos
â€¢ 2 tablespoon lime juice
â€¢ salt and pepper
â€¢ shredded cabbage
â€¢ 2 tablespoon oil
â€¢ 2 pound mahi mahi fillets cut into 2-inch wide strips
â€¢ 10 flour tortillas
â€¢ 2 sliced tomatoes
Toss the cabbage with the vegetable oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.
Grill the fish.
Fill tortillas with guacamole, fish, tomato slices and cabbage slaw.
Whether simple or complex, fish tacos are guaranteed to satisfy your seafood cravings. Whether you’re a professional fisher, a seasoned surfer, or just a regular jane or joe, take just one taste of these tacos and you’ll be searching for a perfect wave to surf. And even if you live inland, these are a sure-fire treat. Aloha!
About the Guest Blogger: Cathy Pierce is a business professional turned stay-at-home mom. She loves traveling, gardening, good food and good TV. She’s recently started blogging, and you can follow her on Twitter @mrscathypierce.
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