Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fish Tacos


As the last little bits of summer eek away I'm looking for every way possible to hold on to the season of sunshine. So I turned to Pinterest to find some summery recipes and struck gold with this one.
Fish tacos are the epitome of summer: fresh, citrusy, and light. This recipe is super easy and super delicious.

Fish

  • 1 lb Tilapia, cod, or mahi mahi filets
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil--I used olive oil and the fish turned out greatI
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 close garlic, minced--about 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper--the original called for only 1/8 tsp but I like mine spicier 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Combine the canola oil, lime juice, and spices into a small mixing bowl. Place the fish into a gallon bag and pour the marinade over the fish. Allow the fish to marinade for at least 20 minutes, but no more than 30 minutes. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and brush with oil before placing the fish on the grill. Cook the fish through, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and cut into medium-sized pieces. 
Slaw
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil--again I used olive oil
Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and give it a good toss. 
Guac**
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Juice of 1 medium lime
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Cut the avocado into two halves and place the flesh into a small mixing bowl. Add the garlic, lime juice, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper. Mash it all together until you have the consistency you want. I like mine a bit smoother, but chunky guacamole has its merits too! 

To assemble your tacos, start with warming up a few flour tortillas. Place your fish down the middle of your tortilla, add a healthy dollop of guac, and top with a shower of slaw. And tuck in!

**The original recipe called for just slices of avocado, but I think the guac works better. 

Photo and original recipe can be found here


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